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Tell them to use the parking brake

Owners of some GM vehicles (2009 and prior passenger cars and light trucks, including Saturn) with Hydra-Matic front wheel drive transmissions may comment about a grinding and/or growling noise when standing in Park on a hill or slope with the engine running and the parking brake not applied.


 
Ford clunk calibration

Some 2008-2009 Taurus, Taurus X, and Sable vehicles built before 8-12-2008 and 2008-2009 Edge, Flex and MKX vehicles may exhibit a harsh driveline clunk at low speed (below 10 mph) during stop and go driving on tip-in (this could be perceived as a harsh 1-2 upshift or 2-1 downshift). This may be due to a PCM calibration.


KYB Americas Corp. completes 12,000-sq.-ft. Technical Center expansion

KYB Americas Corp. announced the completed expansion of the KYB Technical Center that operates next to KYB’s 575,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Franklin, Ind., and houses the latest in new product development, quality control and conditions testing equipment.



 
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Nissan MIL

This TSB applies to all Nissan vehicles equipped with a Key Slot for an Intelligent Key. DTC B2190 (NATS ANTENNA AMP) can be stored for the following reasons: Something other than an Intelligent Key is inserted into the Key Slot. An Intelligent Key issue. A wiring issue between the Key Slot and the BCM. A Key Slot issue.


TPMS maker Schrader is sold to Sensata

Sensata Technologies B.V. has reached an agreement to buy tire pressure monitoring systems manufacturer Schrader International Inc. from private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners LLC for $1 billion.


 
<p>Look at the part number on the radiator or for the PremAir label to identify a DOR radiator.</p> Direct ozone radiator

All 2006-2011 Mitsubishi Galant four-cylinder vehicles with California (PZEV) emissions are equipped with a Direct Ozone Reduction (DOR) radiator with a tamper-proof monitor. DTC P1580 is set if the PCM does not receive the proper signal from the monitor to confirm a DOR radiator is installed in the vehicle.


Blackburn’s Wheel Finder website is user-friendly on tablets and smart phones

Blackburn's Hubcap & Wheel Solutions has launched version 3.0 of its Wheel Finder website at www.BlackburnsWheelfinder.com. The latest version now includes OEM hubcaps in addition to the company’s large selection of steel and alloy OEM wheels.


 
<p>1: Solenoid valve S1; 2: Solenoid valve S2; 3: Solenoid valve SL1; 4: Solenoid valve SL2; 5: Solenoid valve SLT; 6: Solenoid valve SLU; 7: Solenoid valve SR.</p> Toyota A750 trans solenoids

This TSB provides information on the proper identification of the seven solenoids used in the Toyota A750 transmission. This applies to 2003-2009 4Runner, 2007-2009 FJ Cruiser, 2003-2007 Land Cruiser, 2005-2008 Sequoia, 2005-2009 Tacoma and 2005-2009 Tundra vehicles.


Airtex Fuel Delivery Systems launches Spanish version of Fuel Pump U

Airtex Fuel Delivery Systems has launched the Spanish version of its award-winning www.FuelPumpU.com technical training website, an online resource offering real-time educational assistance, as well as current and in-depth information and fuel pump replacement support.


 
WABCO will showcase commercial vehicle safety products at IAA in Germany

WABCO Holdings Inc., a global supplier of technologies to improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, announced that at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014 in Hanover, Germany, it will showcase the company’s continued technology leadership in vehicle safety and efficiency through its advanced systems, products and services, including new fleet management solutions.


Sears Holdings Corp. awards Hennessy’s BADA for closed-loop recycling program

Hennessy Industries Inc. announced that its BADA wheel weight division has been honored with the 2014 Partners in Transformation Award from Sears Holdings Corp. for its implementation of a closed-loop recycling program.


 
<p>In his new role as Continental's head of Aftermarket &ndash; NAFTA, Howard Laster will be responsible for overall business strategy, product quality and performance.</p> Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket names Laster head of Aftermarket – NAFTA

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket, a supplier of OE-engineered aftermarket replacement parts for a wide range of automotive applications, announced it has named Howard Laster as head of Aftermarket – NAFTA Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket.


Veyance Technologies supports customers with installer promotion

Veyance Technologies Inc., manufacturer of Goodyear Engineered Products, recently launched the Art of Silence campaign, a marketing initiative that highlights the company’s continuous innovation of belt technology, including Quiet ChannelTechnology that makes the Gatorback belt one of the quietest belts in the aftermarket indus





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