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Honda Civic: Failed PCMs And CAN System Diagnostics

It’s not unusual for me to get help requests through my e-mail. Sometimes it’s from working technicians, other times it’s from vehicle owners who can’t get their problems solved through professional repair shops. In early 2014, I received one...

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Servicing Mercedes-Benz AIRMATIC Suspensions

The Mercedes-Benz AIRMATIC suspension system was introduced in 1999 on the S-Class and has subsequently been used on the E-Class and most of the automaker’s SUVs. The system employs electronically controlled air springs that provide an ideal balance...

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Mazda: Performing Regular Undercar Maintenance

In this article, we’ll take a look at brake and undercar service on the Mazda vehicle lineup, with the footnote that even though this type of work ­becomes routine when you have a preventive maintenance mindset, good work habits from beginning to end...

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The Ins And Outs Of Sanders

Sanders are required tools in today’s collision repair shop. Body techs and painters rely upon them every day to achieve that perfect finish on your customers’ vehicles. Whether you’re prepping a panel for paint or removing imperfections before...

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Are You Regularly Maintaining Your Equipment?

Technicians who are idling because the welder won’t feed wire, the hydraulic ram won’t pull chains, the booth heater won’t heat or the air compressor won’t compress enough air is a costly mistake, as labor time is the most expensive thing in any...

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Celebrate 'Back To The Future' Day By Watching The Time Machine Get A 2015 Detail

    For many today is just another Wednesday, but for a lot of people it is more than just your average Wednesday, it is "Back to the Future" Day. It is a day that everyone who watched the cult classic trilogy Back to the Future recognizes...

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Using Your Oscilloscope: Current Ramp Test Ignition Coils

Regardless of design configuration, the role of the ignition coil is to multiply battery voltage into high voltage. Following Ohm’s law for the conversion of volts to amperes, oil-filled coils generally require 3 to 5 amperes of primary current...

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Serial Data Bus Diagnostics

Understanding The Function of Serial Data Buses If serial data buses did not exist, a wiring harness would have to be five times its normal size and use twice as many sensors to deliver the same level of functionality and safety we see in the modern...

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Throttle-By-Wire Codes: P1512 On 2002 GMC Envoy

The PCM continuously monitors the commanded and actual throttle positions. The commanded throttle position is compared to the actual throttle position based on ­accelerator pedal position and possibly other limiting factors, and both values should...

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The saying “Everything is bigger in Texas” was clearly evident during WORLDPAC’s fourth Supplier & Training EXPO (STX) held April 21-24 at...Read More

May 2,2016
Permatex has added Fast Orange Grease X Mechanic's Laundry Detergent to its Fast Orange Hand Cleaner line. It is specially formulated to remove automotive grease, stains and odors from technicians work clothes.Read More

May 2,2016
Federated Car Care Centers work hard to keep America's vehicles on the road. As a thank you, Federated will award one lucky Car Care member with something they can use both on and off the road, a completely refurbished and upgraded Jeep Wrangler JK. The one-of-a-kind Jeep is the grand prize in the 2016 Federated 4-Wheelin Car Care Sweepstakes.Read More

May 2,2016
Bob Holland, Chief Automotive Technologies, will serve as president of ETI for the 2016-'17 term.Read More

May 2,2016
Tenneco has expanded its Monroe Brakes product line to include dozens of new Total Solution and Monroe ProSolution pad sets offering combined coverage of...Read More

May 2,2016
Dorman Products recently kicked off its new “Outdoor Adventure” Window Regulator Sweepstakes. Running May through September, this new sweepstakes awards service technicians one contest...Read More

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May 2,2016
Streamlight Inc. introduced its 18650 Lithium Ion Battery and Charger, designed to energize the growing line of Streamlight products that accept 18650...Read More

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The new Snap-on CTGR8855 18V Lithium Cordless Angle Grinder is the next step in grinders. It is similar to the CTGR8850, but features a unique safety switch that cuts off power if the tool is dropped.Read More

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The new Road Force Elite is Hunter’s fastest diagnostic wheel balancer and performs both a traditional balance and Road Force Measurement in less time...Read More

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