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No More Free Tire ­Rotations!

Tire rotation is a cornerstone of vehicle preventive maintenance and tire longevity. It is a well-proven fact that tire tread life can be greatly enhanced by regular and timely tire rotation. During rotation, each tire and wheel is ­removed from...

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ASE G1: How To Measure Cold Cranking Amps, Reserve Capacity

The ASE G1 test contains 55 scored, job-related questions, 15% of which will concern electrical maintenance and repairs. From the ASE G1 study guide, you will need to know how to: • Perform battery tests (load and capacitance); ­determine needed...

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ASE A5: Brake Fluid And Bleeding Sequence

The ASE A5 Test includes a portion on brake fluid, bleeding, flushing and leak testing. You must know how to: • Diagnose poor stopping, pulling, dragging, or incorrect pedal travel caused by problems in the brake fluid; determine needed repairs. •...

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When Timing Is Everything: A Look At The 2.5L, 2.0L Powerplants

Last month, we looked at the timing chain setup on the Audi 3.2L engine and saw how a lack of oil changes can adversely affect the tensioners and cause engine failure. We’ve also seen similar issues with the timing chain setups on the 2.5L 5-cylinder...

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Modern Charging Systems: Cover All The Bases During the Diagnostic Process

To quote a familiar situation: “My customer’s car is now on its third alternator in six months and my jobber store refuses to ­warranty a fourth.” In other words, the parts supplier believes that an underlying problem is causing these alternators...

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Audi Fuel System: MIL On/Multiple Low Fuel Pressure DTCs

Due to fuel intrusion into the low-pressure ­system fuel pressure sensor (G410), a false signal may be sent to the controller, resulting in a reading that is out of tolerance. Model: 2007 Audi A4 Sedan V6-3.2L Scenario: The MIL is on and one or...

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Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Elects 2015 Board

Jerome Lentz of Challenger Lifts (Louisville, Ky.) has been elected chairman of the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Board of Directors for 2015. Voting took place at ALI’s annual membership meeting Nov. 3 in Las Vegas. Lentz’s 2015 term will be...

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Top 5 Tools: John Forro, AST, Automotive Service Technology in Hinckley, OH

John Forro AST, Automotive Service Technology Hinckley, OH ALLDATA Information System: I use this system daily for researching labor pricing, wiring schematics, circuit descriptions, torque specs, etc. One doesn’t need to memorize all the information...

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Phoenix Systems And NAPA Announce New Retail Agreement

Phoenix Systems has announced an agreement with NAPA/Balkamp to put Phoenix Systems products in their stores. As part of this agreement, NAPA locations will now have access to BrakeStrip Brake Fluid Test Strips and the New NAPA Service Tool 2104-B Reverse...

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Must-Read TPMS Technical Service Bulletins

Here’s a rundown of the top technical service bulletins related to TPMS. These TSBs should be analyzed by every technician that services TPMS. Audi TSB Number: 4413382034445/1 Models: 2010-’14 A4/S4, A5/S5 and Q5 Summary: This TSB addresses TPMS...

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Ford Reflash: Setting Up Your PC

You’ve just finished up a job on a Ford vehicle, and you’re about to try and start it up. However, it needs programmed first. You’ve decided to use a J2534 tool, but there are certain things you’ll need to consider ­before purchasing that subscription...

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Fuel Line Replacement: The Why and How

If you live in a state that doesn’t get snow, you can stop reading right now. If you live in the Snow Belt, you are about a month away from snow and ice. It’s not the adverse driving conditions that should scare you or your customers, it’s...

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Toyota Avalon

The Toyota Avalon is sometimes called the “Japanese Buick” due to its size and plush ride. The Toyota Avalon is sometimes...Read More

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Beck/Arnley has announced that Nathan Fitchette from West Seneca, N.Y., is the winner of the 100 Year Anniversary Edition 2014 Scion FR-S. Fitchette...Read More

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The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) recently announced the winners of its 2014 New Packaging Showcase that featured the latest, eco-friendly,...Read More

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When Timing Is Everything: A Look At The 2.5L, 2.0L Powerplants

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To quote a familiar situation: “My customer’s car is now on its third alternator in six months and my jobber store refuses to ­warranty a fourth.” In other words, the parts supplier believes...More

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ASE G1: How To Measure Cold Cranking Amps, Reserve Capacity

The ASE G1 test contains 55 scored, job-related questions, 15% of which will concern electrical maintenance and repairs. From the ASE G1 study guide, you will need to know how to: • Perform battery...More