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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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North Dakota Woman Goes From Daycare To Auto Repair

Everyone reading this, raise your hand if you ran a daycare before working in or owning an auto repair shop. Anyone? Well, that’s the story for Elyzabeth Goerger, who was recently profiled in North Dakota’s Prairie Business. Georger is the...

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South Dakota Tech Program Graduates In High Demand

The automotive repair industry, in certain pockets of the country, has a labor force problem. There either isn’t enough technicians to go around, or not enough properly trained technicians to go around. This isn’t the case in Sioux Falls, SD. What...

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Honda: Easy Fix for Engine Noise

We often encounter engines that have a cold-start knock or ticking noise. In this case, the 3.5-L V6 engines installed in various Honda models can make a knocking or ticking noise at idle and only when warm. The cause of the problem is that the rocker...

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Toyota: Rough idle, surging between 500 to 800 RPM

Model: 2005 Toyota Avalon and some models with similar system configurations, such as 2006 Camry models. Condition: The customer ­complains that the check engine light is on, rough idle and engine idle surging between 500 and 800 rpm. The technician...

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Volkswagen: Engine Does Not Start

Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX, 2.8L Complaint: The customer says the vehicle will not start. Cause: Confirmed the customer’s complaint and found the vehicle did not start. Connected a scan tool and found the following codes: • 17978...

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Midtronics Launches Informational Microsite

  Midtronics, Inc. has launched an informational microsite — or mini website — to provide customers with detailed information about the company’s newest diagnostic platform — the DSS-7000 Battery Service Diagnostic System. The microsite...

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German Tool Specialist KC Tool Announces Addition of Gedore Tools

As of August 1 KC Tool became the first certified reseller of Gedore Tools in the United States already adding more than 2,500 Gedore tools to its selection of German made tools. KC Tool plans to add an additional 6,000 Gedore Tools over the next few...

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United Stationers Expands Into Auto Aftermarket

United Stationers announced Sept. 11 that its wholly owned subsidiary, United Stationers Supply Co., signed an agreement to acquire MEDCO, a U.S. wholesaler of automotive aftermarket tools and supplies, and its affiliates including G2S Equipment de Fabrication...

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20 Years of OBDII Connection

In 1994, select Toyota, GM and Ford models were sold with OBDII emission systems. To the amazement of many technicians, all of these models came with the same ­diagnostic connector called the data link connector or DLC. In 1995, 40 percent of vehicles...

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Chevrolet: Navigation Information Not Displaying Accurate Location

Customers may complain the navigation radio is not displaying the correct vehicle location icon on the map accurately after a radio or battery has been replaced or after battery power has been removed from the radio. The vehicle location icon accuracy...

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What’s a Battery?

  The first documented battery that used two dissimilar metals with an electrolyte between them was invented in 1800. Known as the voltaic pile after its ­inventor, Volta, this early battery consisted of copper and zinc discs piled on top of...

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Electric Power Steering System

From Fieros to the Driverless Car, electric power steering has come a long way and will be changing the way...Read More

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Gain A Clearer, Safer View Of The Road, And A $10 Mail-In Rebate With New Wagner Premium Headlamps This Fall

Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ Wagner Lighting brand is helping consumers save money while preparing their vehicles for the fall and winter driving seasons through a special offer on Wagner premium replacement...More

Counter Professionals Can Earn Incentive For Monroe Quick-Strut Assembly Sales Through Fall Promo

Tenneco’s Monroe brand has announced a $10 VISA Prepaid Card* incentive to counterpeople for each pair of qualifying Monroe Quick-Strut premium replacement assemblies sold during the Monroe “Quick...More

Honda: Easy Fix for Engine Noise

We often encounter engines that have a cold-start knock or ticking noise. In this case, the 3.5-L V6 engines installed in various Honda models can make a knocking or ticking noise at idle and only when...More

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Model: 2005 Toyota Avalon and some models with similar system configurations, such as 2006 Camry models. Condition: The customer ­complains that the check engine light is on, rough idle and engine...More

K-Tool International Chosen As Master Distributor For The Ford Tools Brand In The U.S. And Canada

K-Tool International (KTI) has been chosen as the master distributor for the Ford Tools brand in the United States and Canada. Already successful in South America and Europe, K-Tool International plans...More

Protect Your Tool Storage Investment with Snap-on Matte and Flat Finish Cleaner

Technicians know that investing in their tool storage unit means protecting their most valuable asset: their tools. It is equally important to protect the tool storage unit itself. Snap-on Matte and Flat...More

20 Years of OBDII Connection

In 1994, select Toyota, GM and Ford models were sold with OBDII emission systems. To the amazement of many technicians, all of these models came with the same ­diagnostic connector called the data...More

Chevrolet: Navigation Information Not Displaying Accurate Location

Customers may complain the navigation radio is not displaying the correct vehicle location icon on the map accurately after a radio or battery has been replaced or after battery power has been removed...More