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The Engine Thermostat: Understanding Electronically Assisted Thermostats

The Engine Thermostat: What to Know About Electronically Assisted Thermostats The engine thermostat has been an important component in automotive internal combustion engines for almost a century. The engine thermostat helps to speed warmup and reduce...

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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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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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Solving Carbon Deposits In Direct Fuel Injection Engines

Symptom: Misfire codes, stumbling and suspicious fuel trim numbers. On a scan tool, the engine may show a loss in volumetric efficiency. The driver may complain about a loss of power, poor fuel economy and hard starts. Cause: Carbon deposits on...

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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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June 27,2016
Penray has introduced its new Pencool 4000 with two very distinct applications. The first application is used as a water-only Extended Life Coolants (ELC) orrosion...Read More

June 27,2016
Power Stop LLC has introduced the new Euro-Stop brake kits, the company’s first complete brake kit for European vehicles with ECE-R90 certified components. Each...Read More

June 27,2016
The date marks the seventh commemoration in what has become an annual event to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. All automotive enthusiasts are encouraged to take part in this year's CCAD celebration by planning or attending events in their community.Read More

June 27,2016
New vehicle quality has improved 6 percent, double the 3 percent rate of improvement in 2015, marking the largest increase since 2009, according to...Read More

June 27,2016
Powertrain Components Inc. (PTC) has added 42 new part numbers to give customers the late-model coverage needed to maximize sales opportunities. Year-to-date, PTC says it...Read More

June 27,2016
Arnott Air Suspension Products has announced a new, not remanufactured, front right or front left air strut for the 2006-‘13 R-Class Mercedes-Benz (W251 Chassis)...Read More

June 27,2016
Total Auto Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) has added valuable resources from Carfax to its AutoFluent automotive business management software. Shops using the AutoFluent software...Read More

June 27,2016
Federal-Mogul Motorparts has launched a comprehensive new website covering its broad portfolio of brands and products for the heavy-duty engine and vehicle markets. The...Read More

June 27,2016
The enhanced Stop by Bendix product line doubles the coverage of the previous product line to offer coverage for all makes and models of passenger cars and light-duty trucks. Read More

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June 23,2016
As part of this spring’s Parts Plus Repair America Sweepstakes, five service dealers from across the country recently won grand-prize trips to Los Angeles,...Read More

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