Tech Tip: Hyundai Engine Overheating Concerns
Some 2004-’06 Santa Fe (SM) vehicles may exhibit an overheating engine and inoperative A/C. Inspection of the radiator fan connection finds it is abnormal. A replacement connector is available (E25). This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the radiator fan motor connector with the replacement connector.
Tech Feature: Winter Starting and Charging System Maintenance
Mid-winter is usually the coldest time of the year and, although modern vehicle technology has reduced many of the cold-weather starting problems that we faced just a short decade ago, it’s still important to keep your customers’ import vehicles in top shape for winter starting.
Priming the Preventive Maintenance — Water Pump Replacement
A water pump is a relatively simple component consisting of a drive shaft, bearing, seal, impeller and impeller housing. While the shaft, impeller and housing are considered non-expendable components, the bearing and seal are expendable.
Northern Factory Sales Introduces New Truck and Bus Cooling System Catalog
Northern Factory Sales, Inc. has introduced a new Truck and Bus Cooling System Products Catalog. This 312-page catalog features replacement radiators, charge air coolers, condensers and blower motors. Northern is also introducing Round Tube and Fin Oil Coolers in this book.
Diagnostic Solutions: Conducting Non-Intrusive Cooling System Inspections
Perhaps the best way to begin when we get a cooling system overheating complaint in our service bay is by using a series of quick, non-intrusive cooling system tests that establish the basics without removing major parts.
Nissens to Offer Rewards to Repair Shops On ExtremeWrench
Nissens now offers independent repair shop owners rewards via ExtremeWrench’s rewards redemption portal.
Audi Tech Tip: Faulty Hose Composition Causes Odor on 2001-2006 Models
Audi owners may complain of an odd smell from the car. It may appear as if coolant is leaking from the coolant reservoir. A pressure test on the reservoir may reveal that the hose between the coolant reservoir and the engine is weeping coolant through the hose material.
Tech Feature: Diagnosing and Repairing Cooling System Leaks on Hyundai Models
Cooling system problems will present themselves in a variety of ways, and it’s important that your service writer has the skills to ask the correct questions that will help your techs make efficient repairs.
Subaru: Coolant Comes Out of Reservoir
If you encounter a vehicle that experiences coolant coming out of the coolant reservoir tank, it may be caused by the radiator cap pressure valve being stuck open by debris sucked up through the reservoir tank hose.
Porsche Engine Diagnostics: Misfire Codes, Fuel Trim Faults, Secondary Air Injection
Porsche has been building engines for decades that will literally fit in a suitcase, but are still able to put out horsepower that rivals many larger engines. Find out how to keep the Porsche Boxster engine running smoothly.
Cooling System Antifreeze Requirements
When a customer brings you a vehicle that needs a coolant change, what kind of coolant should you use? The type of coolant specified by the vehicle manufacturer? A universal or “all makes, all models” type of coolant? Or should you run the old coolant through a recycling machine and put it back in the
Chrysler & Jeep Cooling System & HVAC Service
Every car make has its quirks, and Chrysler and Jeep vehicles are no exception. In researching this article, we found several examples of heater problems in these vehicles that seem to be fairly common. On 2001 and 2002 Sebring Sedan, Sebring Convertible and Stratus Sedan, plus 1993 to 2002 Chrysler Concorde, LHS, New Yorker and