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Not So Super Ford Diesel Glitch

Some F-Super Duty F-250/350/450 trucks equipped with a 6.7L diesel engine and built on or before 5/16/2012 may experience an engine shudder with or without turbo flutter noise around 900-1,400 rpm with steady throttle.

Hot Buick Trans

This bulletin applies to 2010-2012 Buick LaCrosse and 2008-2012 Enclave models. The customer may comment that the DIC (driver information center) displays a “Transmission Hot – Idle Engine” message. The technician may find DTC P0218 or P0634 stored.

Can’t Get 4WD

Owners of a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 equipped with an electronic transfer case and built before Jan. 6, 2012, may see a “Service 4WD” light in the cabin compartment node. The technician may find that C2201 (FDCM/DTCM internal diagnostic trouble code) is set in the DTCM. When the system detects this, it shuts down the 4WD capability for the remainder of the drive cycle.

Size Does Matter

According to Honda, mismatched tire sizes will intermittently set VSA DTC 84-12 -- steering angle sensor (SAS) neutral position memorization incomplete.


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Beck/Arnley Brand Has New Products and a Mobile App

Federal-Mogul Motorparts has expanded its Beck/Arnley line and introduced a mobile app for the brand, which specializes in foreign nameplate vehicles.

Auto Care Association Establishes Al Gaspar Memorial Fund

The Auto Care Association has established a memorial fund to honor its former President and CEO Al Gaspar. Donations made to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation in Gaspar’s memory will be used to fund scholarships and industry educational initiatives.

Raybestos to Award ’53 Chevy Pickup Truck at AAPEX

Brake Parts Inc reports Raybestos will give away its custom-built 1953 Chevrolet pickup to an auto care industry repair or parts professional during the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas this fall.

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