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Tool review: Innova 4400 coil and module tester
Engine sealing tips: How to avoid problems from annoying leaks to devastating damage
Brake pad copper content: Material will be phased out over a 15-year period
Fuel trim: How it works and how to make it work for you

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Sleepy 4WD

Owners of 2002 Chevy Silverado K 4WD vehicles may complain that the 4WD system is inoperative and that the service 4WD indicator is on.

DTC with brake pad change

This bulletin applies to 2006-2007 Lexus GS 430 and RX 400h vehicles. When replacing brake pads on an ECB (electronically controlled brake) system equipped vehicle, retracting the caliper’s piston and installing new brake pads may cause DTCs to be set the next time the brake pedal is depressed.

Mazda drone

Some 2009-2011 Mazda Tribute vehicles may exhibit a drone/moan or rattle noise at 28 to 38 mph with engine speed at 1,300 to 1,400 rpm. The noise may occur under light throttle, driving up a slight incline and/or in 5th gear.

Just grease it

Some 2012-2014 Ford Focus vehicles may exhibit a clunk and/or rattle noise from the right and/or left front strut between 5-20 mph over minor road surface imperfections.


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ATP Automotive adds AT-205 social media presence

ATP Inc.’s ATP Automotive division has added a Facebook page for its popular AT-205 Re-Seal product.

Philips Automotive launches website for LED lighting line

Philips Automotive North America, a division of Royal Philips, has launched a dedicated website to support the latest Philips automotive lighting innovation, Philips Vision LEDs.

The Network signs two Auto Pride members

The Automotive Distribution Network (Network) has added two Auto Pride members: Zip Corvette of Mechanicsville, Va., and PDQ Auto Supply of Manville, N.J.

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