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Not So Super Charger

This bulletin applies to 2013 Cadillac CTS-V equipped with a supercharger. A supercharger noise may be experienced at idle that sounds like marbles rolling around in the supercharger. Some may also describe this as an erratic rattle-type noise that sounds similar to combustion noise on a diesel engine.

Where’s the Steering Angle Sensor?

Some VW Golf, Jetta and Passat vehicles equipped with electromechanical power steering have the G85 steering angle sensor located in the steering rack.

5th Gear from Stop

Some 2012-2013 Ford Expedition vehicles equipped with a 6R80 transmission and built on or before 4/8/2013 may exhibit a transmission engagement in 5th gear when starting from a stop.

Reflash for Funky O2 Codes

This bulletin applies to 2014 Dodge Challenger, Charger and Chrysler 300 vehicles equipped with a 5.7L engine and built on or before Sept.4, 2013. A MIL may be on, with DTC P1621 (O2 sensor reference voltage circuit low) or P1622 (O2 sensor reference voltage circuit high).


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Discounted Room Rates are Available for AAPEX 2018

Several Las Vegas hotels are offering discounted room rates for attendees of the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) taking place Tuesday, Oct. 30, through Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper Promote 'Race to Charlotte' Sweepstakes

Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper will drop the green flag on its Race to Charlotte sweepstakes next week.

Scholarships are Available for Industry Employees and Family

Hundreds of scholarships are available for automotive aftermarket industry employees and family members pursuing a post-secondary education on the University of the Aftermarket Foundation’s Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship Central website.

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