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Lift Overview: They’re More Than Just a Riser with Muscle
Airbag Deactivation Tips: How to Avoid Accidental Deployment and Prevent Expense and Injury
6.4L Powerstroke Diesel Fuel System
Why Your Shop Should Worry About Faulty Airbags

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Unlocking the Audi

This bulletin applies to 2012 Audi A3 models. After replacing vehicle electrical system control unit J519 (address code 09), the central locking system will be inoperative.

Smoke & Mirrors

Owners of a 2012 Chevy Aveo may comment about an SES light on. Initial diagnosis may display any of the following fuel trim and/or O2 sensor related codes: P0101, P0137, P0138, P0140, P0141, P0157, P0158, P0160, P0161, P0171, P0174, P0420, P0430, P1174, P1175, P2096, P2097, P2098, P2099, P2177, P2178, P2179, P2180, P2187, P2188, P2189, P2190, P2270, P2271, P2272 and/or P2273.

C’mon, Where Is It?

This bulletin applies to 2009-2012 Buick Enclave models. The technician may not be able to locate the instrument panel inflatable restraint module pigtail connector and cannot find a location in SA2000.

While My EGR Gently Weeps

This bulletin applies to 2011-2014 Chrysler 300 vehicles equipped with a 3.0L engine. Coolant weepage at the EGR hose may be found.


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ASA Opposes Missouri Anti-Safety Inspection Legislation

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) opposes a bill recently introduced in Missouri that would repeal the state’s vehicle safety inspection program.

Holik Promoted at Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Inc. has promoted William (Jim) Holik to the new position of creative marketing manager. Holik will lead the creative design and content development efforts for Alliance’s websites, social media properties and communication materials for Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.

In-ground Lift Inspection and Maintenance Covered in Rotary Lift Video

Rotary Lift’s latest “90 Second Know How” video, “In-ground Inspection and Maintenance Procedures,” teaches shop managers and technicians proper in-ground lift daily care and maintenance.

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