Mahle Displays Latest ArcticPro Technology...
Mahle Service Solutions, a division of Mahle Aftermarket Inc., is displaying its new ArcticPro air conditioning units integrated with the TechPro diagnostic tool at the 2016 MACS (Mobile Air Conditioning Society) Training Event and Trade Show in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 11-13.Continue Reading
Hunter Releases Guide for Choosing Tire Changers
Tool Review: Sonic CV Boot Clamp Tool
Sonic Tools is a manufacturer based in the Netherlands, with a U.S. headquarters in Alabama. I admit that I only recently became aware of the firm. The width and breadth of their line rivals any of the major tool providers that you may have dealt with. From screwdrivers to pneumatics to tool storage and everything in-between, they make it. Their catalog is absolutely mind-blowing.Continue Reading
Some Diagnostics Hurt Your Brain... Fixing...
I enjoy working through diagnostics, with my favorite being driveability concerns. The most common diagnostics that I perform relate to check engine lights, and lately some of those have been very challenging.Continue Reading
This bulletin applies to 2013 Jeep Wrangler vehicles equipped with a 2.8L engine. The customer may experience a no-crank, no-start condition. Upon further diagnosis, the technician may find an active B2204 ECU Configuration Mismatch.
Some 2009-2010 Lincoln Navigator vehicles may exhibit a noise coming from the dash area after the engine is started or when the customer requests a heating ventilation air conditioning HVAC) temperature change.
Owners of 2012 Chrysler 300 LX vehicles equipped with a 3.6L engine may experience a condition where they have to press the start button three times before the engine will start. The technician may also find DTC B1A80-00 (electronic steering column lock communication performance).
Some 1999-2004 Ford F-Super Duty vehicles equipped with a 5.4L 2V engine may exhibit an intermittent rough idle. This may be due to non-commanded EGR flow.
OTC, a Bosch Automotive Service Solutions brand, has released an Encore diagnostics software update with new coverage for most Asian and domestic 2015 model year vehicles, expanded coverage for late-model vehicles and more than 3,000 special tests.
Robert Bosch LLC’s Automotive Aftermarket North America division and Team Penske have renewed their alliance. Bosch will return as an associate partner in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the Verizon IndyCar Series and in the V8 Supercars Championship with Team Penske.
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is adding the Preventive Maintenance and Inspection (PMI) test (Test T8) to the requirements for ASE Master Truck Technicians.