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Jeep O2 Is Slow

This bulletin applies to 2009-2010 Jeep Commander and Grand Cherokee models equipped with a 3.7L engine and NAG1 automatic transmission. The MIL may be on, with DTC P013A and/or P013C stored.

Lazy Super Duty

Yet another Ford diesel annoyance: Some 2008-2010 Ford F-Super Duty vehicles equipped with a 6.4L diesel engine may exhibit a lack of power, with an intermittent DTC P0088 at full operating temperature, during moderate to heavy acceleration. A calibration update is available to address the concern.

Nissan 4 LO Switch Fix

This bulletin applies to 2004 Nissan Titan vehicles built before January 15, 2004. The “4 LO” light may flash in all of the 4WD shift switch positions. Also, the “ATP” light may be on when the transmission is in the Park position.

Loose Mopar Seat

Owners of 2011-2013 Dodge Challenger or Charger models may complain about the driver and/or front passenger seat moving during acceleration or braking. Upon inspection you may find excess movement of about 1 mm. The fix simply involves replacing the power seat track drive block bolts.


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Equipment and Tool Institute Elects New Leadership

The Equipment and Tool Institute (ETI) has elected officers and directors for 2016 and 2017. Bob Holland of Chief Automotive Technologies will service as president for a one-year term.

Dorman Sweepstakes Offers Service Techs Over $40,000 in Prizes

Dorman Products Inc.’s "Outdoor Adventure" Window Regulator Sweepstakes awards service technicians one contest entry for every Dorman Window Regulator purchase made through qualified parts providers.

Dayco Moves Forward With a New Tagline

Dayco Products LLC has unveiled a new tagline as part of its global brand strategy: "Move forward. Always."

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