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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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Reprogram for MAP

This bulletin applies to 2011-2012 Dodge Challenger, Charger and 300C models equipped with a 3.6L engine. The customer may experience a MIL on and the technician may find code P0108 (manifold absolute pressure sensor circuit high) has been set active or stored.

Tainted Tint

Audi vehicles are designed to prevent water from entering the interior cabin from the outside. To ensure a secure installation of interior components (trim and accessory pieces), holes for fasteners are strategically placed in interior surfaces.

Caddy Hybrid Hijinks

This bulletin applies to 2009-2011 Cadillac Escalade 2WD hybrid models where a no-crank concern is present, along with multiple codes set in different modules. After recording the codes, you may wonder which codes you should start with.

Crown Vic No-Crank

Some 1997-2007 Ford Crown Victoria models may exhibit a no-crank condition due to an open circuit in the starter relay to starter motor circuit at the starter motor connections.


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New Roush Yates Engines' Scholarships for CNC Machinists Are Available

The nonprofit TechForce Foundation is administering a new scholarship program to support students enrolled in the CNC (computerized numerical control) Machining Technology program at Universal Technical Institute’s (UTI’s) NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, N.C.

Wix Filters Globally Releases 398 New Parts in First Three Quarters of 2017

Wix Filters has introduced 398 new parts to date in 2017. Product introductions include more than 200 new parts for Mexico and Central American markets.

Mahle Awards Grand Prize in Technician Promotion

Tracy Weiland, a technician at The Shop European Auto Clinic in Rockville, Md., won the Grand Prize in the Mahle “Drive With the Original” promotion. The custom-built Petty’s Garage Ford Mustang was awarded on the first day of last week’s Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas.

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