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Freezing Ram

This bulletin applies to 2010-2012 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 pickups and 3500/4500/5500 cab chassis vehicles. DTC P0471 may be set in temperatures below freezing.

Let the VW Bleed

This bulletin applies to 2012 VW Routan vehicles equipped with MK20 or MK60 ABS, as a precaution during pressure brake system bleeding.

The Purge

Some 2009-2011 Lincoln MKZ vehicles built on or before 3-4-2011 may exhibit a leaking or stuck underhood evaporative emission purge valve. This fault will turn on the MIL and set DTC P144A, P2196, P2198 and/or P1A0C.

Check the Nuts First

Some owners of 2011 GMC Acadia vehicles may complain about a pop or snap type noise from the front suspension when going over bumps.


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Midtronics Promotes Sampson in Transportation Division

Will Sampson has been promoted to executive vice president and general manager of the Transportation Division for Midtronics Inc., reports President and CEO Steve McShane. The new role adds Transportation Division sales and engineering organizations to the marketing and product development functions previously under Sampson’s management.

BPI Hires Director of Customer Experience

Brake Parts Inc (BPI) reports Sam Rusenovich has joined the company as director of customer experience.

Federal-Mogul Celebrates 100 Years of Fel-Pro Gaskets

Federal-Mogul Motorparts is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Fel-Pro Gaskets brand in 2018, and will commemorate the brand with an extensive schedule of customer-focused activities during the year.  

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