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ECU soft resets: Killing power to on-board modules does wonders in diagnosis and repair
Today’s key fobs/smart keys provide convenience -- and cause problems
Oil change intervals revisited
Investing in the proper lift can increase shop productivity

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Backwards Toyota: wire harness connector from ECU to ASV swapped

This bulletin provides diagnostic information for 2012 Toyota Tacoma vehicles equipped with the 1GR-FE 4.0L engine, regarding the secondary air injection system’s air switching valve (ASV). Certain vehicles have an incorrectly configured main engine harness.

DCT is not an issue

While performing diagnostics, a technician may notice DTC B2455 stored as a history code in the vehicle communication interface module (VCIM) when there is no issue with the microphone.

Check Porsche on-board computer to confirm correct oil level

This TSB applies to 2009 and later Boxster, Boxster S, Cayman, Cayman S, 911 Carrera, Carrera S and Turbo models.

Installing warning lights may disable brake shift interlock

Fleets that manage Ford police, emergency or municipal vehicles (Crown Victoria, Exepedition, etc.) may have had their vehicles modified to flash the brake lamps whenever the police lights or other aftermarket lights are turned on, which may disable the brake shift interlock.


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Mitchell 1 adds low score diagnostics feature to consumer reviews

Mitchell 1 has added a low score diagnostics feature to its consumer reviews offered in the SocialCRM customer retention and new customer acquisition service.

Dayco to unveil two serpentine belt designs at AAPEX

Dayco Products LLC will unveil two serpentine belt designs during the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev., Nov. 4-6, 2014.

FDP adds brake parts for 2015 models

FDP Friction Science says it is first in the aftermarket to offer front brake pads for the 2015 Ford Expedition, 2015 Lincoln Navigator, and 2014 Ford F-150.

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