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Funny Chevy Colors

According to Chevy, before a late-model vehicle’s engine oil change, a technician may notice that the engine oil has a yellow-green or orange tint that could be mistaken for crankcase contamination.

Reprogram for the MIL

Some 2012 Ford Explorers equipped with a 2.0L GTDI (gasoline turbocharged direct injection) engine and built on or before 8-17-2011 may exhibit a MIL on with DTC P1289 (cylinder head temperature sensor circuit high) and/or P1290 (cylinder head temperature sensor circuit low) stored in the PCM memory.

Rough Mazda With No DTC

This bulletin applies to 2009 Mazda Tribute models. Some vehicles may exhibit a rough idle when the engine is cold, under load (such as A/C on) and in Drive range. All ignition and fuel system tests may pass and there are no DTCs.

Audi Brake and Throttle No-No

This bulletin applies to 2010 Audi Q7 models. The engine may lack power or will not move after a stop. The engine returns to an idle speed of about 1,400 rpm even with the accelerator pedal depressed. The condition is likely caused by the brake and accelerator pedals being depressed at the same time.


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Centric Parts Hires 3 for Its Sales Team

Centric Parts has hired three aftermarket industry veterans to fill key positions as the company expands its sales and management team.

Bosch Expands OTC TPMS Tool Coverage to Model Year 2016 Vehicles

Bosch Automotive Service Solutions has released 3834UPD, a software update for the OTC TPR 3834 standalone tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) activation tool.

Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Kicks Off 'Great Hawaiian Getaway' Promotion

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance’s Hawaiian Getaway Promotion is open to any technicians of participating Auto Value or Bumper to Bumper locations. The promotion runs from Oct. 1, 2016, through Nov. 30, 2016.

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