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Stop the seepage

Some 2007-2010 Mazda CX-7 and CX-9 4WD vehicles may experience oil seepage from the rear differential oil seal. While driving in cold weather conditions, water or snow or other road debris may splash over the rear differential and choke the breather, resulting in increased internal pressure and leading to differential seal leaks.

Ford confusion

Some 2013 Ford Fusion vehicles may exhibit a gurgle, sloshing, percolating or tapping noise from the fuel tank area while idling, stopping or during slow maneuvers. The condition is only present with the fuel tank level 7/8 or above

Eco unfriendly

This bulletin applies to 2011-2012 VW Jetta Sportwagon vehicles. The customer may experience a harsh shift on acceleration while the “ECO” (economy) mode is switched on. Before diagnosis or any repair attempt, it should first be established whether the concern is also present with the ECO mode switched off.

Trouble with Tributes

Some 2010-2011 Mazda Tributes equipped with the 2.5L engine may exhibit DTCs P0016 (crankshaft position – camshaft position correlation – Bank 1 Sensor A), P052A (cold start camshaft position timing over-advanced – Bank 1) and P052B (cold start camshaft position timing over-retarded – Bank 1). This may be accompanied by hard-start and/or rough idle.


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Mahle releases 80 part numbers for light vehicle and heavy-duty applications

Mahle Aftermarket Inc. recently introduced 84 part numbers for various types of bearings, gaskets, piston rings, thermostats and cylinder components for a range of light vehicle and heavy-duty applications.

US Motor Works celebrates its 20th anniversary

US Motor Works LLC is celebrating its 20-year anniversary.

Cardone receives awards for quality of data and parts catalog

Cardone Industries Inc. received a Best in Class President’s Award for electronic data excellence by Advance Auto Parts at the 2015 National Catalog Managers Association (NCMA) Conference in Orlando, Fla.

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