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Jeep Won’t Start

This bulletin applies to 2013 Jeep Wrangler vehicles equipped with a 2.8L engine. The customer may experience a no-crank, no-start condition. Upon further diagnosis, the technician may find an active B2204 ECU Configuration Mismatch.

Navigating Bad Temp

Some 2009-2010 Lincoln Navigator vehicles may exhibit a noise coming from the dash area after the engine is started or when the customer requests a heating ventilation air conditioning HVAC) temperature change.

Finicky Chrysler Start

Owners of 2012 Chrysler 300 LX vehicles equipped with a 3.6L engine may experience a condition where they have to press the start button three times before the engine will start. The technician may also find DTC B1A80-00 (electronic steering column lock communication performance).

Sticky Ford EGR

Some 1999-2004 Ford F-Super Duty vehicles equipped with a 5.4L 2V engine may exhibit an intermittent rough idle. This may be due to non-commanded EGR flow.


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New 2015 Vehicle Coverage and Tests Highlight OTC's Encore Update

OTC, a Bosch Automotive Service Solutions brand, has released an Encore diagnostics software update with new coverage for most Asian and domestic 2015 model year vehicles, expanded coverage for late-model vehicles and more than 3,000 special tests.

Bosch and Team Penske Extend Their 24-Year Partnership

Robert Bosch LLC’s Automotive Aftermarket North America division and Team Penske have renewed their alliance. Bosch will return as an associate partner in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the Verizon IndyCar Series and in the V8 Supercars Championship with Team Penske.

New Requirement Is Coming for ASE Master Truck Techs

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is adding the Preventive Maintenance and Inspection (PMI) test (Test T8) to the requirements for ASE Master Truck Technicians.

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