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Ram Display Is Confused

This bulletin applies to 2013 Dodge Ram 3500 trucks equipped with a 6/7L Cummins diesel engine, built on or after Jan. 1, 2012, or before May 2, 2013. Some text in the instrument cluster for the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) reminder is overlapping and hard to read.

Corvette Misfire

This bulletin applies to 2001-2013 Chevy Corvettes that present with a P0300 random misfire on a random cylinder. The vehicle may have P0301 – P-308 or P0300 only.  

Porsche Belt Tensioner Fail

This bulletin applies to 2008-2010 Porsche Cayenne vehicles equipped with the 3.6L V8 engine. The drive belt tensioner may be at fault if the following symptoms are present:

Kia Battery Data

In some cases, technicians may not be selecting the proper battery type (flooded, absorbed glass mat or AGM Spiral) or entering the incorrect CCA rating during GR8 testing which may result in incorrect test results and unnecessary battery replacement.


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Deadline to Place Your Vote for Techs Rock Award Winner Is Dec. 18

The nonprofit TechForce Foundation has selected five finalists in the 2018 Techs Rock Awards. The grand prize winner will be chosen through a public online vote. Voting closes at on Dec. 18, 2018, at 4 p.m. PST.

Cloyes Earns Shipping Award

Cloyes Gear & Products Inc. has received a 2018 Supplier Award for Outstanding Shipping Performance from Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Inc.

Cardone Adds Line of Heavy-Duty Brake Solutions

Cardone Industries has announced its newest product line of brake solutions designed specifically to meet the needs of the heavy-duty aftermarket.

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