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Might not be the Torque Converter

This bulletin applies to 2011 Mercedes-Benz C300 vehicles. The customer may complain about a humming, droning, shuddering, jolting or slip.

Honda: Two Pedals at Once a Bad Idea

This bulletin applies to 2011 Honda Fit vehicles. If the customer complains about a loss of power, but the vehicle checks out OK and has no set DTCs, the issue might be the normal workings of the brake override system.

New Dodge Fuel Filter Setup

This bulletin applies to 2009 Dodge Ram vehicles equipped with a Cummins 6.7L diesel engine (sales code ETJ) and built after Dec. 15, 2008, and to all 2009 6.7L with sales code ETJ.

Ford Water Warning

Ford cautions about the use of tap water when final flushing the cooling system of a 6.0L or 6.4L diesel engine in 2003-2010 F-Super Duty trucks. The use of tap water in some geographic areas can lead to unacceptable scaling and/or corrosion within the cooling system (water jackets/passages) as well as decreased coolant pump life.


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The Hybrid Shop Brings Back a Familiar Face — Dave Crawford

Dave Crawford has rejoined The Hybrid Shop as the company's president and chief operating officer.

Interstate Batteries’ New TV Ads Show the Real Cost of a ‘Cheap’ Battery

A cheap car battery may cost less at first, but a new ad campaign from Interstate Batteries Inc. shows it could end up costing a lot more than just money down the road.

AP Emissions Exhaust and Catalytic Converter Programs Expand

APC Automotive Technologies LLC has added 765 products to its AP Emissions exhaust and catalytic converter programs since January 2018.

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