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New TechSmart video shows how to relocate pump mounted driver module

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New TechSmart video shows how to relocate pump mounted driver module

Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) has released a new TechSmart Tech Session video featuring the TechSmart PMD Relocation Kit (S39001). SMP says the video presents a real-life solution to the problem found in many General Motors 6.5L diesel engines.

A poor OE mounting location exposes the original pump mounted driver (PMD) module to an excessive amount of heat soak that can destroy the internal components over time, according to SMP. The TechSmart kit allows technicians to relocate the PMD anywhere they choose in the engine bay. By selecting an optimum location for the new module, exposure to the harsh engine operating temperatures can be minimized, improving the PMD performance and extending its service life.

“We include everything in our kit that technicians need to solve this problem, such as a brand new PMD module, relocation harness, aluminum heat sink, mounting hardware, and a no.9 resistor for exceptional performance,” says Phil Hutchens, senior director of marketing for SMP.

TechSmart also offers a version of the relocation kit without the PMD module (S39002) for technicians who would like to take advantage of the TechSmart relocation solution, but still have a working PMD module.

The Tech Session video series is available for viewing on the TechSmart YouTube channel,, as well as on by clicking on the video channel button.

Tech Sessions are designed to help professional technicians find new and better ways to solve their automotive repair issues. Other videos focus on the TechSmart new electronic throttle bodies, air door actuators and the VVT chain tensioner.

For more information on TechSmart, visit

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