Technical Service Bulletins

Power window gremlins

Power window gremlins

Honda has released a service manual update regarding power window problems, including up/down movement on its own, slow to open/close, squeals, creaks, clunks or clicks.
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Saturn clutch glitch

Saturn clutch glitch

Owners of 2007-2009 Saturn Aura and Outlook, and 2008-2009 Saturn Vue equipped with the 6T70/75 6-speed automatic transmission may experience no reverse and slip/flare/harsh shifts in 3rd and/or 5th gear. Codes P0776 Clutch Pressure Control (PC) Solenoid 2 Stuck Off and P0842 Transmission Fluid Pressure (TFP) Switch 1 Circuit Low Voltage may be set.
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Jaguar engine air intake system leaks

Jaguar engine air intake system leaks

This TSB involves the 2008 Jaguar XF 4.2L Supercharged model only. The engine malfunction indicator lamp may be illuminated with “Restricted Performance” displayed in the message center and DTCs P0171 and P0174 may be stored in the ECM. This may be caused by one or more leaks in the engine air intake system.
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Ford Ranger spindle recall

Ford Ranger spindle recall

Ford’s TSB (listed as Safety Recall 09S07) involves locating and identifying the front wheel spindle batch installed on certain 2009 model year Ranger 4x2 vehicles. The batch code and date code should be located on the inboard side of each front wheel spindle.
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Fixing erratic Acura blower speed

Fixing erratic Acura blower speed

This applies to all 2009 – 2010 TL vehicles. The HVAC blower speed changes erratically and VSA DTCs 104 and/or 86 are stored. The probable cause is a faulty ground G403. Replacing the faulty body ground requires hardware kit P/N 61336-TK-305, and tool kit KTC Trim Tool Set T/N SQJATP2014. The flat rate time is estimated at 1.7 hours.
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Infiniti EVAP system leaks

Infiniti EVAP system leaks

This TSB from Infiniti applies to 1998 and later Infiniti vehicles with EVAP service port. If one or more DTCs listed below (related to EVAP system leaks) is found stored in Self Diagnosis, use the Repair Flow Chart shown here. The involved DTCs include: P0440, P0442, P0455, P0456 and P1456.
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Honda updates the GR8 battery station

Honda updates the GR8 battery station

The software for the GR8 Battery Diagnostic Station is updated periodically to fix software bugs and enhance the tool’s function. You can now use the Midtronics GR8 update wizard to download software and firmware to your GR8 using a PC and the Internet. It is extremely important to use the latest GR8 software to ensure that the current battery testing and diagnostic procedures are used.
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The Edge of vibration

The Edge of vibration

Some Ford 2008-2009 Edge and MKX vehicles (regardless of build date) and Lincoln MKZ vehicles (built between 9-1-07 and 7-31-08) may exhibit a vibration under acceleration, or while driving between the 1800-2200 RPM range. In some cases the vibration can be felt at the steering wheel and/or the accelerator pedal.
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Buick brake noise/pulsation

This GM TSB refers to the 2009 Buick Lucerne Super (with 18-inch wheels) and the 2009 Cadillac DTS. The issue involves brake noise and/or pulsation, and information regarding the FNC (Ferritic Nitro-Carburizing) brake rotors.
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Fix rattle & roll

Fix rattle & roll

Here's what to do when your customer comes in with a rattle in the front suspension of a Nissan 2007-2008 Altima, 2008 Altima Coupe or 2007-2008 Maxima (all built between 7-16-07 to 9-29-07).
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