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Smelly Caddy

Smelly Caddy

Some owners of 2013-2018 Cadillac XTS vehicles equipped with a 6-cylinder engine may comment on an exhaust smell and/or leak, with the MIL on. DTC P0430 and/or P0420 may be stored. This may be due to a crack around the catalytic converter mounting flange. If cracks re found, replace the converter.

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Ford Screw Loose?

Ford Screw Loose?

Some 2018-2019 Ford F-150 trucks equipped with a 3.0L diesel engine built on or before October 19, 2018 may exhibit a MIL on with DTC P2457 stored in the PCM.

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Chevy Vacuum

Chevy Vacuum

Owners of 2019 Chevy Equinox vehicles may experience the MIL on. The technician may find DTC P050F (brake booster weak vacuum) set in the ECM.

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Tick & Pop

Tick & Pop

Some 2011-2016 Lincoln MKT and MKS vehicles equipped with a 2.0L, 2.3L, 3.5L and/or 3.7L engines may exhibit a ting, pop, click and/or continuous tick noises from the front wheel area when accelerating from a stop, turning or when shifting between drive/reverse and/or reverse/drive.

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Ram ABS

Check for rub marks on the ABS sensor harness and the pinion flange.

This bulletin applies to 2017 Ram 3500 and 2500 trucks equipped with Man Shift-On-The-Fly transfer case or electric Shift-On-The-Fly transfer case. The bulletin involves inspecting the left front brake hose and wheel speed sensor wire harness.

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Power Circuit Troubleshooting

As this diagram shows, there are at least four power supply circuits connected to the...

This bulletin applies to all Acura vehicles. When troubleshooting DTCs for a solenoid or motor power supply circuit failure, keep in mind that even though the control unit activates these components, the power supplied may come from a dedicated circuit and its own separate fuse.

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Kia Hybrid Recall

Kia Hybrid Recall

Kia Motors is recalling certain 2017-2018 Kia Optima hybrid vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with a voltage protection device (VPD), designed to protect the high voltage battery module, that may activate inadvertently.

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Subaru Loses Communication

Loose connector shown here.

This bulletin applies to 2019 Subaru Forester vehicles. A small number of field reports have been received with a concern involving the DMS (driver monitoring system) being inoperative.