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TOPIC : engine

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Don’t Get Fooled by P-Codes

This bulletin applies to 2014-2017 Infiniti QX60 vehicles. When diagnosing for DTC C1130 (engine signal), ECM related DTCs (P-codes) must be diagnosed, repaired and erased first before proceeding.

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Hyundai Bearing Clearance

Hyundai is recalling certain 2013-2014 Sonata and Santa Fe Sport vehicles. Machining errors during the engine manufacturing process may cause premature bearing wear within the engine, which may result in engine seizing.

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Shell Rotella Adds Engine Oil for Gas-Powered Trucks and SUVs

New Shell Rotella Gas Truck full synthetic engine oil is designed to provide extreme protection for towing and hauling for gasoline-powered pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles (SUVs).

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Hybrid Hijinks

Some 2005-2007 Ford Escape hybrid vehicles may exhibit a concern where the engine fails soon after starting. This may be a crank/no-start condition being misdiagnosed due to the unique design of the hybrid powertrain system. DTC P0A7D (battery pack state of charge low) and/or P1A0C (engine disabled) may be present.

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Ford Powerstroke diesel: Engine background and tech tips

As anyone familiar with diesel engine operation knows, a diesel engine differs from other liquid fuel engines in one major respect: The fuel/air charge is ignited by cylinder pressure and heat, instead of via an electrical ignition system (diesel-fueled engines don’t use spark plugs).

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Ford knock

Some 2009-2010 Ford F-150 and F-Super Duty vehicles equipped with the 4.6L 3V or 5.4L 3V engine may exhibit a low frequency knocking noise from the engine at hot idle only. The noise is predominantly heard from the right front wheel well area and/or the RH engine cam cover. This noise may be generated from the RH variable camshaft timing (VCT) phaser assembly.

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Confused Chrysler

This bulletin applies to a few Chrysler vehicles, including 2008 Pacifica, 2009 Journey, 2007-2009 Sebring/Avenger/Sebring Convertible and 2008-2009 Town & Country/Voyager/Caravan vehicles. Customer complaints may include engine stumbling, rough running, idle fluctuations and/or surges at idle, and/or a MIL on. The technician may find DTC P0452 stored (Evap pressure switch stuck closed).

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Fixing factory mistake

Some 2010-2012 Ford Escape and 2010-2011 Mercury Mariner vehicles equipped with a 2.5L engine, built on or before 9-15-2011, may exhibit an intermittent no-crank/no-start condition with no DTCs or PATS indicator flashing. This may be caused by insufficient thread engagement of the starter motor mounting bolts.

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Clickety clack HHR

This bulletin applies to 2009-2010 Chevrolet HHR vehicles, equipped with a 2.0L, 2.2L or 2.4L engine. A short, sharp rattle noise from the front of the engine may be noticed at start-up

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Just the connector, please

Owners of 2007-2010 Chevy Cobalt or Pontiac G5 or 2007 Saturn ION vehicles equipped with the 2.2L engine may complain about a crank-but-no-start condition.

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