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ACDelco Reminds Techs That Potholes Damage More Than Tires

Drivers in the U.S. can spend at least $3 billion annually because of car damage caused by crumbling roadways, according to a recent AAA survey. And while the need to replace tires and wheels is usually obvious, steering and chassis components may need attention, too.  

Chrysler won’t start? It's a failure to communicate

This bulletin applies to 2012 Chrysler 300 vehicles. A no-start condition may be experienced with an active RFH code B1A80 (electronic steering lock communication performance). Initial ignition key cycles starts the engine, then SKIMs out (engine powers off). After several attempts the starter will no longer engage.

ACDelco expands remanufactured steering component line

ACDelco says it has significantly enhanced its power-steering lineup with a new line of Professional Remanufactured steering components designed to provide consumers the fit, form and function of OE service parts at an attractive price.

Federal-Mogul adds to MOOG line

Federal-Mogul Corp. reports its MOOG line of steering and suspension components now includes nearly three dozen additional parts engineered for popular late-model foreign nameplate and domestic vehicles.

Toyota steering knock

Some 2009-2010 Corolla and Matrix vehicles may exhibit a clunk, pop or knocking noise when turning the steering wheel to the left or right. A new intermediate shaft has been developed to address this condition.

Grinding/gushing Benz

If the owner of a 2006-2009 Mercedes-Benz complains of a grinding or gushing noise that sounds as though it’s coming from the steering system/power steering pump, one of the possible causes may be the A/C compressor belt drive. Models include 163, 164, 171, 203, 209, 211, 215, 216, 219, 220, 221, 230 and 251.