Technicians

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Today’s successful shop owners, and yes, even those struggling, all relied on education to get them to ownership status. Some just have more education than others, and embrace learning more. But as shops as a whole move forward, education continues to be paramount...
Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP®) announces the “Are you TechSmart” automotive scholarship search, running now through Oct. 31, 2014. SMP will award one talented and deserving future technician a $5,000 educational scholarship to the college or...
Tenneco has made it even easier to access the Walker® catalytic converter product line by introducing a convenient VIN search feature on www.WalkerExhaust.com. With this new tool, users can enter the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to ...
EDITOR'S NOTE: While written for automotive dealerships, we feel this article from Lista International offers suggestions repair shops of any size can implement in their business. As auto dealerships seek to improve profitability in parts and service departments, they...
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My dad used to take me to his shop when I was a small boy, and so I kind of cut my working teeth on wrenches. And because just about everybody in our area knew my dad or knew of him, my connection to him meant that I never had a problem finding a job as a mechanic. Buying...
Featuring ”Old Glory” displayed prominently on the front, MAHLE Aftermarket, Service Solutions announces the availability of the new Arctic PRO®RHS®980 Series - Americana edition. For a limited time, MAHLE Service Solutions Division will make a $50...
VOXX Electronics Corp (VEC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corp. recently announced that Car Connection Pro, the company’s telematics solution is now being carried by Expeditor, Auto Action Group in New Jersey. The company launched the program with a...
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While putting Motor Age's May Underhood feature (A tale of counterfeits and contaminants) together, I “Googled” the price of R134a and found a range of cost from just under $90 for a 30-pound container to over $200 per jug. That’s a substantial...
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The rings on the output shaft of an RE5R05A ride inside a sun gear shaft. Two of the four rings on the sun gear shaft seal feed pressure to the High and Low/Reverse Clutch. These sealing rings are easily broken if not placed onto the shaft carefully. The rings on the output...
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If a problem develops, STFT will try to compensate for the fault immediately. LTFT learns the correction over time. If a correction can’t be made, a DTC will set. Fuel control plays an important part in the engine management...
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2003 VW Golf 97,000 miles 2.0L (AVH) 01M (4 speed automatic) Complaint: Won’t go into fourth gear and has a lack of power at highway speeds when in cruise control after driving for 15 to 20 minutes. The speedometer seems funny at times, too...
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A major cause of a brown-looking rust in a DEX-COOL® vehicle’s cooling system also can be the reaction of the coolant and casting sand left over from the manufacturing process.  Changes in technology for the “David...
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Toyota Techstream enables you to perform active tests on the HV A/C compressor. Have you looked under the hood of a hybrid vehicle lately? If you have, then you already are familiar with the fact that there no longer is a serpentine-...
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Figure 1 Figure 2 Dodge RE series transmissions originally began using a simple Park/Neutral Switch as seen in Figure 1. This switch rides on a cam located inside the transmission. The cam is part of the manual valve...
Attending events like the MACS conference is part business/part pleasure. This was taken at one of the old churches in the French Quarter, just a few blocks from the host hotel. It’s kind of weird penning an article that covers what...