Service Information

  • Millions of automotive repair professionals and consumers will soon be reminded why “Parts Matter” through a broad-reaching new digital advertising and social media campaign from Federal-Mogul Motorparts.
    moog, steering and suspension, Federal-Mogul Motorparts
  • GM’s 4T80-E transmission primarily used in Cadillac vehicles along with the Aurora, Bonneville and Lucerne vehicles, develop left side axle seal leaks (figure 1).
  • Companies who rebuild torque converters will tell you the hundreds of times their converters are unjustly blamed for a problem. Anything from a no move condition to TCC shudder or slip.
  • The Advance Professional VIN Scanner, available for iOS or Android devices, captures a vehicle’s detailed description when scanning a VIN barcode and seamlessly uploads the decoded information into a shop’s secure Advance Professional online account.
    Advance Auto Parts, Advance Auto Parts Professional
  • 2010 and up Ford Vehicles equipped with the 6F35 transaxle may suddenly exhibit a concern of a harsh application in reverse and or a harsh up-shift into third gear. 
  • The April 2015 edition of the Trainer shows you how to narrow down the list of possibilities using current draw in the clutch circuit. Not only does this technique work for the compressor clutch, it can also be applied to any circuit that is controlled by relay.
    Pete Meier
  • The International Automotive Technicians Network (iATN) has launched iATN Auto Pro Careers, a new service that allows industry professionals to create profiles and search for new jobs, while also giving employers the opportunity to post open positions and search for qualified candidates. 
    iATN, iATN Auto Pro Careers
  • It is not unusual for a 2000-2004 Honda or Acura vehicle using a 5 speed 3 shaft style automatic transmission to come in to the shop with the third clutches destroyed. Many times rotational damage of the piston, return spring and spring retainer accompanies the third clutch burn out.
  • Garage Gurus, a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive technical education platform from Federal-Mogul Motorparts, will debut in April with onsite, online and on-demand training and other support available to thousands of technicians, service writers and shop owners. 
    Garage Gurus, Federal-Mogul Motorparts
  • This Lincoln’s driver had driven it bucking and jerking with the Check Engine light on for about three months until her father drove the vehicle one day, felt the problem and told her something needed to be done about it, and so it wound up at my shop.
  • When you answer technical questions about automotive lubricants, some of the most recurrent questions are about automatic transmission fluids (ATF) and their applications. Perhaps the most often asked question is, “Do I really need OEM specific fluids?” 
    Pat Burrow
  • Getrag, the maker of several Powershift Dual Clutch transmissions both wet and dry, is beginning to show up for repairs outside of warranty. The most common of them is the wet clutch 6DCT470 in Mitsubishi’s Lancer EVO and Ralli-Art vehicles. Mitsubishi calls this its 6-speed W6DGA transmission, which it matched up with its 2.0L Turbo engine.
  • To better inform consumers and enable them to make the right maintenance decisions for their vehicles, Mighty has begun to produce a series of educational animated videos. 
    mighty, mighty auto parts
  • With young techs working in my shop, I find myself spending as much time in the bays with them as I do upstairs working on my training materials. While it makes for long hours and hectic days, it also keeps my own diagnostic skills sharp, and I enjoy passing on what I’ve learned to the guys. Toyota EVAP Fault First First up is a Toyota Avalon (even though the Toyota Scan tool ID’d th
  • To help you navigate the information highway, here are some proven Internet resources you can rely on. This list is not all-inclusive but I’m sure it will give you a good start.
    Pete Meier
  • Bosch offers ChooseTheRightInjector.com, a website designed to provide information and education necessary to help diesel vehicle owners and technicians make the right choice when purchasing replacement injectors for vehicle service.
    Bosch, diesel fuel injector
  • In its simplest terms, voltage drop testing is the measuring of the voltage differences that may be present at various points in a circuit. The truth is, every circuit has some voltage drop.
  • Philips Automotive North America, a division of Royal Philips, has just launched a new, dedicated website to support the latest Philips automotive lighting innovation, Philips Vision LEDs.
    philips, Philips Automotive North America, Philips lighting, Philips Vision LED
  • The fuel trim Parameter Identifiers (PIDs), both short term fuel trim (STFT) and long term fuel trim (LTFT), on your scan tool can provide much needed information when it comes to analyzing drivability problems quickly and efficiently. 
  • Mitchell 1 announces the Manager Forum discussion board for its Manager SE shop management software users has hit a major milestone by receiving its 50,000th post.   
    Mitchell 1