Service Information

  • The non-profit Car Care Council has totally redesigned its popular Car Care Guide, adding 20 additional pages of new information to help motorists be car care aware by better understanding the when, why and how of caring for their vehicles.
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  • Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) announces the “Are you TechSmart” automotive scholarship search, running now through Oct. 31, 2014. 
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  • As time has progressed, we are seeing more transmissions having solenoids handling both the shift scheduling and shift feel simultaneously. Performance codes for these types of solenoids have a different approach than say, a shift solenoid being used to just control shift scheduling.
  • To properly repair today’s complex vehicles, automotive repair shops require access to accurate repair information, and ALLDATA reports that its new ALLDATA Mobile reinvents the way technicians access repair procedures, diagrams and diagnostic data.
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  • MAHLE Aftermarket, Service Solutions will demonstrate its newest solution to help technicians work smarter, faster and get more done, in less time - TechPRO - at AAPEX 2014.
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  • The new search platform for the International Automotive Technicians Network (iATN) makes it easy for premium members to quickly find real-world knowledge from service industry professionals exchanged on iATN since 1995.
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  • The vehicle arrived at the repair facility with an illuminated MIL for two failed tests (DTCs) and a P1000. The failed tests were: P0171 and a P1100 failed test.   
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  • Aside from air ride systems and electronically controlled sway bar equipped vehicles, if we keep our discussion to only electronically controlled shocks and struts, the systems really fall only into three basic categories.
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  • LIQUI MOLY's free online oil guide now presents an entire series of new features. Its filter function for search results is unique worldwide. 
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  • Tenneco has introduced a new, free mobile app – available for iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices – that connects consumers and automotive service providers to the Walker Emissions Control brand and its products.  
  • Whenever I’m pondering the possible cause of something like a hesitation/stumble concern, I find it particularly useful to draw on the experiences I received tackling drivability issues before fuel injection was the order of things.
  • AutoEnginuity, LLC, a global engineering company specializing in vehicle data stream and diagnostic solutions, recently announced the worldwide release of ScanTool 12.3 for the Windows platform. 
  • The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is providing the last chance in this subscription period for ASA members to subscribe to Mopar’s TechAuthority Online at a huge discount. 
  • Midtronics, Inc. recently launched an informational microsite – or mini website – to provide customers with detailed information about the company’s newest diagnostic platform, the DSS-7000 Battery Service Diagnostic System.
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  • Audi or BMW vehicles, equipped with the ZF5HP-19/ FL/FLA may exhibit a condition of a firm engagement in the Drive position accompanied with a harsh coast-downshift. This condition will typically get more pronounced when hot.
  • The Car Care Council has now made it easier for the auto care industry to connect with consumers and get involved in the “Be Car Care Aware” campaign with the launch of its new monthly email newsletter, the Car Care Council e-brief.
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  • The ZF6HP19, ZF6HP26 and ZF6HP32 are considered ZF-6 speed series Generation or version 1 transmissions.  Consequently, ZF6HP21, ZF6HP28 and ZF6HP34 are considered as Generation or version 2 ZF-6 speed transmissions.
  • This transmission is notorious for solenoid malfunction causing a wide variety of shift complaints. One of which can be harsh garage shifts into gear such as from Park to Reverse. 
  • Diagnostic Trouble Codes are no doubt quite helpful when diagnosing a malfunctioning vehicle. Sometimes, when the scan tool reports a never ending list of trouble codes, it might be a bit overwhelming to know where to start.
  • Tenneco has made it even easier to access the Walker catalytic converter product line by introducing a convenient VIN search feature on
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