Service Information

  • Chipola College Automotive instructor John Gardner has signed on as the host of a new television show, “Tech Garage,” presented by Advance Auto Parts and airing on Discovery’s Velocity Channel beginning in January 2015.
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  • This short newsletter will hone in on a couple of overheat issues related to Ford transmissions.
  • This newsletter addresses a common problem with a 2-3 flare which is also related to the operation of the band. 
  • This problem vehicle was a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L V8 with a complaint of sometimes being hard to start. The retired owner of this Ford does not drive it much. In fact, this vehicle only had 25,000 miles on the clock. 
  • There is a lot of ground to cover this month, so let’s jump in right away with a series of bullet points for a variety of transmissions. Chances are good that some issue I address this month will appear in your bays in the coming year, if it hasn’t already.
  • MOTOSHOP Technology Tools announced recently the addition of OE repair and diagnostics information for BMW models 1982-2012 and emissions data for all vehicle makes and models from 1996-2014 to MotoLOGIC Repair & Diagnostics, a Web-based tool for automotive technicians.
  • If you’re one who feels the need to get your confidence built up a little more on dealing with the GM Duramax, this article will help you do just that.
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  • Caterpillar’s line of mine haul trucks is a good example of how far the off-road equipment industry has come in recent years.
  • In this particular instance, a tech called to tell me they had a 2012 Mitsubishi that had an Antilock Braking System (ABS) light illuminated on the dash and they couldn’t seem to find the problem. I arrived at the shop thinking that the vehicle in question was a car, but it turned out to be a medium duty truck, 2012 Mitsubishi Fuso FE160!
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  • Bosch debuted and demonstrated the first service drive inspection system with dealer management system (DMS) integration in North America at this year’s National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) expo.
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  • Ford also had a similar procedure sheet for these engines when they had performance concerns, and the technicians had to fill them in for warranty as well. These sheets worked well to find concerns in a timely manner.
  • When MODIS Ultra users purchase the new Snap-on Software Upgrade 14.4, not only will they have the latest and most powerful diagnostic solutions at their fingertips, but they will also gain access to the SureTrack online resource
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  • Mitchell 1 has updated its ProDemand repair, diagnostic and maintenance information program with ProView, a new troubleshooting tool to help service professionals relate diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) and symptoms to components.
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  • When it comes to automatic transmission fluids, there is no one-size-fits-all-solution. Ford transmissions are designed for use in many different service environments and operating conditions, and each transmission has its own set of fluid requirements.
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  • SHIFTMobility introduces ShopLite, a fully mobile solution geared for independent repair centers. ShopLite is a vertically integrated solution connecting inventory and price lists to repair centers enabling immediate response to car owner’s service needs.
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  • Mitchell 1 announces its ProDemand repair, diagnostic and maintenance information program has been optimized specifically for tablet devices to give users greater ability to access repair information right at the vehicle.
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  • Toyota’s U660E mounted to a V6 engine and the U760/1E with the L4 is a front wheel drive transmission. It utilizes 7 solenoids to achieve 6 forward gears along with flex lock up control.
  • About four or five years ago, John Parmenter from Centereach Transmission revealed a no Park problem that could occur with a Nissan RE5R05A Transmission. 
  • The CVT VT20/25E transmission (figure 1) was used in two Saturn vehicles; the 2003 to 2005 Ion and the 2003 to 2004 Vue. Overseas it was used in the 2002-2004 Opel Vectra. 
  • A careful look inside the Mazda’s RX8 RC4A-EL transmission and you will notice the basic design of the tension springs embossed into the case above the lug slots, to identify their proper positioning.