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The 9th season of the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge embarks on the last qualifying event for the Dual National Championship this weekend at the 11th Annual NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl at Joliet's Route 66 Raceway.
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Federal-Mogul Motorparts' technical education platform for technicians and other front-line professionals in the North American auto care industry, has been reaccredited to Continuing Automotive Service Education (CASE) standards by the Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

AUTOMOTIVE

Honda TPMS can be one of the more difficult systems to program in new sensors, relearns and calibrations. But once you know the basics, it is easy to service these vehicles.

When it comes to data bus diagnostics, a lot can be done with just an OBDII connector breakout box, meter and a scope.

Many technicians aren't familiar with PWM fuel pumps because they're generally very reliable. But now that many import vehicles equipped with PWM fuel pumps are rolling up the miles, it's time to turn the page from diagnosing two-line and single-line mechanically pressure-regulated fuel pumps to diagnosing electronically controlled PWM fuel pumps.

During the road test, listen for noises and note any pedal pulsation or vehicle pulling when applying the brakes. Noises can indicate brake pad problems, pedal pulsation from rotor damage, and pulling due to uneven brake application, which can be caused by a number of things.

If you are replacing spark plugs to solve a misfire problem, you might want to take a look at the original plugs to make sure you are replacing them for the right reasons.

MIND GAMES

automotive crossword puzzle

ACROSS 1. Helical fastener formations 5. Critical spark plug dimension 8. Pre-EFI manifold heat ____ valve 9....

SCHOOL OF THE YEAR

WIX Filters and O'Reilly Auto Parts have partnered with Tomorrow's Tech as title sponsors for the "2016 School of the Year" competition, a national contest to find and name the best technician training school in the country.