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The Case Of The Missing Code On A Chevy Tahoe

The Tahoe’s owner complained that it would stall at highway speed, but it would always restart and usually proceed without further incident until it reached home.

Auto Tech Students Gear Up For NFADA Competition

Four teams of students from New York are preparing for the annual Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association Memorial AutoTech Competition. The students will be put through a series of diagnostic, workstation and performance tests to measure their automotive technical skills on Ford cars.

Ignition System: MIL On, Ignition Coil DTCs Set

Some 2006 Zephyr; 2006-2008 Fusion and Milan; 2007-2008 MKZ, Edge, and MKX; and 2008 Taurus, Taurus X and Sable vehicles may exhibit a malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) on with diagnostic trouble codes P0351, P0352, P0353, P0354, P0355 and/or P0356 present in the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) and with one or more damaged ignition coil-on-plug(s).

Environmentally Conscious Automotive Service

What is environmentally conscious auto service? Let’s face it: repairing automobiles is a dirty business.

Delphi Announces 2015 Dream Shop Sweepstakes, Student Grants

Delphi Product & Service Solutions recently launched its annual Delphi Dream Shop Sweepstakes in the U.S. and Canada. For the grand prize, Delphi will equip one lucky professional automotive technician with $10,000 to build their own Delphi Dream Shop. Hundreds of other prizes will be awarded monthly, weekly and instantly. “This year, we’re adding to

Crank And Cam Polishing: Are You Smooth Enough?

Manufacturers are designing today’s engines with tighter tolerances and less room for error. They make more power, live longer, produce less noise, vibration and friction, burn less fuel and produce lower emissions. So in light of all this, it is more important than ever for engine builders to be as perfect, or near perfect, as

Coming of Age: Dodge Cummins Diesel

When you hear the name Cummins, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Most of the time, if you have any knowledge of trucks, a Dodge truck is the first thing that comes to mind. The Cummins diesel engine has always had a great reputation for reliable diesel power. Though the Cummins diesel

Investing Wisely: Choosing the Best Scan Tool for Your Needs

A scan tool is absolutely essential for diagnostics on today’s vehicles. You need a scan tool not only for diagnosing engine, emissions  and transmission problems, but also for troubleshooting virtually any system that has electronic controls. A scan tool is needed not only for reading trouble codes, sensor PIDs and other system information, but also

Survey Shows Most Americans Prefer Hands-On Training in Educational Settings

For a majority of Americans, hands-on training is the hands-down winner when it comes to learning something new in an educational environment. According to data released today in the 2014 Learning in America Survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Everest College, 52% of Americans listed active participation through hands-on training as the best learning method. In the telephone

Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center Students Are Top Hot Rod Builders

Team Moroso, from Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center in Choctaw, OK, defeated 22 other schools from across the nation to win theHot Rodders of Tomorrow National Championship recently at the PRI Trade Show in Indianapolis.School instructor Jim LaFevers tutored a six-student group that broke the event’s national record in breaking down and then re-assembling a V8 engine in 18 minutes, 43 seconds. 

Harbor Freight Tools Expands ‘Tools For Schools’ Program

Harbor Freight Donates a $100,000 Gift of Tools and Equipment to South Carolina Schools

Pennzoil Donates Three Retrofitted Toyotas to Deserving Veterans

The 2013 Toyota Sienna XLE vans were unveiled and presented to the veterans prior to the 500-mile race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 12