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Danger Signals
January 1, 2000 by Robert Wm. Greenwood

Watch for these signs of business trouble, which should set off alarm bells. The business you save could be your own.With the holiday season behind us, this can be a good time to take stock of your ov…

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Batteries are changing as power demands increase
January 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

More this, more that, and by the way, more power, in less space, and lighter, too. That in a nutshell, is the future for automotive batteries, at this point in time, at least.One of the emerging devel…

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Market Feature: Transmission Trouble?
January 1, 2000 by Auto Service World

When you see how deceptive the signs can be, you’ll understand how important training is.

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Knowledge Building: Learning to Measure Engine Parts
January 1, 2000 by Auto Service World

Accurate measurement of engine components is critical to a quality engine build, both in terms of longevity and performance as well as profitability–a part that was machined or ordered improperly due to an inaccurate measurement adds time and cost to

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Truck Shock Valved for Comfort and Control
January 1, 2000 by Auto Service World

Usually ride control additions for trucks promote increased load carrying, off-road performance, etc. Monroe’s Reflex is the first to talk about improving on-road performance in terms of control and comfort. Because shock absorbers are velocity-sensitive devices, the faster they are

Distinction and a high level of proficiency characterize the career performance of Craig Cook. A top-flight, 29-year-old automotive technician who was born and raised in Scotland, near Edinburgh, Cook earned his certification at the highly demanding City and Guild Institute in London, England, after a lengthy apprenticeship which began when he was 16 years old. In Canada, he successfully earned Class A certification, then went on to meet the rigorous demands of several levels of ASE certification, including electronics, electrical, engine performance and advanced engine diagnostics. Cook was also one of less than 10 per cent who wrote and passed the first - and highly demanding - test given to 1,000 technicians trying to qualify as certified emission  diagnostics and repair specialists for the Drive Clean program in Ontario.  He presently works in Burlington, at Oakville Tire.
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Unraveling a no-start
January 1, 2000 by Craig Cook

After a recent conversation with a friend regarding a problem he had with a Ford Aerostar Ignition System, it brought back some memories of a problem I had a few years ago.A 1992 4.0L Ford Aerostar ca…

Technicians Jennifer Tomas and Martin Smith presenting their case to the standing committee on finance in Ottawa.
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News Briefs (January 01, 2000)
January 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

MACs Convention HighlightsThe Mobile Air Conditioning Society held its annual convention and trade show Jan. 18 to Jan.20 in Las Vegas. Highlights of the MACS event, directed specifically at shop owne…

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Sport Power Clutch for Domestics
January 1, 2000 by Auto Service World

The same Sachs engineers who designed today’s carbon/titanium racing clutch for Ferrari and Mercedes Formula 1 applications have developed the Sachs Power Clutch, a heavy-duty clutch kit system with street manners and race track brawn. Responding to the marketplace, Sachs

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Advanced Electrical System Analyzer
January 1, 2000 by Auto Service World

Midtronics Inc. has introduced its new inTellect Advanced Electrical System Analyzer, which makes diagnosing a vehicle’s starting and charging systems easy. The inTellect cart-mounted system immediately identifies problems, freeing the technician to spend more time concentrating on fixing them. Among

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Brake Runout Correction Plates
January 1, 2000 by Auto Service World

Brake Align’s Runout Correction plates can save up to 30-45 minutes of labor on the most difficult disc brake services, and also eliminate lateral run-out, which is the number-one complaint of customer comebacks–indicated by brake pedal pulsation or steering wheel

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Automatic Transmission Service Machines
January 1, 2000 by Auto Service World

Century’s T-Tech automatic transmission service machines–the TT300 PRO Plus and the TT200 PRO–are both functional and attractive. Also, in the case of the TT300 PRO Plus, it can help installers sell the service. The unit’s large backlit cylinder clearly illustrates

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Precious Metal Plug
January 1, 2000 by Auto Service World

Denso, in a move to improve the longevity and performance of the spark plug over even the platinum electrode type, has introduced its Iridium Spark Plug. The plug, which actually uses a nickel-iridium-platinum alloy, is said to be a substantial