Tech Tip: PCV Crankcase Pressure Control Diaphragm
DTC P0171 (Fuel Trim System Lean) may be set in the Engine Control Module (ECM) and the Check Engine MIL may be illuminated.
Tech Tip: Silencing Noises in V8 Engines Caused by Worn Cam Lobs/Lifters
Customers may notice a chirp, squeak, squeal or tick sound coming from their engine.
Tech Tip: Avoid Unintended Air Bag Deployment
To avoid inadvertent deployment of a vehicle air bag while servicing, it is recommended technicians take a few precautions when working on or near the vehicle’s Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system.
ACDelco Original Equipment (OE) Brake Rotors with Ferritic Nitrocarburizing (FNC) Technology
Take a read through this blog to find out more on Ferritic Nitrocarburizing (FNC) technology and how it helps brake rotors resist corrosion and wear, as well as other tips for servicing brake rotors.
Tech Tip: Common Diesel Engine Noises
Customers may comment on various noises they hear and ask about what’s causing them.
CONNECTION TIP: New Feature - Recommended Jobs – Launched in May 2020
The CONNECTION parts catalogue now offers an easy way to add Favorite Jobs to make looking up common jobs even easier. Favorite Jobs are non-application specific jobs that require multiple parts every time they are done. With the new Recommended Jobs feature you can choose from jobs that are already created, but you still have full control to edit them after you add them to your Favorite Job. Take a look at how you can take advantage of this new feature.
Tech Tip: Installing an Aftermarket Trailer Brake Controller
Some customers with the following vehicles may ask to have an aftermarket trailer brake controller added to their vehicle, or to have one installed in lieu of their factory brake controller (RPO JL1).
Tech Tip: TIS2WEB Compatibility Issues – Windows 7
It has been brought to our attention that there are customers experiencing compatibility issues with TIS2WEB and Windows. Please see below for information from the TIS2WEB team on how to resolve the issue related to a Windows operating systems versioning.
Tech Tip: Keys To Unlocking The Passive Door System
Some customers of 2019 and 2020 GM models may find that their unlocking feature is inoperative when pressing the button on the door or tailgate release handle.
Tech Tip: Maintaining the Diesel Particulate Filter
Read this blog for tips on maintaining the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) in vehicles with a V8 Diesel Engine (2007-2020 models).
Tech Tip: Checking Battery Connections
A number of electrical service issues on some GM trucks and SUVs could stem from a vehicle’s battery condition or its connections.
Chris Scott Automotive Article
Meet Chris Scott from Chris Scott Automotive. Successful business owner and gold medalist!
Eccles Auto Service Article
After 44 Years in the business, Bruce Eccles of Eccles Auto Service is retiring. As Bruce says, "it's been a wild ride". Take a look at Bruce's story.
Product Spotlight: NEW ACDelco Ultraguard™ Oil Filters
These premium oil filters have been engineered to provide more robust performance during extreme driving conditions such as extreme cold, corrosive environments, or high engine speed.
Product Spotlight: GM Duramax Diesel Family
Help your customers keep their Duramax running like new by using ACDelco GM OE and Professional parts.
ABS False Modulation
The base brake system is in good working order. The ABS activates under light braking when the wheels are not locking.
Brake Pad Burnishing - Passenger Car/Light Truck
When replacing brake pads, a “break-in” or “burnishing” procedure is recommended to properly condition both the brake pads and brake rotors for best service and long life.
Vehicle Lube Points
With today's modern brake systems, proper cleaning and lubrication is critical.
GM Stop/Start System Saves Fuel, Reduces Emissions
GM’s innovative Stop/Start technology is finding its way into more vehicles, helping to reduce fuel consumption while lowering carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 10 percent.
TAC Tips Fall 2018
We’re listening! ACDelco’s TAC team listens because they know how frustrating it can be to get good sound advice when it comes to vehicle diagnostics.
Reading Rotor Wear Patterns and Rotor Failures
Vehicle Condition: Rotor looks to have “hot spots” on surface, flaking or exhibits pulsation
Product Spotlight: ACDelco Professional A/C Condenser
ACDelco Professional Air Conditioning Condenser with Automatic Transmission Oil Cooler is manufactured using our latest technology to deliver the reliability and durability expected of ACDelco.