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Long-Life Plugs to the Rescue

Most platinum and iridium spark plugs can last up to 100,000 miles.

Solving the Mysteries of Rotating Electrical

How learning the basics of starting/charging systems can help you avoid a warranty issue.

I have a 2004 Ford E350 with a V10 6.8L gas engine. I need a Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor.

I have a 2004 Ford E350 with a V10 6.8L gas engine. I need a Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor. Motorcraft does not list it. My local (large) Ford Dealer parts counterman concluded the engine must not have that part. But, there definitely is one on my engine. How can I get the part number (and part) when my Ford contacts say there isn’t such a thing?

Why do battery reference manuals list the MK4 generation Volkswagon batteries as Group 47 when the battery really should be a Group 41 due to Size, CCA, CA, and RC?

The battery manufacturer may have the wrong info from Volkswagon or they may feel that the 41 will fit in the battery compartment more easily. Gerald Wheelus Edgewood Auto Parts #253 Edgewood, Texas

Hybrids Explained

Defining the term ‘hybrid’ as it relates to the automotive world.

ASE P2 Test Preparation Guide: Electrical System

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
• Identify major electrical system components
• Identify electrical system component functions
• Identify related items
• Provide basic use, installation and warranty information

High-Voltage Hybrids

Hybrids are here to stay and they’re appearing in increasing numbers in your customers’ service bays. They need the parts, you need the knowledge.

Ignition, Charging System & Electrical Parts: Zapping Warranty Returns

Ignition modules and coils, alternators and starters are often replaced unnecessarily — resulting in warranty returns. This month, learn how to reduce unwarranted returns.

ASE Test Prep: Electrical Systems

There will be three questions on the ASE P2 test that deal with the electrical system and components.

Create a Spark!

Advancements in ignition technology have certainly slowed replacement rates, but they have also opened up more ignition sales opportunities.

Battery Science

The battery is one of the most important components on a vehicle today. It provides the amps needed to crank and start the engine, and it stores the voltage that runs everything from the ignition system and fuel injectors to the vehicles lights and all of its electrical accessories. Lead-acid batteries have been around since