I wasn’t even aware this was a thing. A scientific study released by ARCADIS, an international research firm specializing in environment issues, found no evidence that laundered reusable shop towels pose any health risk to workers, refuting claims by the disposables industry. The study refutes previously published reports by the disposables industry used to frighten workers who use shop towels to perform their jobs, claiming that residues imbedded in laundered reusable shop towels pose a health risk despite decades of use without any reported issues. Read more
Before or after an overhaul, 2003 and newer Lincoln LS vehicles equipped with the 5R55S transmission may exhibit a complaint of harsh engagements and/or harsh up-shifts (especially the 1-2), with no codes stored in the PCM. This complaint will typically come into ATSG’s technical hot line as the reason the vehicle came to the shop in the first place. During overhaul the solenoid assembly was replaced and at times a complete valve body yet the problem remained. The cause may be a PCM that is incorrectly controlling solenoids producing high main line pressure. This style transmission has three pressure control solenoids with which to control shift feel. Pressure Control Solenoids A, B and C otherwise referred to as PCS A, PCS B and PCS C. Read more
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