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Commercial Tire Prices Going Up – How is Your Alignment?

Bridgestone, Cooper, Goodyear, Kumho Tire and Michelin have announced commercial truck tire price increases between 3-10% to go into effect by year end. Representatives for the companies cite increased costs for oil and other raw materials used in the production of synthetic rubber for the price increase. Annual tire expenses average $1,000 to $4,000 for […]

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Beware of Nexiq USB-Link 2 Clones

Not All Nexiq USB-Link 2 Devices Are Created Equal A customer was having trouble getting their new Nexiq to connect to trucks and their diagnostic software. While troubleshooting the problem with our customer they explained they had purchased a second Nexiq USB-Link 2 online so they could work on more trucks but this new Nexiq […]

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IDC5 Truck, Quick Service or eTRUCK?

TEXA makes diagnostic tools for owner/operators, fleet/business owners and repair shops. Providing a range of top-tier diagnostic tests, cost-effective maintenance tools and innovative 24/7 remote diagnostic/monitoring solutions, which tool is right for you? IDC5 Diagnostic Software Scanner & Tool Kits Multi-brand diagnostic software rivalling dealer and OEM software, IDC5 is loaded with advanced diagnostic features […]

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WABCO eTrailer Electric Trailer Propulsion and Braking

Much attention has focused on autonomous trucks, truck platooning and electrification of trucking but what about the trailer? WABCO’s eTrailer uses an electric motor to provide propulsion and regenerative braking to recharge batteries on the trailer to improve fuel efficiency 20% on short hauls, 10% on long hauls. Previous fuel efficiency efforts for transport trailers […]

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Subscriptions, The Hidden Costs of Diagnostic Tools

A shop or mobile mechanic is only as good as their diagnostic scan tool on today‚Äôs ECM controlled trucks and equipment. Shopping for a diesel diagnostic scan tool can be a time-consuming process because of the large range of tools on the market, each with their own hardware and cable options and license types. Annual […]

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TEXA Off-Highway Diagnostic Cables

TEXA Off-Highway diagnostic software connects to construction, agricultural, crane and container equipment and industrial engines for almost every equipment manufacturer around the globe to perform diagnostic tests, adjusting settings and performing activations of diesel exhaust components. The Off-Highway Cable Case includes the most commonly used cables in one convenient and easy to carry case, including: […]

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Detroit Diesel DD ECM and Controller Locations

Click image to enlarge Detroit Diesel DD ECMs can’t be programmed online so your MCM, ACM and CPC must be sent to J-Ball Electronics. To ensure the fastest turnaround we’ve created this article to help you locate and identify the three components you need to courier to us: MCM (Motor Control Module) – will be […]

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Diesel ECM Tuning – How It’s Done

Tuning your diesel ECM is the only modification you need to do to your engine. No need for turbo, injector, manifold or cam modifications. Today’s heavy duty ECM controlled diesel engines have so much potential that can be accessed through custom tuning. How to get your diesel ECM tuned by J-Ball Electronics? Depending on your […]

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Common Reasons for Failure in Engine Control Modules

Corrosion and moisture Corrosion or damage due to moisture is one of the main reasons for ECM failure. Corrosion can enter the ECM through the wiring harness and moisture can enter by a failure in the seals in the ECM itself. This happens over a period of time (5 to 10 years) due to the […]

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