Dorman announces 689 new products for January, including
- A Dorman® OE FIX™ Power Transfer Unit assembly with improved extreme temperature resistance, designed to fit over two million Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles
- An improved OE FIX manual transmission shift tower for nearly two million Jeep Wrangler vehicles equipped with six-speed transmissions
- FIX OE Pre-Pressed Axles for 1.4 Million Aging Toyota Tacoma Pickup Trucks
COLMAR, Pa., Jan. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dorman Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: DORM) today announced the release of 689 new automotive parts, including 248 new replacement parts that advance the company’s mission. ‘s business is to give repair professionals and vehicle owners greater freedom to repair a wide range of cars and trucks.
Dorman continues to provide consumers with a choice of replacement parts for common failures on millions of vehicles. One of the latest examples is a new Dorman OE FIX Power Transfer Unit Assembly (600-234XD), designed to fit over 2.3 million Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles. Factory assembly of some Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles can fail when extreme temperatures cause internal lubrication problems. When the lubricant overheats, it can cause catastrophic failures, also making it nearly impossible to recover and rebuild. In extreme cold, the factory seals fail and cause the unit to leak oil. This Dorman OE FIX Power Transfer Unit assembly has been re-engineered for greater resistance to temperature extremes, with an additional patented heat shield to reduce internal temperatures and a drain plug for easy gearbox lubricant maintenance of speeds. It also includes improved seals to prevent premature breakdown in extremely cold temperatures, providing a more reliable replacement.
January’s new solutions also include an OE FIX manual transmission shift tower (697-024) for nearly two million Jeep Wrangler vehicles equipped with six-speed transmissions. Jeep Wranglers with the NSG370 manual transmission may experience issues with the shifter sticking out of gear, especially in rough terrain. This innovative Dorman OE FIX shift tower is designed to help prevent this problem and provide predictable firm, positive shifting. Designed for simple installation, it comes complete with shift tower, tower-housing gasket and cab gasket for complete replacement of critical components
Expanding its coverage of labor-saving pre-assembled alternatives, Dorman introduces OE FIX pre-pressed axles for 1.4 million aging Toyota Tacoma pickups (926-139 and 926-140) . The unique press-fit design of the Tacoma rear axles requires a shop press and extra time to fix a corroded wheel bearing or backing plate. These Dorman OE FIX loaded axles are ready to install with all components already pressed in, saving hours on repairs.
These three new products join Dorman’s growing family of hundreds of OE FIX solutions designed to improve OEM designs, reduce repair time or reduce costs.
Other highlights of this month’s new product announcement include these four aftermarket-exclusive pieces:
- Two new lines of transmission oil coolers for Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles (624-642) and Dodge Ram pickup trucks (624-627), expanding Dorman’s leading coverage in this aftermarket category
- A hood release cable assembly (912-487) designed to fit half a million Jeep Renegade vehicles and provide an economical alternative to the dealer replacement assembly
- Rear Brake Backing Plates (924-234) for over 1.8 million Chevrolet, GMC and Hummer vehicles, designed to replace stock plates that can rust and fail prematurely
- An engine valve cover (264-904) for more than 2.2 million Chevrolet, GMC and Buick vehicles, extending Dorman’s coverage in this growing aftermarket category
These are just a few of the 689 new products introduced by Dorman this month. To sign up to receive all new Dorman product announcements directly each month, visit DormanProducts.com/signup. To learn more about Dorman, follow the Dorman Virtual Tour at DormanProducts.com/tour.
Note: The Vehicles In Service (VIO) information contained in this press release is based on Dorman’s analysis of third party reports.
About Dorman Products
Dorman gives repair professionals and vehicle owners greater freedom to repair cars and trucks. For more than 100 years, we’ve been developing new solutions for the automotive aftermarket, introducing tens of thousands of replacement products designed to save time and money, and increase convenience and reliability.
Founded and based in the USA, we are a pioneering global organization offering an ever-growing catalog of parts, covering both light-duty and heavy-duty vehicles, from chassis to body, underbody to underbody, and from equipment to complex electronics. View our full offering and learn more at DormanProducts.com.
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