Training

  • The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide and members Caterpillar and T/CCI have joined forces to host a CAT vehicle service and T/CCI climatic wind tunnel technology mobile A/C clinic.
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  • Garage Gurus, a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive technical education platform from Federal-Mogul Motorparts, will debut in April with onsite, online and on-demand training and other support available to thousands of technicians, service writers and shop owners. 
    Garage Gurus, Federal-Mogul Motorparts
  • When you answer technical questions about automotive lubricants, some of the most recurrent questions are about automatic transmission fluids (ATF) and their applications. Perhaps the most often asked question is, “Do I really need OEM specific fluids?” 
    Pat Burrow
  • This Lincoln’s driver had driven it bucking and jerking with the Check Engine light on for about three months until her father drove the vehicle one day, felt the problem and told her something needed to be done about it, and so it wound up at my shop.
  • The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) will hold complimentary educational seminars during the upcoming Automechanika Chicago over the dates of April 24 and 25, 2015.
    APRA, Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association
  • Getrag, the maker of several Powershift Dual Clutch transmissions both wet and dry, is beginning to show up for repairs outside of warranty. The most common of them is the wet clutch 6DCT470 in Mitsubishi’s Lancer EVO and Ralli-Art vehicles. Mitsubishi calls this its 6-speed W6DGA transmission, which it matched up with its 2.0L Turbo engine.
  • To better inform consumers and enable them to make the right maintenance decisions for their vehicles, Mighty has begun to produce a series of educational animated videos. 
    mighty, mighty auto parts
  • With young techs working in my shop, I find myself spending as much time in the bays with them as I do upstairs working on my training materials. While it makes for long hours and hectic days, it also keeps my own diagnostic skills sharp, and I enjoy passing on what I’ve learned to the guys. Toyota EVAP Fault First First up is a Toyota Avalon (even though the Toyota Scan tool ID’d th
  • To help you navigate the information highway, here are some proven Internet resources you can rely on. This list is not all-inclusive but I’m sure it will give you a good start.
    Pete Meier
  • Attending Autmechanika Chicago? You can join Schaeffler at one of three Lunch & Learn sessions that weekend. Lunch will be served during the Friday and Saturday presentations only.
    Schaeffler, LuK
  • In its simplest terms, voltage drop testing is the measuring of the voltage differences that may be present at various points in a circuit. The truth is, every circuit has some voltage drop.
  • The fuel trim Parameter Identifiers (PIDs), both short term fuel trim (STFT) and long term fuel trim (LTFT), on your scan tool can provide much needed information when it comes to analyzing drivability problems quickly and efficiently. 
  • Ben Johnson, Director of Product Management with Mitchell 1, recently talked with our Larry Silvey about ProDemand.
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  • Worldwide to provide a free Section 609 test prep webinar for training and certification for up to 100 technicians on Wednesday, May 6, at 4 p.m. EST.
    Robinair
  • More than 400 exhibiting companies filled the expo floor at Automechanika Chicago, and among the list of participating exhibitors, several international pavilions will be featured from Turkey, Italy, United Kingdom, China, Taiwan, India, Pakistan and Malaysia. 
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  • Technicians who take and pass the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) test while attending Automechanika Chicago, April 24-26, 2015, may receive a $25 Snap-on gift certificate to use towards the purchase of tools through a participating Snap-on dealer or online.
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  • You've heard all about the free training being offered at Automechanika Chicago, but maybe you haven't signed up yet. We are here to help you out.  Check out this PDF, which will walk you through how to sign up for the free training, which is April 24-26 in Chicago. We have laid out, step by step, how to register and choose the classes you want to take. There are dozens of classes cov
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  • Some Toyota 4x4 vehicles like the 2007 to 2013 FJ Cruiser or Tacoma may experience what feels like a harsh downshift into first gear only after sitting still in drive. The bump is so pronounced you are looking in the rear view mirror asking yourself, who hit me? 
  • The March 2015 article called “The Seven Sisters” made reference to this weekly newsletter. Subaru vehicles using the 4EAT Phase 2 Version 2 transmission experience wheel hop during tight corner turning maneuvers due to a failed Transfer Clutch Solenoid.
  • Transfer clutch burn out is not uncommon with Subaru transmissions. Normal wear and tear, sealing ring failure or molded piston failure (especially with glycol intrusion) would be a few items on the list.