Technicians

CRP Automotive, a leading source of OE-quality replacement and service parts, has developed and launched a video series designed to help keep professional technicians informed and up to date with the latest tips, techniques, and product developments. Called, Inside The...
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A cleaner engine delivers more power, LIQUI MOLY claims. But does it really make a difference? RSP Motorsports in Ontario, Canada put LIQUI MOLY's oil additive service to the test. The results are astounding: in a Porsche Cayenne GTS, the performance advantage amounted...
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This is the recorded version of a webinar we hosted (in partnership with Technicians Service Training) on Aug. 15, 2015. The webinar was sponsored by Launch Tech USA, makers of the new telematics device, GOLO.

GOLO allows the independent shop to compete with...
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Well, not all professional techs do, but I did. After spending 5-6 days a week working on other people's cars the last thing I wanted to do was work on my own!   But now I have no choice. I have a Check Engine light on and a rough running condition to figure...
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In the second part of our "Driveway Diagnostics" series, we tackle the P0302 Diagnostic Trouble Code found in part 1.   Watch Part 1 HERE.     Thanks to MotoLOGIC for providing the service information used in this video (https://www....
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Adayana Industry Group, learning and performance specialists in the automotive sector, is updating its 70+-course automotive technical library assets that have served thousands of industry technicians, with over 1,000,000 course completions to date, for over 10 years. J.T....
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Limitations — we all have them. Every now and then we should see if the limitations we had in the past still exist today. After all, if we automotive repair professionals live by the constant improvement model then it’s likely we are now better tooled, equipped...
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When I think of an issue of Motor Age with a European theme, I tend to think we’ll focus on brands like BMW, Volkswagen, Audi or Mercedes Benz. And that’s unfair, as I think you’ll agree, as I share the stories of another European marquee you may or may...
NORTH OLMSTED —The 2015 Bosch Xperience Mobile Tour is bringing repair scenarios to shops across the country and letting technicians – through an interactive experience — assess their diagnostic skills. The 50’ by 20’ Bosch Xperience truck...
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One aspect to the repair business is doing work on a car that is on its way to being sold or traded in. Such was the case with a shop that received a 2010 Volkswagen CC 2.0L using the dual clutch direct shift gear box called the DSG 02E transmission. It had 34,000 miles on...
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 Ingersoll Rand, the Official Power Tools of NASCAR and a preferred tool provider for Gas Monkey Garage, has announced the “Real Work Real Play” sweepstakes to reward automotive fans who “get it done” with a weekend of fun. Ingersoll Rand is...
The nationwide “Garage Gurus™” technical training network for automotive repair professionals has expanded to Los Angeles County with the grand opening of a state-of-the-art training center in Rancho Dominguez. Established by global vehicle components...
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After rebuilding a ZF6HP26 transmission, it is frustrating to say the least when you discover harsh, bumpy or clunky type shifts on a road test. If your scan tool is capable of resetting the adaptations you try that. When that doesn’t work, you bite the bullet and...
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Aisin AW produced a 5 speed front wheel drive transmission for Volvo, SAAB, GM, Suzuki and Nissan vehicles (figure 1). It is called the AW55-50SN in Volvo and SAAB, the AF23/33-5 in GM and Suzuki and the RE5F22A in Nissan. This transmission has been on the road close to 15...
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The JF011E (as it is called in Dodge and Jeep applications), is a JATCO-made CVT, which is also referred to as the RE0F10A in Nissan and the F1C1A in Mitsubishi (Figure 1). With this transmission having such a presence on the road today, it comes as no surprise that many...