Service Information

  • MOTOSHOP Technology Tools debuted a major update to MotoLOGIC Repair & Diagnostics, a tool for technicians that provides access to repair, diagnostic and service information.
    MotoLOGIC
  • Snap-on has added its MODIS Edge combination full-function scan tool and scope/graphing meter to its diagnostic calculator feature.
    Snap-on
  • Aftermarket professionals working toward additional certifications through professional organizations can get one step closer to their goals by attending the free one-day Commitment to Training event at Washtenaw Community College in May. 
    Automechanika Chicago, AMC, Commitment to Training, automotive training, trainin
  • To be successful repairing the multitude of vehicle systems today's professional technician faces, you need information — and Mitchell 1's ProDemand can help.
    Pete Meier
  • Read how your technician peers address the increasing problem of carbon build-up in GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) engines.
    Pete Meier
  • Multiple industry associations signed an agreement to make available heavy-duty vehicle service information. 
    Equipment and tool Institute
  • MOTOSHOP Technology Tools. launched a contest for commercial garages and repair shops that will award one grand prize winner up to $10,000 in new technology equipment and services to provide a shop technology makeover. 
    MOTOSHOP Technology Tools
  • The June 2015 edition of The Trainer looks at the use of ultrasound and CO2 for leak detection, as well as offer you tips on using the more conventional methods more successfully.
    Pete Meier
  • The May 2015 edition of The Trainer reviews how the engine management system controls feed gasses and what the LTFT and STFT numbers are trying to tell you.
    Pete Meier
  • Of course resetting adaptations is critical on near all transmissions these days. On some earlier Toyota and Lexus vehicles, when this option is provided, initializing other vehicle operations will be required.
  • This article is a discussion of a vehicle operating “impaired” due to an excessive amount of alcohol in the fuel system of the vehicle. With the blended gasolines commercially available to the consumer, what type of vehicle do you think would be most affected by excessive alcohol, a flex fuel vehicle or a non-flex fuel vehicle?
    David DeCoursey
  • During an overhaul of a U140E transmission, it was determined that the original valve body needed replacement. After installation the vehicle had no reverse engagement unless the selector lever was moved around.
  • Since we are concerned with today’s software reprogramming issues, we will discuss the generic J2534 unit and how and why to use it.
  • And while your customer may not be rounding the corners at Pocono or blazing down the quarter mile at the Gator Nationals with the family minivan, the role the suspension and steering systems play is no less important.  
    Pete Meier
  • After servicing the valve body the vehicle exhibits a slipping in Reverse on throttle up as well but this complaint is accompanied with forward movement having sliding shifts.
  • OTC announced recently its Diagnostics for Life program and new Bravo 2.0 software in North America for the Encore diagnostic tool.
    Bosch, OTC, Diagnostics for Life
  • Through many years of experience diagnosing transmission concerns in shops and on ATSG’s technical help line, a general diagnostic approach has been developed to find that silver bullet as quickly as possible. The list begins with Information. 
  • Working on fuel systems does take a bit more effort and knowledge and there really aren’t any magic bullets or one-size-fits-all rules that apply to everything and make testing easier since the systems differ so much, but even so it’s definitely possible to quickly and accurately figure out what’s going wrong and fix it right the first time.
    Motor Age Magazine
  • On occasions, solenoids that appear to be similar may be mistaken as identical. Toyota’s U150 series transmission is a good example of this.
  • Electrical problem analysis can be very rewarding if the technician is properly trained and has the proper equipment.