Training

  • Lincoln Educational Services Corporation and Audi of America, Inc. are partnering on the Audi Education Partnership Program. 
  • The September 2015 edition of The Trainer looks at what you should be doing when inspecting tires and gives you some pointers on what causes common tire wear.
    Pete Meier
  • 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
  • Adayana Industry Group 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.
  • The August 2015 edition of The Trainer is a lesson in the proper care and service of the ignition's business end — the spark plug.
    Pete Meier
  • 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
  • Universal Technical Institute (NYSE: UTI) and Roush Yates Engines are partnering to develop a new Computerized Numerical Controls (CNC) program and to enhance UTI's specialized Power and Performance courses.  
  • 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.
  • Since we are concerned with today’s software reprogramming issues, we will discuss the generic J2534 unit and how and why to use it.
  • Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation, is the recipient of the 2015 National Catalog Managers Association (NCMA) President’s Gold Award for Catalog Excellence for its popular, free “Garage Gurus” (formerly “SmartChoice Mobile”) app for automotive service providers.
    Garage Gurus, Federal-Mogul Motorparts
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • In order to master a scan tool, you need to understand that there is much more to it than reading codes — it’s the ability of interpreting the Parameter Identifier (PID) data displayed on the screen.