Training

  • ”Garage Gurus,” a nationwide technical education network established to help vehicle repair professionals keep pace with the latest automotive technologies, has arrived in the Los Angeles market. 
    Garage Gurus, Federal-Mogul Motorparts
  • Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ “Garage Gurus” will award $30,000 in scholarships to qualified full-time and part-time students who are studying to become professional automotive technicians.
    Garage Gurus, Federal-Mogul Motorparts
  • It symbolizes the three ways Federal-Mogul Motorparts is expanding its training initiatives, reaching technicians around the country with expanded training centers, mobile vans and revitalized online offerings. A Garage Gurus regional training center celebrated its grand opening Tuesday evening in the Chicago suburb of Skokie, Ill.
    Tschanen Brandyberry
  • Federal-Mogul Motorparts is moving beyond the focus of parts and into the training realm, bringing hands-on, local training to technicians around the country. The first of its Garage Gurus training facilities is set to open in Skokie, Ill., the evening of April 14. Ahead of the first location's grand opening, Dan Ninivaggi, CEO, Federal-Mogul Motorparts, spoke exclusively with Motor Age about
    Garage Gurus, Federal-Mogul Motorparts
  • Danny “The Count” Koker, a self-taught technician and star of the hit reality TV series “Counting Cars,” will join hundreds of vehicle repair professionals and other VIPs during the grand openings of Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ first three “Garage Gurus” regional training centers.
    Garage Gurus, Federal-Mogul Motorparts
  • The April 2015 edition of the Trainer shows you how to narrow down the list of possibilities using current draw in the clutch circuit. Not only does this technique work for the compressor clutch, it can also be applied to any circuit that is controlled by relay.
    Pete Meier
  • What kinds of training are you looking for at Automechanika Chicago?  Whether it’s management or technical, transmission or drivability or anything in between, there is a class for you. 
    Tschanen Brandyberry
  • Companies who rebuild torque converters will tell you the hundreds of times their converters are unjustly blamed for a problem. Anything from a no move condition to TCC shudder or slip.
  • GM’s 4T80-E transmission primarily used in Cadillac vehicles along with the Aurora, Bonneville and Lucerne vehicles, develop left side axle seal leaks (figure 1).
  • 2010 and up Ford Vehicles equipped with the 6F35 transaxle may suddenly exhibit a concern of a harsh application in reverse and or a harsh up-shift into third gear. 
  • OTC will host a Technician Challenge and highlight its latest products and technologies in tools, equipment, diagnostics and A/C recovery at the 2015 Automechanika Chicago tradeshow and training event.
    otc, otc tools
  • It is not unusual for a 2000-2004 Honda or Acura vehicle using a 5 speed 3 shaft style automatic transmission to come in to the shop with the third clutches destroyed. Many times rotational damage of the piston, return spring and spring retainer accompanies the third clutch burn out.
  • 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