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.
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.
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.
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?”
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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