Training

  • The University of the Aftermarket’s comprehensive leadership development program, Heavy Duty Leadership, will be offered again in 2015. The next class will be held July 12-17, 2015, on Northwood University’s campus in Midland, Mich.
  • The University of the Aftermarket’s comprehensive leadership development program, Heavy Duty Leadership, will be offered again in 2015. The next class will be held July 12-17, 2015, on Northwood University’s campus in Midland, Mich.
  • Autoshop Solutions CEO, Danny Sanchez, has been selected to lead three classes at the MACS (Mobile Air Conditioning Society) 2015 Training Event & Trade Show in Orlando from Feb. 5-7. 
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  • The February 2015 edition of The Trainer looks at troubleshooting routine that will improve your diagnostic success. 
    Pete Meier
  • Automechanika Chicago is making its U.S. debut this April, but aside from the wide variety of courses from top industry trainers, there are other reasons to take some time away from your shop and make it a long weekend in the Windy City. 
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  • The need to attend Automechanika Chicago, which will be held at McCormick Place West April 24-26, is underscored by the level of sophistication, expertise and experience of McConnell and many other highly educated and experienced trainers who will be in attendance. 
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  • Mobile technicians from around the country are converging on Chicago to get the training they know they need to stay current.
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  • One problem that may arise with this transmission both before and after a rebuild is too soft of a shift going into second and a flare or slight engine rev during the transition form third to fourth. The soft shift going into second may be perceived as a flared shift while the shift into fourth may feel too soft.
  • Snap-on recently added Training Solutions videos to its YouTube channel, giving professional service technicians another opportunity to learn how to navigate the features and functionality of their Snap-on diagnostic tools. 
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  • Ford or Mazda vehicles equipped with the FNR5/FS5A-EL transaxle may encounter solenoid performance diagnostic trouble codes before or after overhaul. These trouble codes may be misleading if using previous information for the 4F27E as it is almost identical to the FNR5.
  • This problem vehicle was a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L V8 with a complaint of sometimes being hard to start. The retired owner of this Ford does not drive it much. In fact, this vehicle only had 25,000 miles on the clock. 
  • There is a lot of ground to cover this month, so let’s jump in right away with a series of bullet points for a variety of transmissions. Chances are good that some issue I address this month will appear in your bays in the coming year, if it hasn’t already.
  • Scholarships to attend Automechanika Chicago training are now available in 1-, 2- and 3-day packages. Sign up today before they are all gone!
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  • If you’re one who feels the need to get your confidence built up a little more on dealing with the GM Duramax, this article will help you do just that.
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  • Caterpillar’s line of mine haul trucks is a good example of how far the off-road equipment industry has come in recent years.
  • There is a growing shortage of younger technicians who want to get into automotive repair as a career. According to the Manpower Group, “Hardest to Fill Survey for 2013,” automotive mechanics (technicians) are among the hardest positions to fill in the U.S. 
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  • In this particular instance, a tech called to tell me they had a 2012 Mitsubishi that had an Antilock Braking System (ABS) light illuminated on the dash and they couldn’t seem to find the problem. I arrived at the shop thinking that the vehicle in question was a car, but it turned out to be a medium duty truck, 2012 Mitsubishi Fuso FE160!
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  • Ford also had a similar procedure sheet for these engines when they had performance concerns, and the technicians had to fill them in for warranty as well. These sheets worked well to find concerns in a timely manner.
  • The fact is most people find it very difficult to embrace an entire message, as they don’t feel comfortable with the change they will have to go through to see the message to fruition.  This is the real reason why it didn’t work for them. 
    Bob Greenwood
  • Scholarships to attend the 3-day training program at Automechanika Chicago, April 24-26, 2015, are running out!
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