Ben Johnson is director of Product Management for Mitchell 1. He is a former automotive repair shop owner and has been involved in leadership roles in the automotive aftermarket for more than 24 years. He explained some overall industry problems, solutions in general and what Mitchell 1 can offer.
Mitchell 1 has updated its ProDemand repair, diagnostic and maintenance software by consolidating vintage repair and estimating information into the application to deliver full year, make and model coverage from 1974 to the present year.
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.
The Advance Professional VIN Scanner, available for iOS or Android devices, captures a vehicle’s detailed description when scanning a VIN barcode and seamlessly uploads the decoded information into a shop’s secure Advance Professional online account.
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.
The International Automotive Technicians Network (iATN) has launched iATN Auto Pro Careers, a new service that allows industry professionals to create profiles and search for new jobs, while also giving employers the opportunity to post open positions and search for qualified candidates.
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
Bosch offers ChooseTheRightInjector.com, a website designed to provide information and education necessary to help diesel vehicle owners and technicians make the right choice when purchasing replacement injectors for vehicle service.
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