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Toyota Coil on Plug Diagnosis – Matthew Shanahan

While Toyota and Lexus have always been known as relatively reliable vehicles, they still suffer from ignition coil failures like any other manufacturer. When testing a coil-on-plug (COP) ignition system, one of the first steps is to understand the system operation....

The Need For a Friction Plate

How A Clutch Works Just because there is no clutch pedal in a car with an automatic transmission, doesn’t mean that there isn’t a clutch. Clutches are not just associated with cars, either. If you have a chain saw or a go kart, they have clutches as well; although...

Toyota Coil on Plug Diagnosis – Matthew Shanahan

While Toyota and Lexus have always been known as relatively reliable vehicles, they still suffer from ignition coil failures like any other manufacturer. When testing a coil-on-plug (COP) ignition system, one of the first steps is to understand the system operation....

Do You Have To Be A Computer Expert To Be an Automotive Technician?

With the increasing complexity of most vehicles, many auto mechanics are feeling the pressure to adapt. While you don't necessarily need to be a computer expert to be an automotive technician, you do need to learn how to use certain computerized tools to work on the...

The Importance of Shop Safety in the Automotive Service Workplace

Safety in the automotive service workplace must always remain a top priority, given the number of hazards encountered on a daily basis. Auto shops are extremely hazardous, with a great deal of liability. The business owner is responsible, so any unsafe practices by...

How To Be Successful As An Automotive Technician

High technology has transformed the automotive industry in the past two decades. The term “auto mechanic” is no longer appropriate — now the proper term is “Automotive Technician.” Today’s technician is a well-educated individual who is well versed in electronics,...

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NVH – Noise Vibration and Harshness

NVH – Noise Vibration and Harshness

The labscope in combination with experience shortens up the diagnostic time on this vehicle. Great example of using past experience to turn the bay...

1999 Honda Civic Diagnosis – No Spark

1999 Honda Civic Diagnosis – No Spark

Once again Paul Danner simplifies even the most basic diagnosis. As technicians we are always looking for ways to speed up the diagnosis and still be confident in it. Scanner Danner provides the steps to do that on this no start...

NVH – Noise Vibration and Harshness

NVH – Noise Vibration and Harshness

The labscope in combination with experience shortens up the diagnostic time on this vehicle. Great example of using past experience to turn the bay...

Chevrolet C4 Corvette – No Start Diagnosis

Chevrolet C4 Corvette – No Start Diagnosis

If you are new to the repair industry Charles has some good common sense advice. If your that battle hardened bay veteran this information will provide some insight when that new technician shows up for they first...

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Why Should Brake Fluid Be Replaced?

Why Should Brake Fluid Be Replaced?

Most manufacturers recommend replacing brake fluid around every 30,000 miles or 24 to 36 months. The number one reason behind this is water contamination which accumulates from everyday use of the vehicle. Water contamination results in a decreased boiling point for...

Mazda Mystery Stall

Mazda Mystery Stall

Sometimes even the simplest items will cause a drivability problem. Then is this situation where the issue is both intermittent and includes a very short window in the production run. The combination of these factors can cause frustration for the technician, but...

Wire Color Conundrum

Wire Color Conundrum

We all know how important it is to be able to determine the color of a wire within a wiring harness. It can be extremely difficult if the wire is supposed to have a trace color. Having only solid wiring color helps greatly in repairing the vehicle. Removing the trace...

A Technicians Value?

A Technicians Value?

Thirty years ago who would of thought that a technology company would be wanting to hire a automotive technician unless it was to repair their vehicle fleet. Now with the increase of technology the technician is in demand and not only for his ability to repair vehicle...

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ANNOUNCING IN THE PITS PROMOTION

ANNOUNCING IN THE PITS PROMOTION

EVANSVILLE, IN – February 7, 2017 - Technician Academy, the first personalized online and on-site training for automotive technicians, invites current college students to apply to win a weekend with the Randy Meyer Racing Team at the St. Louis Gateway Motorsports Park...

RESPECT IS LEARNED CAMPAIGN BEGINS

RESPECT IS LEARNED CAMPAIGN BEGINS

TECHNICIAN.ACADEMY UNVEILS NEW “RESPECT IS LEARNED” CAMPAIGN EVANSVILLE, IN – February 7, 2017 - Technician.Academy, the personalized online and on-site training for automotive technicians, unveils its new campaign, Respect is Learned©, to reinforce its message of...

Technician.Academy Announces Enhanced Job Board!

Technician.Academy Announces Enhanced Job Board!

Technician.Academy, the go-to training resource for automotive technicians, is happy to present the latest addition to their award-winning website; an enhanced interactive Job Board. “We are so excited about the enhanced Job Board on Technician.Academy,” states Shawn...

TECHNICIAN.ACADEMY Wins 3 Awards at AAPEX 2016

TECHNICIAN.ACADEMY Wins 3 Awards at AAPEX 2016

Technician.Academy, the go-to training resource for automotive technicians, received three Car Care Council Women’s Board Automotive Communications Awards at this year’s AAPEX (Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo) in Las Vegas, NV.

Excitement Builds With Randy Meyer Racing as AAPEX 2016 Nears!

Excitement Builds With Randy Meyer Racing as AAPEX 2016 Nears!

Go visit EXTEND PERFORMANCE's AAPEX booth #782 to visit Randy & Megan Meyer from Randy Meyer Racing. They will be there Nov 1 from 2:30-3:15. "Shawn Collins, Founder and CEO of EXTEND PERFORMANCE states, “We’re looking forward to spending time with Randy and Megan...

Technician.Academy Launches Online Classes For Automotive Technicians

Technician.Academy Launches Online Classes For Automotive Technicians

Technician.Academy meets the need for up-to-date, relevant training by offering online classes covering industry-specific topics for automotive technicians. New courses will be added each month. Soon technicians will have the opportunity to obtain specialized certifications.

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