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Technician Training Protocols

Technician Training Protocols

Technology has changed so many things in our lives. Anyone who has been in the automotive industry very long is aware that technology has not only changed the way we live and work but is constantly evolving at an incredible rate. We are in an industry where the...

Tips for Replacing an In-Tank Electric Fuel Pump

Tips for Replacing an In-Tank Electric Fuel Pump

Overview Electric fuel pumps used with fuel injected engines are positioned inside the fuel tank. This position not only keeps them quiet but allows the fuel to cool them as well. It is also a safer location for the pump because it precludes the possibility of leaks...

Voltage Drop Testing Explained

Voltage Drop Testing Explained

Voltage drop testing is a diagnostic strategy that uses a digital multimeter (DMM) or a similar tool to test actual circuit voltage and compare it with a desired circuit voltage.

10 Reasons Why This is Not Your Grandfather’s Shop Anymore

10 Reasons Why This is Not Your Grandfather’s Shop Anymore

There are at least 10 reasons why “This is not your grandfather’s shop anymore”. In this series, we’ll have a look at some of the advances in the industry that have occurred over the years and how they have affected the way we do our jobs.

What You Need to Know About a MAP Sensor

What You Need to Know About a MAP Sensor

The manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor is used by the powertrain control module (PCM) to monitor intake manifold pressure. Since pressure is inversely proportional to vacuum, the PCM can also determine engine vacuum and load from the MAP sensor signal. In some...

Advantages of Exhaust Gas Recirculation

Advantages of Exhaust Gas Recirculation

Since the early 1970s, some form of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system has been used to reduce harmful exhaust emissions in vehicles sold in North America. These EGR systems range from earlier versions that were operated simply by using ported engine vacuum to...

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Be Wary of Fast Moving or Stalled Parts

Be Wary of Fast Moving or Stalled Parts

To ensure you stay safe and alive, never perform work on a running vehicle, especially near any moving parts, such as belts, fans, or the wheels.

Colored Chevy Engine Oil

Colored Chevy Engine Oil

Before a late-model vehicle’s engine oil change, a technician may notice that the engine oil has a yellow-green or orange tint that could be mistaken for crankcase contamination.

Chevy Engine Abuse

Chevy Engine Abuse

Do you have a Chevy Cruze that’s unexpectedly broken a flywheel or crank pulley bolt? This is a failure that might be somewhat confusing unless you have this information.

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Technician.Academy and Randy Meyer Racing announced the 2019 Respect is Learned© In The Pits contest and opened applications for the opportunity. The teams added to the big news by announcing an additional twist for the 2019 contest.