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Checking Crank Pulley Runout

Checking Crank Pulley Runout

Owners of the 2012 Chevy Caprice have complained about a belt squeal noise and/or crankshaft balancer wobble. It is important to confirm that the vehicle you are repairing does not suffer from these issues, so if you have the vehicle in for other repairs and you...

Looking to Find Your Next Technician in the Midwest?

Looking to Find Your Next Technician in the Midwest?

I had the pleasure of presenting DSO training to a group of IVY Tech students in Evansville, Indiana, this month. I greatly appreciated the opportunity to present at this facility. The entire facility is modern and inviting to the future technician. Ivy Tech Community...

How an Engine’s Starter Works

How an Engine’s Starter Works

You turn your ignition key and the engine fires up. It’s as simple as that, right? Actually, it’s quite a bit more complicated than it seems. Massive amounts of energy are required to turn your engine’s heavy parts, getting it to run on its own. That’s the role your...

Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen

Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen

The call came in from a customer that was very distraught and sitting on the side of the road. “My truck is making a (imagine the sound effect) noise! I think it’s the turbo. How much is that?” “Mr. Customer, my first question is … Are you safe and off the road?”...

What has Changed with Internal Combustion Engines?

What has Changed with Internal Combustion Engines?

I started thinking about this question when a local farmer brought me a 1953 Super C Farmall tractor that I had rebuilt the engine for twenty years ago. This tractor was his granddad’s and no longer served the farm, except to be driven in parades. My job was to...

I Have a Special Purpose

I Have a Special Purpose

What is the purpose of a service advisor? One previous trainer said that the purpose of a service advisor is “Get car in shop!” While that may be part of it, there is much, much more involved. Perhaps the first job of the service advisor is to get the car (or truck)...

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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...

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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What Does TPMS Do?

What Does TPMS Do?

TPMS stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System. It is an electronic system that keeps an eye on your tire pressure and warns you when a tire is under-inflated. This system is a vast improvement over just giving your tires the eye-ball test since it can monitor even...

Prolong the Life of your Transmission with Proper Filters

Prolong the Life of your Transmission with Proper Filters

The transmission of any vehicle is a vital component of the vehicle. It’s the system that sends power from your engine to the drive system, ultimately getting you from point A to point B. Each part of the transmission system has to work in unison with other parts and...

Pop Goes the Piston

Pop Goes the Piston

"Oh, it just needs a PCM reflash. It should be okay for now." This is something you should never tell your customer. Considerable damage to the engine can be caused by simple programming issues in the PCM. Check out Auto Service Professional's tech tip to...

Keeping your Clutch in Top Shape for a Strong Transmission

Keeping your Clutch in Top Shape for a Strong Transmission

Every vehicle requires a strong transmission system. This allows the vehicle to shift into drive, or reverse, and ultimately get from point A to point B. Without a working transmission, your vehicle is basically the shell of itself. The clutch is a viable part that...

Battery Cable Reset

Battery Cable Reset

Many years ago, it was customary to remove the battery cable in order to refresh the ECM. It's interesting that now, some 20 years later, this is an accepted practice for this kind of reset. On today's vehicle, we shouldn't overlook that drivability issues could be as...

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Technician.Academy Reaches 25th Podcast Episode

Technician.Academy Reaches 25th Podcast Episode

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Shawn Collins, CEO Technician.Academy 812-760-1811 info@technician.academy   EVANSVILLE, IN – December 27, 2017 – The 25th episode of Technician.Academy’s podcast series closes out the year with a two-part discussion between...

Technician.Academy Announces Release of Scholarship Board

Technician.Academy Announces Release of Scholarship Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   CONTACT: Shawn Collins, CEO  Technician.Academy 812-760-1811 info@technician.academy   EVANSVILLE, IN – December 13, 2017 – Technician.Academy expands its student resources once again with its launch of a scholarship board for incoming and...

Technician.Academy Announces Second In The Pits Contest

Technician.Academy Announces Second In The Pits Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Shawn Collins, CEO Technician.Academy 812-760-1811 info@technician.academy   EVANSVILLE, IN – November 2, 2017 - Technician.Academy invites current college students once again to apply to win a weekend with Randy...

 

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