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3 Reason To Perform a Preventive Maintenance Inspection

3 Reason To Perform a Preventive Maintenance Inspection

Stranger Than Fiction Truth can be stranger than fiction. Recently, a regular long haul, over the road customer came in with a ’97 Freightliner and described a concern of “The trailer lights are acting goofy”. The description that the driver gave was that...

Small Sized Vital Component – Throttle Position Sensor

Small Sized Vital Component – Throttle Position Sensor

Despite its relatively small size, the throttle position sensor (TPS) is a vital component in mapping the drivability strategy of your OBD-II equipped vehicle. The powertrain control module (PCM), which controls virtually every function of the engine and automatic...

Car Care Month

Car Care Month

April is Car Care Month. Check Out these Valuable Tips for Spring Car Care: Spring is a great time to wash your vehicle’s exterior and apply a coat of wax. This warm-weather ritual helps extend your vehicle’s good looks and its value. But don’t overlook your vehicle’s...

Efficient Engine Mechanical Diagnostics 2

Efficient Engine Mechanical Diagnostics 2

Engines have become very reliable in recent years, many reaching over 200,000 miles without major issues. As technicians, we replace a lot more ignition coils than timing chains. When that vehicle ends up in our bay with a mechanical issue though, the diagnosis can be...

Toyota Coil on Plug Diagnosis

Toyota Coil on Plug Diagnosis

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

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...

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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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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 thankfully this tip will help to reduce the frustration level.

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...

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...

Keep a Simple Pump On-Hand

Keep a Simple Pump On-Hand

While plenty of high-quality pumps have been created for the purposes of removing liquids from reservoirs within a vehicle, they can fail due to misuse or other malfunction. Take a simple pump, such as the type from a bottle of household soap, thoroughly clean it...

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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...

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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