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Sensory Overload at SEMA 2017

Sensory Overload at SEMA 2017

Hot Rodders of Tomorrow at SEMA The Technician.Academy team flew into the Chicago Midway airport from Louisville early Monday morning, October 30, 2017, for a short layover.  On the flight out of Chicago in route to Las Vegas, I was settled in...

The Inner Workings of the Automotive Power Window

The Inner Workings of the Automotive Power Window

One of the most popular options available in modern automobiles are power windows. In fact, power windows have become so popular in recent years that many automakers now offer them as standard equipment, even in entry level vehicles.   Whether discussing...

Is it Just a Game of Monopoly?

Is it Just a Game of Monopoly?

I venture to guess we have all played a version of the popular board game, Monopoly, that was originally developed in 1933. The goal of the game is to acquire all the different properties that are positioned around the outside edge of the game board. Then, when your...

Efficient Engine Mechanical Diagnostics

Efficient Engine Mechanical Diagnostics

Engine mechanical issues are becoming more common in our repair bays today, and they can be difficult to diagnose.  Engines are built with more valves, camshafts and complex variable valve timing systems.  All of these components fail, and there are very easy tests...

Where Did the Bay Go?

Where Did the Bay Go?

I recently received a newsletter that stated that there were 8,000 fewer car and light truck service bays in 2016 than at the same time in 2011. What does that mean for the repair industry, technician, and possible future shop owners? I was also curious how these...

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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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Jeep Hatch Opens When Shifted to Reverse

Jeep Hatch Opens When Shifted to Reverse

Vehicle: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4WD, V6 3.6L, Automatic Transmission Mileage: 26,990 Problem: With a scan tool, the technician checked activation status in the power lift gate module to see if module was receiving a signal when a switch was pressed (handle switch,...

When The A/C Fails

When The A/C Fails

External vs. Internal Compressor Failure When external parts of a vehicle’s air compressor fail, it is actually the best-case scenario. Internal failure usually creates havoc throughout the entire air conditioning system. With the internal parts coming apart and...

What is Causing that Smell in my Car?

What is Causing that Smell in my Car?

What could cause that burning smell in my car? Oil could be oozing onto a hot part of the engine or exhaust system. It also could come from overheated brake pads and/or rotors—due either to aggressive braking, pads that don't retract when you release the brake pedal,...

Common Manufacturing Errors Within Water Pumps

Common Manufacturing Errors Within Water Pumps

Water pumps are one of the most commonly replaced parts on vehicles, especially vehicles that are more than eight years old. However, some water pumps may be damaged during the manufacturing process and fail to function properly. In order to avoid spending lengthy...

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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...

Respect is Learned, In The Pits Winner Announced

Respect is Learned, In The Pits Winner Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Shawn Collins, CEO Technician.Academy 812-760-1811 shawn.collins@technician.academy Respect is Learned, In The Pits Winner Announced EVANSVILLE, IN, JULY 7, 2017 – Technician.Academy is thrilled to announce that the winner of the...

ANNOUNCING IN THE PITS PROMOTION

ANNOUNCING IN THE PITS PROMOTION

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 drag strip July 22nd – 23rd, 2017!

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...

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