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...
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 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.
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.
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...
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...
Interesting video that provides some great diagnostics for the charging system.
No time is a good time to discover your car's air conditioning system is dead. However, the worst time is when the temperatures rise over 80F for the first time in the spring. Test your system now, so you can fix the issue before it's a problem. Park your car on a...
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.
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.
Technician.Academy is excited to reveal its continued partnership with MotoRad, who is once again on board for the Respect is Learned© In The Pits contest in 2019.
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.
Podcast Episode #44 with Jaxen Stewart – Winning the 2018 Automotive Technology Outstanding Student Award
Technician.Academy has released its 44th podcast episode with the 2018 Automotive Technology Outstanding Student award recipient, Jaxen Stewart.
Joe Martino, the winner of Technician.Academy’s 2018 Respect is Learned© In The Pits contest, worked alongside the Randy Meyer Racing pit crew at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, IN, over the Labor Day weekend.
Technician.Academy is celebrating two years of delivering automotive training to the technicians of today and tomorrow.
Technician.Academy has released its 43rd podcast episode with Chris Chesney of CARQUEST Technical Institute.