AVI Delivers New Hybrid EV to WCCC for Automotive Tech Program

July 28, 2022

A new Toyota Prius was delivered to WCCC today which will allow their Automotive Technology Program to provide instruction on maintenance and repair of hybrid and electric vehicles! AVI and The Group Academy Training came to their campus in June with our award winning vehicle and provided training on hybrid and electric vehicles. This new […]

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High Voltage Component Strategies

November 29, 2021

The course covers the components that make these vehicles unique and delves deep into their operation, their specialized components and effective diagnostic procedures. It also extensively covers the most critical subject of the lessons: safety. This class explains the vehicle’s workings, preparing the vehicle for safe diagnostic interaction, proper personal protective equipment for the technician, […]

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LBT-421 Talking Trucks – 6.7L Power Stroke Emission Systems – SCR/DPF

September 21, 2021

Talking Trucks – 6.7L Power Stroke Emission Systems – SCR/DPF DPF and SCR issues can be hard to diagnose and repair. The DPF and SCR systems are two separate systems but can affect each other, and this session will take you through information and procedures to solve complaints involving SCR/DPF related issues. The 6.7 Power […]

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LBT-423 Automatic Transmission Specialist

August 3, 2021

Automatic Transmission Specialist Learn how modern Auto transmissions work from the Convertor to output shaft. Convertor operation including new system designs are covered. All operations of Planetary gear sets, Clutches, Drums and Bands will be covered. Valve bodies, Solenoids and Computers and their operation will be discussed. Once the components and operation are learned Transmission […]

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LBT-424 Advancing Your Networking Diagnostic Skills – Part 1

July 20, 2021

JOIN US LIVE AUGUST 11 @ 12:00-1:00 PM EST FOR THIS PREMIERE LIVE EVENT!  Instructor Dave Hobbs will cover networking information in detail. Dave will hold a Q&A session at the end of the presentation to answer any questions you have. *Registration info given in the course. Advancing Your Networking Diagnostic Skills Dave Hobbs brings […]

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AVI’s New Specialty Tools!

July 14, 2021

AVI is now offering our own line of specialty tools! Take advantage of these tools customized by John Forro to save you time and money!

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LBT-396 F.R.E.D. Takes the Wheel (ADAS)

June 16, 2021

JOIN US LIVE JULY 16 @ 12:00-1:00 PM EST FOR THIS PREMIERE LIVE EVENT!  Instructor Dave Hobbs will cover Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Dave will hold a Q&A session at the end of the presentation to answer any questions you have. *Registration info given upon course enrollemnt Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) F.R.E.D. (Frustrating […]

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Advanced System Testing Strategies – Q&A Event

April 1, 2021

JOIN US LIVE APRIL 14 @ 12:00-1:00 PM EDT FOR THIS PREMIER LIVE EVENT!  AVI Instructor John Forro will teach you all about advanced system testing strategies. John will hold a Q&A session at the end of the presentation to answer any questions you have. *Registration info given upon enrollment This course, Advanced System Testing […]

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AVI Announces All Access Pass 7-Day Trial

March 20, 2020

Keep Your Technicians Learning During Uncertain Times With Over 500 Hours of Online Technician And Management Training From AVI. With schools and businesses nationwide closing and restricting hours due to the Coronavirus, the AVI team is introducing a 7-day free trial for our All Access Pass. We hope you will take advantage and explore the vast catalog […]

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The Module Flash brought to you by: The Group Training Academy

October 21, 2018

It’s that time of year again! AVI presents you with the hysterical Halloween parody music video with the kind of automotive wit you can only expect to see from AVI. Ed Wood should be proud.

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AVI Introduces New Online Learning Paths

March 19, 2018

Not sure where to get started on AVI OnDemand? We have introduced Learning Paths for technicians of every skill level to get their training started. The Basic Essentials Learning Path features courses that we recommend an entry level technician complete. The Diagnostic Learning Path features select courses that we recommend for diagnosticians to enhance their […]

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Turbochargers: Turning Wasted Energy Into Power

March 14, 2018

Turbochargers: Turning Wasted Energy Into Power LIVE FEBRUARY  28 @ 4:00 PM EST – In this program “Turbochargers: Turning Wasted Energy Into Power”, instructor Ron Bilyeu takes you from A to Z regarding turbochargers and their role in todays’ motor vehicles. Diagnosing turbocharging issues can be time consuming for the technician and expensive for the customer if […]

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Cummins 5.9L and 6.7L Issues & Review Of Operations

March 28, 2017

AVI brings you another great training program, the Cummins 5.9L and 6.7L Issues and Review Of Operations. Tony Salas director of training for Association of Diesel Specialists will inform you about the EGR system of the Cummins 5.9L and 6.7Lalong with the close crank case ventilation system, the after treatment system, the emission control system […]

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6.7L Power Stroke Scorpion with Ron Bilyeu

Codenamed the Scorpion during its development stage, the 6.7L Power Stroke is Ford’s in-house built diesel engine for the Super Duty line-up. This unique design of the 6.7L Power Stroke was engineered and produced to stay competitive in a rapidly growing Diesel market. Ford’s new Power Stroke features a lot of industry firsts like a […]

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Ford Power Stroke Component Testing with Ron Bilyeu

Computer data expert Ron Bilyeu utilizes the Ford IDS to explore and diagnose the Power Stroke family’s on-board diagnostics systems.

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LBT-300 Cummins Generations

This program covers all five generations of Cummins light duty truck engines including the new Gen 5 – Titan 5.0.

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Time Capsule: Bubba’s Garage

March 21, 2017

In this AVI Time Capsule blast from the past, Bubba (AKA Jim Linder) spins out a few tech tips including “Fool Pressure Chart”, “BAP Test” for impact torque settings, the “Idio Illumination Chart” for test lights and more. Yep, they’re tongue in cheek and you’ll laugh out loud as Bubba makes you think about different […]

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P0420/P0430 When Propane Enrichment Doesn’t Work

March 7, 2017

In this Tech Tip, Ron Bilyeu will demonstrate how to perform an oxygen storage capacity test on a 2016 Ford showing Codes P0420 and P0430 using a Snap-On Verus Pro. He will demonstrate an old traditional method with propane that will not work on this vehicle, in order to show how technology has progressed. He […]

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Save the Date!

March 3, 2017

AVI announces that we are bringing technical training to AAPEXedu in addition to the high end technical training provided at the AVI Conference. Don’t miss out! Training kicks off during industry week starting with AAPEXedu technical sessions Tuesday October 31st through Thursday November 2nd and ending with an all-day training event on Friday November 3rd […]

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Hands On: Ford Powerstroke 6.7L Review

March 1, 2017

Sneak Preview of AVI’s Upcoming Course on the Ford Powerstroke In this tech tip, Tony Salas covers the fact that everything is now housed in the PCM. Tony will review how to diagnose troubles with the connector and other challenges you will face when dealing with the Ford Powerstroke 6.7L Sign up below for notifications […]

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AVI Special for RepairPal

March 28, 2016

Four Ways RepairPal Delivers Your Shop NEW Customers The 4+ million monthly website visitors Our  cars.com & USAA optional partner programs Our mobile optimized website Cars from our nationwide tow program $99 Application Fee for AVI Customers    Offer Expires 12-31-2016   To learn more about this AVI special offer, call (510) 788-2766 or email [email protected]         […]

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Focus on Ford ARCHIVED

March 18, 2016

Join us for the ARCHIVED Livestream of the 1 hour LiveStream event with instructor Ron Bilyeu. In this “Focus on Ford” class, Ron will discuss Ford Eco-boost technology, turbo charging, and Variable CAM Timing (Twin-Independent VCT). Ron will share his analytical approach and what PIDS you need to be viewing, and how to use scan tool data to reduce your […]

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AAPEX 2016 Product Showcase

March 14, 2016

While at AAPEX this year, AVI got together with industry professionals to showcase the latest tools and equipment! Mitchell 1 BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY [dn_related_product title=”All Access Pass” description=”AVI has been pioneering innovative learning solutions to help you access technical diagnostic training faster and more efficiently. With our new All Access Pass it has never been […]

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AVI On Demand Host the 2016 Delphi Training Series

March 4, 2016

Fuel System Testing: A simple 4-Step process that works on code and no code drivability issues and can be performed with an inexpensive OBD II generic scan tool.

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March 1, 2016

Find out the shocking conclusion to the premier training event of the year “Who Killed Dr. Stoichiometric: The Trial”. During the trial, the honorable Judge Bill Haas interrupted an industry leading instructor to bring us breaking news!   ?LIMITED TIME OFFER- Use promo code WKDS121 to gain access to the full trial for only $39.95!? **Note: […]

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Tech Tip: Ford TSB 10-12-12 – 6F35 Transmission

February 19, 2015

On the side of the automatic transmission gear selector on some Fords with the 6F35 transmission, you may notice a button. This button controls what Ford calls Grade Assist, which is basically engine-assisted braking in the event of a downhill decent. Grade Assist is known to malfunction and cause P2700 series codes, which will throw […]

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Tech Tip: Hands-On Diagnosis of an OnStar System

In this Tech Tip on telematic systems, Dave Hobbs addresses a customer complaint surrounding voice recognition. You might think that all the computer software and networking would make this diagnosis difficult, but the tools utilized are familiar: a multi-meter, lab scope, and back probes. This hands-on demonstration is proof that independent shops can in fact tackle the […]

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Tech Tip: Hands-On Turbo System Leak Testing

January 30, 2015

This LiveStream covers Ford EcoBoost engines – high output, low displacement, turbo charged and direct injection engines. Performance tuning and diagnostic expert Ron Bilyeu dives into trouble shoot bulletins, diagnostics and common faults. In this hands-on Tech Tip, this Power Stroke had low manifold gauge pressure and low exhaust back pressure so naturally Ron is […]

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Tech Tip: EcoBoost Catalyst Damaging Misfires

This course came highly requested because of the sudden mass utilization of turbo charging systems in new vehicles. EPA regulations and Mile-Per-Gallon wars have influenced manufacturers to turn to smaller engines that are direct injected and turbo charged. In this Tech Tip, Instructor Ron Bilyeu covers a troubleshooting bulletin that addresses a misfire condition that […]

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Tech Tip: 6.7 Power Stroke Air Flow

December 23, 2014

Codenamed the Scorpion during its development stage, the 6.7L Power Stroke is Ford’s in-house built diesel engine for the Super Duty line-up – the first not manufactured by International/Navistar. This unique design was engineered and produced to stay competitive in a rapidly growing Diesel market. In this Tech Tip, Ron Bilyeu examines the complex air […]

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Tech Tip: 6.7L Power Stroke IDS Emissions Testing

Codenamed the Scorpion during its development stage, the 6.7L Power Stroke is Ford’s in-house built diesel engine for the Super Duty line-up – the first not manufactured by International/Navistar. This unique design was engineered and produced to stay competitive in a rapidly growing Diesel market. In this Tech Tip, Ron Bilyeu exams the complex emissions […]

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Tech Tip: Pulling Heavy-Duty Codes

In this Tech Tip Jim Wilson hooks up his scan tool to an International with a 4300 series, DuraStar engine. He pulls codes from the traditional SAE standard and the new Heavy-Duty OBD standard. The new HD standard, activated in 2013, has some additional features and functions that Jim experiments with. [dn_related_product title=”Heavy Duty Scan […]

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Tech Tip: Computer Protocols

A computer protocol is simply the way a series of computerized systems and components communicate with each other. In this Tech Tip, Jim Wilson uses the diagnostic protocol SAE J1587, which was developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers for heavy-duty and most medium-duty vehicles. This tip is good for anyone that wants some good […]

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Tech Tip: Professional Scan Tool Data

October 22, 2014

Many parts store offer a free scanning of the OBD II computer – the global side of the PCM. Ron Bilyeu discusses the difference between a quick scan from a bargain scale tool and a professional level scan tool. It’s important to remember that modules tend to tell on each other so, having an understanding […]

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Tech Tip: Drivability Diagnostics – Volumetric Efficiency

Any drivability complaint can be broken down into three possibilities; breathing, fuel and ignition. Ron Bilyeu starts off the diagnostic process using data and goes into diagnosing the breathing ability of a vehicle with a drivability complaint. The Tech Tip is taken directly from Ron Bilyeu’s Livestream course on Computer Engine Date. Scroll down to […]

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