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6 Steps To Solving Problem Cars

March 22, 2017 in AVI InsiderTech Videos

In this Tech Tip from the AVI training program LBT-269 Wiring Schematics Interpretation, instructor Peter Orlando reminds all technicians how important it is to follow the same diagnostic procedures on every vehicle each and every time. Following these procedures will reduce your comebacks, especially when analyzing tricky wiring issues. Join our mailing list! This Weekend […]

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Time Capsule: Bubba’s Garage

March 21, 2017 in FeaturedTech Videos

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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P1285/P1299 Ford Cooling Strategy

March 16, 2017 in AVI InsiderTech Videos

As technicians we see customers that drive their vehicles into our shops hot as a firecracker. Ford has a strategy to help prevent drivers from destroying their vehicle’s engine due to overheating called “Ford Failsafe Cooling System Strategy”. In this tech tip, Ron Bilyeu will demonstrate how to address the overheating codes P1285 and P1299, […]

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February 15, 2017 in Industry NewsTech Videos

Technicians can learn what equipment and techniques are needed to service vehicles with R-1234yf  A/C systems MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., February 15, 2017 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it will sponsor “R-1234yf Training: Understanding the Next Generation Mobile A/C Refrigerant,” a training program series for automotive professionals focused on the safe handling and proper […]

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The “Ever Since You” Customer

February 3, 2017 in AVI InsiderTech Videos

There are not many things more frustrating than running a scan tool through a vehicles PCM and coming up with DTC’s that, at first glance, have absolutely nothing to do with the customer complaints. There is also the infamous “ever since you” complaint, where a different problem springs up after fixing the original complaint.

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December 1, 2016 in AVI InsiderFeaturedIndustry NewsNew ClassesTech VideosUncategorized

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: O2 Sensor Inputs

July 15, 2016 in Tech Videos

Fuel trim is based on O2 sensor inputs. The catalytic converter works best at 450 mV = 14.7 to 1. You have 2 different beds in the catalytic converter, part of the time you have to go slightly richer and part of the time slightly leaner. Learn the ins and outs of o2 sensors, catalytic converts, and rich […]

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Tech Tip: Using Mode $05 to Diagnose P0420

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Mode $05 tells you how fast the O2 sensor is switching, a PO420 code is set along with pending code PO420 Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold Bank 1. The computer runs a test switching lean to rich and rich to lean (remember the computer can add fuel quicker than it can take it away) to […]

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