A car or truck comes into your shop with a complaint of poor heater performance. The driver complains that on cold mornings the heater will blow cold during the drive to work in rush hour traffic. The car is not overheating and the air is coming from the correct ducts.
Andrew Markel discusses the clutch on the A/C compressor, and the signs to look for in your diagnostic to confirm its operation. Sponsored by Valeo.
Toyota’s original Land Cruiser was the company’s version of a Jeep that could go anywhere. In its time it was highly rated and collected, which led the Japanese juggernaut to bring back an updated SUV in 2007 called the FJ Cruiser. The retro-styled vehicle was again a go anywhere machine powered by a 4.0L V6 (1GR-FE) used in the Tacoma. The engines are durable and considered relatively robust for the time.
Different types of coolants cover a range of applications from diesel to domestic, Asian and European vehicles. Each one is formulated to a specific manufacturer’s specifications to keep their engines at an optimal temperature. But, changes to the old one-size-fits-all formula has led to confusion for consumers and even some technicians.
Andrew Markel discusses hoses and the necessity for several of them to route fluids to all parts of the vehicle due to the growing efficiency of engines. Sponsored by Dayco.
A vehicle’s steering and suspension system is integral to its ride, handling, safety, and must always be up to the job–that’s where Delphi comes in. All Delphi chassis parts undergo rigorous dimension, material, durability, temperature, and performance tests to ensure they meet or exceed OE specifications at every turn. Because Delphi’s debut in steering and
HVAC control modules may fail when the contacts and switches become inoperable. Sponsored by The Group Training Academy.
Two specifications can be used to justify replacement — the condition of the additive package & the freezing point.
It is estimated that by 2022, 50% or more of vehicles sold in the U.S. will have one or more turbochargers under the hood.