Mode $06 data is some of the most misunderstood and underused scan tool data available on today’s vehicles. This session will help you understand and interpret Mode $06 data in order to use it to its full advantage. Mode $06 diagnostic skills will also give the technician the opportunity to identify marginallyperforming components and advise the vehicle owner of future potential problems. Combined with drive cycle diagnostics, Mode $06 diagnostic skills can be looked at as a kind of “insurance policy” against unnecessary comebacks.
Catalytic Converter OBD II Diagnosis
Gary Stamberger, Magnaflow Exhaust Products
For the first 20 years of its existence, the catalytic converter was treated as nothing more than a restriction in the exhaust. For shops located in states with an emission testing program, it generated income with little or no downside. Then came OBD II and the game changed. It has changed yet again with the advent of advances in technology and tighter emission regulation. This session will discuss today’s issues and concerns, as well as how new technologies in fuel delivery will impact catalytic converters.
Nine of the 30 education sessions scheduled for the Learning Forum are specifically designed for repair shop and parts store attendees.
Four of the 30 sessions scheduled are sponsored by the Automotive Warehouse Distribtutors Association (AWDA), with an additional 13 sessions of interest to warehouse distributors.
Among the 30 education sessions scheduled for the expo, 13 hot topic sessions will focus on timely issues impacting all channels of the aftermarket.
Sessions highlight new technology and a chance to earn NATEF credit hours.