The Trainer #148: A well-fed CAT is a happy CAT
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The Trainer #148: A well-fed CAT is a happy CAT

May 20, 2024
Motor Age Technical Editor Brandon Steckler demonstrates how to think like the PCM regarding catalytic converter performance and diagnosis. No more guesswork!
The Trainer #147: The key to efficient drivability diagnostics
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The Trainer #147: The key to efficient driveability diagnostics

March 28, 2024
Join Motor Age Technical Editor Brandon Steckler as he leverages the power of the Autel MS919 to perform a scan tool enhanced function mimicking that of the Ford factory scan ...
The Trainer #145: Solving the mystery of the intermittent misfire
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The Trainer #145: Solving the mystery of the intermittent misfire

Feb. 12, 2024
Join Motor Age in this episode of “The Trainer” with Technical Editor Brandon Steckler as he demonstrates how to use the Autel MS919 scan tool to not only identify an intermittent...
The Trainer #144: Determining Mechanical Functionality Through Electrical Current Flow
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The Trainer #144: Determining Mechanical Functionality Through Electrical Current Flow

Jan. 17, 2024
Utilizing a multi-trace lab scope and current probe Technical Editor Brandon Steckler captures aspects of circuit operation in both a functional A/C compressor clutch circuit ...
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The Trainer #142: Leveraging the power of Autel's Remote Expert feature

Nov. 8, 2023
Leveraging Autel's Remote Expert feature to increase shop revenue and decrease vehicle repair time.
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The Trainer #141: Capitalizing on multiple scan tool functions for transmission analysis

Sept. 29, 2023
Using a capable scan tool's features to diagnose transmission concerns is a recipe for efficient transmission diagnostics.
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The Trainer #140: Capitalizing on DSO zoom capabilities for efficient diagnostics

Sept. 1, 2023
Selecting the appropriate time base for your DSO's capture is one of the keys to diagnostic success.
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The Trainer #139: Ignition waveform analysis using the DSO

July 17, 2023
Many of you have written to ask for a more detailed tutorial on using the Autel scope as a diagnostic tool. This is the third in a 3-part series!
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The Trainer #138: Fuel System Performance Testing Using The DSO

June 8, 2023
There are only four things that can make an engine run badly. One is a problem in getting fuel to the combustion chamber.
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The Trainer #137: Putting The Autel Scope To Work!

May 9, 2023
Many of you have written to ask for a more detailed tutorial on using the Autel scope as a diagnostic tool. This is the first in a 3-part series!
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The Trainer #136: Dealing With The Gatekeeper

April 1, 2023
If you’re a professional technician, then odds are you’ve run up against the FCA, now Stellantis, Secure Gateway Module. If you weren’t successful in getting past it, then you...
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The Trainer #135: Dealing with No-code driveability concerns

March 1, 2023
Troubleshooting driveability customer concerns when no code is recorded by the ECM can be challenging.
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The Trainer #134: Hybrid Electric Motor Designs

Feb. 1, 2023
Did you know that EVs use different electric motor designs?
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The Trainer #133: What Is A Technician Is Paid For?

Jan. 1, 2023
What is a professional technician paid to do? And if you're a pro, are you getting paid what you're really worth?