Torque Factor – Episode 6: Solutions for dealing with obsolete electronics parts

June 29, 2020
Jorge Menchu from AESwave and Matt Fanslow with Riverside Automotive discuss how technicians can gain the skills needed to address the challenges of dealing with obsolete electronics parts in the vehicles in today’s shops.
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The proliferation of electronics on automobiles over the past 30+ years will continue to present challenges for technicians well into the future. When these parts fail, and replacement parts become more difficult to obtain, what can be done? In this episode of Torque Factor, host Scott Brown talks with Jorge Menchu from AESwave and Matt Fanslow with Riverside Automotive who share how the modern technician can gain the skills needed to address these challenges head on.

  • Recalls20V-314 – 135,995 Acura and Honda 2018-2019 model year vehicles are equipped with potentially defective fuel pumps. 20V-334 – All 2017-2020 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid electric vehicles built between August 2016 and June 2020. Some vehicles have experienced fires originating at the B+ pass-through post behind the driver’s seat.
  • Case study: Michael Christopherson, a mobile diagnostic technician, shares a recent challenge he had with a 24-year-old Mercedes-Benz and a used ECU and how he was able to use his electronics knowledge and expertise to overcome a challenge and get the vehicle back out on the road.
  • Training: COVID-19 and how training providers have been delivering webinar-based content. is home to Torque Factor, and Professional Tool and Equipment News, Professional Distributor, and Fleet Maintenance magazines. Have a topic or question you’d like discussed on a future episode? Email us at: [email protected].

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