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The ASE Industry Education Alliance held its third annual instructor conference last month in Concord, North Carolina. With more than 300 automotive instructors,...
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The organizations worked to collaborate to better recognize investments made in I-CAR training, related industry work experience and ASE certification testing accomplishments.

AUTOMOTIVE

In 1985, Saab began using the new Bosch LH fuel injection system, and Volvo and other carmakers followed suit. The system worked such that incoming air passed through an airflow meter that sent a signal to the engine ECU telling it how much air was going into the engine. The coolant temp sensor then told the ECU how cold or warm the ­engine was, and it opened and closed the injectors when needed.

It may be possible to restore proper brake and steering operation by flushing the system. After cleaning, if the filter and fluid show obvious signs of hose contamination, all hoses must be replaced and both fluid and the in-line filter changed again.

Customers may complain of a high-pitch noise from the front brakes during a low-speed light brake application.

The trucking industry has a confusing term it uses called "wheel ends." The term covers (brakes, hubcaps, tires, seals, lubricant, bearings and spindle nuts. A 16 wheeler truck can mean more than 10 wheel ends units that can go bad.

Measuring the rotor thickness should be part of any brake job. Even if it looks like it is below specifications, it should be measured and documented on the repair order.

MIND GAMES

automotive crossword puzzle

ACROSS 1. Helical fastener formations 5. Critical spark plug dimension 8. Pre-EFI manifold heat ____ valve 9....

SCHOOL OF THE YEAR

WIX Filters and O'Reilly Auto Parts have partnered with Tomorrow's Tech as title sponsors for the "2016 School of the Year" competition, a national contest to find and name the best technician training school in the country.