04-April 2015 Archives - Tomorrows Technician
What To Expect On The Job

Whether you are preparing to graduate or just looking for a summer internship, not knowing what to expect on the job can be scary and a little nerve-racking. The following are some tasks you may be expected to perform at work. Collision Repair Technicians Collision repair technicians at auto body repair shops, new car dealerships

April 2015 Crossword Puzzle

Across 1. Air wrench attachments (6, 7) 8. Major auto battery brand 9. DIY auto paint container 10. Word following crash or road 11. Starter adjunct 13. Item under horn pad 15. Alternator’s stationary ­windings 18. Safety inspection failure cause (4, 4) 19. Nat. Automobile Dealers Assoc., briefly 22. Alignment bay adjustment, sometimes (4, 3)

Finish Line: German Engineering for American Lifestyles

At the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Volkswagen displayed its five-seater Cross Coupe GTE concept. This stylish and upscale SUV uses a plug-in hybrid system with a maximum output of 355 hp and an all-wheel-drive system that uses an “electric driveshaft.” The hybrid has a manufacturer-estimated fuel economy rating of 70 MPGe.

Under the Hood: DTC P0301 – An Advanced Misfire Story

This article will document code P0301 — Misfire Activity on Cylinder No. 1 — a code many of you have run into, but sometimes we have case studies that are worthy of mention. Our subject vehicle is a 2007 Mercury Mountaineer. The vehicle has a P0301 stored in its memory. The lead tech working on

Emissions Codes: Mercedes-Benz Case Study

If the MIL is on, or even commanded on, with no current code related to emissions, it can be cause for a failure. The vehicle will still be scanned for codes and readiness flags will be checked, but an MIL on with the engine running will almost always spell “failure.”

Service Advisor: Diagnostic Tests for Catalytic Converters, O2 Sensors

The X1 ASE Certification Test has a section (eight questions) focused on emissions system diagnosis.

Undercover: Hybrid Brakes

A hybrid vehicle is a different animal than many of us are used to seeing. After all, if the engine of a typical vehicle stalled out at a traffic light, the driver of that vehicle would know something was wrong with it. If that same vehicle still drove with the engine off, then that would

Engine Series: Rebuilding Liberty

Notes on Jeep’s 2.4L I4 Engine

49th Annual Summit Racing Equipment I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama Opens

The first day of spring marked the opening of the 49th Annual Summit Racing Equipment I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama Presented by Rad Air Complete Car Care and Tire Centers at Cleveland’s I-X Center March 20-22, 2015. More than 1,000 custom cars, trucks, bikes, tractors, military equipment and vintage aircraft were displayed throughout the more than