February, 2012 Archives - Tomorrows Technician
Component Connection: Noise Reduction — Replacing a Cartridge Wheel Bearing

While wheel bearing noise is one of the toughest problems for the customer to describe, it’s not unusual for it to come on so gradually that the customer may not even notice it until you mention it after an unrelated road test.

Service Advisor: Charging Ahead with Battery Service

The actual service life of a battery depends upon its design and construction, and the operating conditions to which it might be exposed.

Pop Quiz: Head Gaskets

Choose the word or phrase that best completes the following sentences. Instructors can use this as an in-class assignment or homework.

Engine Series: A Decade of the Duratec 30

The 3.0L Duratec V6 was introduced in 1996 to replace the aging 3.8L V6 in the Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable. Unlike its conventional pushrod predecessor, the 3.0L V6 has dual overhead cams, four valves per cylinder and an aluminum block with cast-iron cylinder liners.

Undercover: Taking Control of the Ride

Ride control is important with today’s high-tech anti-lock brake and stability control systems, as well as electronic suspensions and self-leveling suspensions.

Report Card – Generation Next: Acura’s NSX Concept

Making use of lightweight materials and a mid-mounted V-6 engine, the NSX Concept employs several new technologies for Acura.

Crossword Puzzle: February 2012

Across 1. Alternator-output units 5. Stock-car tracks 8. Piston portions between rings 9. Recyclable repair-shop liquid (4,3) 10. Gear-changing lever 11. Brake-drum resurfacing machine 12. Body-filler finder 14. Trunk tires 17. Uplifting items for backyard mechanics 19. Item covering airbag (4,3) 22. Extra-cost new-car equipment 23. Engine-control computer, slangily 24. Mr. MacPherson’s suspension invention 25.