November, 2009 Archives - Tomorrows Technician
Tech Tip: Subaru Noise May Cause Driver Tension

This tech tip describes a modification made to the timing belt tensioner bracket to prevent the knocking noise.

November TT Pop Quiz:

This month’s pop quiz addresses Brake Rotors. Choose the answer that best completes the following statements or questions.

Real World: ‘Training’ Is Not A Dirty Word

You may feel that once you’ve graduated from an automotive technical college, you are done with school. The fact is, training is an absolute necessity these days if you want to remain competent and competitive in the auto repair business – whether it’s automotive diagnostics and repair, body work or heavy-duty diesels.

Under the Hood: Plugging Away with Diesel Service

Understanding VW Glow Plug Diagnostics

Undercover: Getting a ‘Crash Course’ in ABS Systems

Vehicle Safety Hinges On Solid Preventive Maintenance Program

Undercover: Talking to Drivers About ABS

The purpose of anti-lock brakes is to maintain steering control during a panic stop. The idea is not so much to stop quicker, but rather be able to steer around the problem.

Service Advisor: ‘Starting’ an Electrical System Diagnosis

Fixing Electrical System Faults the First Time Eliminates Returns

Crossword Puzzle: November 2009

Across 1. Handyman’s fix-all material (4,4) 5. Component, in other words 9. Ferrari-emblem creature 10. Front-passenger position, slangily 11. Bombardier’s personal-watercraft brand (3,3) 12. Bearing installation or removal tool 14. Non-standard, factory-installed item 16. Bore and ____, engine-cylinder dimensions 19. Clutch-system cylinder type 21. Map _____, door-panel receptacle 24. Pneumatic-tool requirement (3,4) 25. Steering-system ____

Report Card: Career Driven

This month’s cover student is Jessica Randby of Duluth, MN, who attends Lake Superior College. Jessica is seen here attending the 2009 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas.

Book Report: How to Build and Modify GM LS-Series Engines

For those who want to build or modify their LS engine, this book provides the most detailed and extensive instructions ever offered.