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Gasoline Direct Injection: Total System Diagnostics
Sponsored by Carter Fuel Systems
Date: October 19, 2022

Modern gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines have two fuel pump opportunities. You still have an electric pump in the tank, but a high-pressure fuel pump is on the engine. These two pumps work in unison, so the correct quantity of fuel is injected directly into the cylinder. If either pump can’t generate the pressure or volume commanded by the engine management system, it will cause driveability issues. In a 45-minute webinar, the experts from Carter Engineered Fuel Pumps will train you on how to diagnose the entire fuel system of a GDI vehicle.

Topics to be Covered:

  • Electric fuel pump voltage drop testing
  • Measuring pulse-width signals with scopes, meters and scan tools
  • Pressure testing for the high- and low-sides of the fuel system
  • Using scan tool data to evaluate the health of the pumps and injectors
  • High-pressure fuel pump visual inspection
  • Diagnosing fuel-related stumbles and hesitation complaints
  • Common DTCs caused by a compromised low- or high-pressure fuel pump
  • Curing fuel pump contamination issues
  • Ethanol and GDI systems
Modern Sensor Technology
Sponsored by NGK
Date: September 29, 2022

Today's powertrain & engine management systems contain a dizzying array of sensors that provide the car's Engine Control Unit with vital data. After attending this course, you'll have an understanding of the various sensor technology types. You'll also learn how properly troubleshoot the root cause of sensor failures.

This technical topic is geared for the average B and or B+ technician and/or a challenging refresher for the A technician. We'll use real-world data and case studies to create best practices.

Key Points Covered:

  • Understanding the relationship between sensor inputs & processed data
  • In depth review of various sensor types & related codes
  • Examine DTCs and their code set criteria in relationship to various conditions
  • Building a logical approach to testing sensors
  • Understanding wiring diagrams to support a proper testing road map
  • Analyzing scan tool data, scope data, and sensor waveforms
Domestic Driveability Diagnostics & Tips
Sponsored by NGK Spark Plugs
Date: July 21, 2022

Learn how to streamline the diagnostic process for driveability issues. This webinar will help you effectively communicate a vehicle diagnosis to the service advisor. The presentation will provide "real-world" data and cases studies.

This technical topic is geared for the average B+ technician and/or a refresher for the A technician. NGK is dedicated to meeting the learning needs of all skill levels.

Topics include:

  • Discussing the inputs, processing, and outputs at the core of today's engine management platforms.
  • Understanding domestic fuel trims versus OBDII generic fuel trims to fast track the diagnostic process to find the root cause of some driveability issues.
  • Using scan-tool data PID information to its fullest potential. Applying logical methods to streamline the diagnostic process on domestic applications.
  • Domestic vehicle systems, driveability diagnostic steps, and walking through the scan tool data PIDs to fix the car right the first time.
GDI Diagnostics and Repair
Sponsored by Autolite
Date: May 19, 2022

Do the letters “GDI” scare you? If gasoline direct injection or GDI has you avoiding diagnostics and repairs on late-model vehicles, we have some training for you! In this 45-minute webinar, experts will help you understand GDI systems from the strainer in the tank to the nozzles in the combustion chamber.

Topics to be covered:

  • Fuel Pressure Inspection for GDI
  • STFT and LTFT Fuel Trim Diagnostic Interpretation
  • How-to Scope Injectors, Pumps and Solenoids
  • Confirming GDI and Ignition Misfires
  • Complete Low-Side Diagnostics for In-Tank Pumps
  • Verifying Mechanical and Hydraulic Operation of High-Pressure GDI Pumps

At the end of the webinar, you will have a better understanding of how a GDI fuel system operates, so you have a solid diagnostic foundation.

Import Drivability Diagnostics & Tips
Sponsored by NGK Spark Plugs
Date: May 04, 2022

Input signals from sensors, processing data, and regulating output devices are all associated with the core operations of today's engine management platforms.

  • This webinar will focus on import vehicles systems, including:
  •  Terms to know
  • Drivability diagnostic steps using the proper approach
  • Walking through the scan tool data PIDs logically
  • Using VE calculators to diagnose, fix, and verify that the concern with the car is truly fixed right the first time

Our presenters will also address case studies focused on drivability-related problems.

TPMS Talk: Fundamentals of Fast and Efficient TPMS Service
Sponsored by Schrader
Date: April 07, 2022

Your crash course in the TPMS service. Too often, TPMS service might seem complicated, but it does not have to be. This webinar provides an engaging hands-on lesson that explores how you can organize your TPMS program for maximum benefits.

Learn directly from the world-leader in TPMS just in time for the busy tire changing season! Join Yanick Leduc and Tom Kirkham from Schrader’s Technical Training Team as they break down the fundamentals of TPMS service and give you real-life tips for setting up a profit building TPMS program.

Topics cover:

  • How to identify if a vehicle has a TPMS system
  • How to select the right TPMS sensor for the vehicle and rim type
  • How to select the right service kit and why it’s important
  • How to safely dismount a tire from the rim without damaging the sensor
  • How to properly assemble and disassemble the sensor
ADAS: Diagnosing False Activations and Warnings
Sponsored by AAPEX
Date: April 11, 2022

This webinar is part of "AAPEX Repair Shop HQ Webinar Series: An 8-Part Webinar Series." Sponsored by AAPEX.

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) can intervene with driver warnings or activation of the brakes and steering functions. Unfortunately, ADAS sometimes get it wrong and activates when there is no problem. The customer might be backing out of the garage or changing lanes on the freeway when the false warning or activation occurs. We will explore how to resolve customer complaints of false activation of automatic braking, lane blind spot detection systems.

Diagnostics for Modern Ignition Technology
Sponsored by NGK Spark Plugs
Date: March 01, 2022

What is your diagnostic strategy when it comes to ignition-related drivability problems? Are you swapping coils and spark plugs hoping it cures the problem? There is a better way.

In a one-hour webinar the experts from NGK will show you how the spark plug, coil and control system work together to ignite the air and fuel mixture. With this training, you will be able to diagnose and confirm the fix.

Questions that will be answered:

  • What influences the ignitability of a spark plug?
  • What is the difference between two- and three-wire coils?
  • How can you use current probes to diagnose ignition problems?
  • How can you trouble shoot the entire ignition circuit?
Timing System Diagnoses & Installations: Answering Your Top Questions
Sponsored by Cloyes Gear & Products, Inc.
Date: October 19, 2021

Today’s engine timing systems have become much more complex than those in years past. Many effective timing repair and replacement jobs now require a wide knowledge of products when dealing with kits containing more than 20 parts. This webinar will not only help you understand why you want to take on these repairs but also provide you with answers to the most popular, specific application questions Cloyes receives.

You’ll learn about topics such as:
• ‘Chain stretch’
• Problematic applications like the GM High Feature V6
• Why you should become THE local timing system repair shop
• When to replace that sprocket

Step by Step Guide for TPMS Service: Service Kits, Sensor Fitment and More
Sponsored by Schrader TPMS Solutions

Different rim types call for different types of TPMS sensor fitment -- and different types of sensor fitment call for different service kits! With so many details to remember, how can you make sure you are choosing the right service kits and sensors, and following the correct installation procedure?

Join Yanick Leduc and Tom Kirkham from Schrader's Technical Training Team as they break down how to choose the right sensor and service kit for each rim type. They'll give you tips on how to mount and dismount a tire without breaking the sensor, right in time for tire change season!