Tech Tips 170-161

Monitoring Tire Pressures: System Anomalies Can Promote Diagnostic Challenges
Tech Tip #170

Many vehicle owners are not aware that their vehicle is equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) until the horseshoe-shaped light with an exclamation point in the center is illuminated. At that point they panic and call their repair shop, where they...

 


Aerated Power Stroke: Dealing with Air in the Fuel System

Aerated Power Stroke: Dealing with Air in the Fuel System
Tech Tip #169

Aerated fuel can create some major performance problems for a diesel application and some difficult challenges for the technician. While some fuel problems may be inherent in the system by design, many of the issues are the result of improper fuel filter installation procedures...


Aerated Durmax: Getting the Air Out of the Fuel System

Aerated Duramax: Getting the Air Out of the Fuel System
Tech Tip #168

Imagine performing a fuel filter service on GM's Duramax 6.6L Turbo Diesel. You just installed a new fuel filter and performed the proper priming procedure to bleed the air from the system. The engine starts and runs perfectly.The next morning you receive a call from...


Fast Lube Service: New Technology Poses New Challenges...Are You Prepared

Fast Lube Service: New Technology Poses New Challenges...Are You Prepared
Tech Tip #167

Today's lube service technician is faced with many challenges, which can exceed the responsibility of just making certain an oil filter is properly secured, the drain plug is tightened, and new lubricant…


Diesel Service: It Can Be a Challenging Event

Diesel Service: It Can Be a Challenging Event
Tech Tip #166

Diesel applications often present some challenging opportunities for the technician.Part of this challenge can be due to the technician being unfamiliar with the systems, as some shops do not get the opportunity to service that many diesel vehicles. These systems come...

 


Filter Inspections: Thorough Inspections Prevent Costly Repairs

Lube Service Tips: Identifying Inherent Problems
Tech Tip #165

When examining an air filter, there is more to consider than the presence of a dirty filter. The shop owner had just bragged about how thorough his lube service technicians were in performing vehicle inspections and making service recommendations. Imagine...


Gasoline Direct Injection: Dealing with INtake Valve Deposits

Gasoline Direct Injection: Dealing with Intake Valve Deposits
Tech Tip #164

With the introduction of a new vehicle or powertrain, the vehicle manufacturers will log hundreds of thousands of test miles in an effort to identify any potential problem with a system, prior to the vehicle being put into production. Considering that, it is difficult to understand why a system...


Battery Facts

Battery Facts: Troubleshooting Low Voltage and Electrical Interference Symptoms
Tech Tip #163

Are you up to speed on starting performance and electrical related concerns due to low battery voltage conditions? With today's systems, low battery voltage can create some nearly impossible to diagnose conditions. Unless you have been working in a shop that...


Service Solutions

Service Solutions: For Some Common But Often Elusive Symptoms
Tech Tip #162

Rear axle differential service is the most commonly overlooked service by the vehicle owner and the technician. It is out-of-sight and out-of-mind. Most vehicle owners are not aware of the need to change the fluid in the differential, and for some reason technicians seldom bring...


Elusive Driveline And Brake Related Symptoms

Elusive Driveline And Brake Related Symptoms
Tech Tip #161

Often, driveline or suspension related problems are misdiagnosed as brake related conditions.The symptoms share many common characteristics that make it easy for the technician to miss the diagnosis, resulting in major expense to the customer and often...