Technical Training

Instructor Led Classes

Auto Aide Technical Training
Year 3 Class List with Outline

Case Studies – Version 2:

  • Using case studies from real world vehicles, students will use their diagnostic skills to solve the vehicle’s problem
  • Variety of techniques will be used including current probe diagnostics, scan data interpretation, scope pattern interpretation and oxygen waveform sensor diagnosis
  • Each of the vehicles involved were to several shops before finally being diagnosed properly
  • Students will be guided in logical steps using information and screens gathered from the vehicles
  • Students are encouraged to bring their own problem vehicles for the class and they will be used for a hands on demonstration of the techniques involved

Computer Controlled Alternator:

  • Looks at Domestic PCM controlled systems
  • How each system operates
  • How to diagnose problems with charging systems

Ford Powerstroke Diesel:

  • Covers operation and systems of the Ford 7.3L Turbo Diesel
  • Operation of the high pressure oil system
  • Operation of the HUEI infector and injector driver module
  • Turbo and waste gate operation
  • Backpressure system
  • Inputs and outputs are covered
  • Scan data is used to evaluate the engine and systems
  • How to use built in diagnostics
  • Common signals and scan data
  • Common faults and what to look for

Domestic Coil on Plug:

  • Ford, GM and Chrysler are covered
  • Operation and diagnosis of most popular systems included
  • Use of current probes and scope to evaluate and diagnose the systems
  • Using the coil control signal to help identify faults in other systems
  • Diagnosis of ignition problems

Fuel Trim Diagnosis:

  • One of the most powerful diagnostics tools provided for you
  • Learn how to use fuel trim to diagnose drivability faults
  • What fuel trim really is

Toyota Engine Management 1:

  • covers common engine systems
  • Ignition system and diagnosis
  • Fuel delivery system
  • Fuel up system
  • Drive by wire
  • Diagnostic Check Mode for Toyota

Volkswagen Engine Management 1:

  • A look at Volkswagen fuel injection and ignition systems on OBD II cars
  • Common Volkswagen faults
  • Understanding how Volkswagen arranges their data groups

Wide Band Oxygen Sensors:

  • Latest version of O2 Sensor is fast becoming the industry standard
  • Will review conventional O2 sensor and proceed to the wide band sensor
  • How the different types of sensor operate
  • How the sensors are calibrated
  • How to diagnose the sensor
  • Scope, scan tool and gas analyzer are used for diagnosis
  • Adds the pump cell portion of the sensor

Silver Bullets:

  • Examination of pattern failures on common vehicles
  • The symptoms will be reviewed as well as other things to look out for
  • Fixes for the pattern failures will be discussed
  • All vehicles used for examples in this class had been to numerous repair facilities before being correctly diagnosed
  • Here is a chance to see the common errors and ensure that you don’t fall victim to them.

No Start Diagnosis:

  • What to do when the engine has good fuel pressure, good spark and good injector pulse but will not start
  • How to diagnose ignition timing and valve timing issues
  • Use of the current probe and scope to determine where the engine is firing and where the valves are in relation to TDC (top dead centre)
  • Class will include the use of an excel spread sheet to measure engine timing events
  • Class is not bound by model year
  • Briefly cover testing for spark and fuel and then move into engine timing and valve timing issues

Toyota Fuel Injection

  • A look at Toyota fuel injection and ignition systems on OBD II cars
  • Common Toyota faults
  • How to diagnose Toyota vehicles


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