The EVAC welcomes feedback and encourages those interested in sharing their thoughts to send a letter to the Club Racing Board under the Electric Vehicle Category at crbscca.com.
This new tool line consists of four new tools designed to aide technicians of every level.
The 12-volt battery powers the conventional automotive systems. This video is sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.
Some customers may report electrical problems that might seem unrelated or in just one system. The issue could be animals biting wire insulation, cables and hoses. Animal damage primarily occurs on easily accessible and exposed parts.
Jason Stahl discusses the failure signs of automatic headlight sensors, and how to inform customers about how to keep their headlights’ life long. Sponsored by Intermotor.
Probably one of the most controversial topics among technicians is the probing and piercing of wires and connectors. Some technicians curse t-pins and piercing probes claiming they can damage a wiring harness, while others have zero problems stuffing a blunt multimeter lead into a connector for an ECM.
Andrew Markel explains how the interior maintenance of a vehicle can affect operation of electrical components, including not using too much of a cleaning product and replacing a component after a spill. Sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.
Andrew Markel shows how to navigate modern wiring diagrams faster by looking at more than just the wiring. Sponsored by ProDemand from Mitchell1.
If the idle speed drops when a Honda’s steering wheel is turned, perform a PCM idle learn procedure and a carbon accumulation check.
The type of work you are going to be seeing is changing as the vehicle mix begins to evolve toward more electric and hybrid vehicles, as well as cars with small, turbocharged engines.
Electricity can be measured and observed at the source, but the technician has to be able to visualize electricity and how resistance, amperage and voltage change its flow. This can require some imagination, or in some cases, faith. Regardless, the math has to add up.
Many automotive systems today rely on software. Should that software develop errors, which can happen from something like a low battery or when a learn procedure is interrupted, it can cause all sorts of odd electrical problems that can be difficult to troubleshoot. If you’ve got such a problem, try doing a battery cable reset; it just might do the trick.