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ATG Schedule of Classes for August 2016
Posted to Industry Events Forum on 7/25/2016

Greetings, everyone!

The Automotive Training Group (ATG) has the following classes available for the month of August 2016. All classes run from 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. each night for both nights.

ADVANCED CIRCUIT & ELECTRICAL TESTING: This class is about using wiring diagrams as part of a larger strategy to increase testing accuracy and decrease testing time (and even the number of tests performed). We're combining wiring information with codes, symptoms, system interactions, Scan Tool PIDs & controls, and other observations.

* August 24th & 25th: Surrey, BC (Canada)

FORD ENGINE PERFORMANCE: This all-new Ford Engine Performance training manual and seminar covers the evolving failures of both new and legacy engine management systems. We provide in-the-trenches explanations of systems and failures, including case studies that show the latest tricks for finding root causes fast. This isn't just a summary of OEM information and training material, but was built by analyzing actual diagnostic struggles and documenting the shortest diagnostic paths.

* August 1st & 2nd: Concord, CA * August 3rd & 4th: Hayward, CA * August 24th & 25th: Vancouver, BC (Canada) * August 29th & 30th: Monrovia, CA

EVAPORATIVE EMISSIONS SYSTEMS: OEM flowcharts routinely make EVAP system diagnostics too complicated. Despite the wide variety of systems out there, our research has revealed that a layered approach is much faster than the linear OEM approach, leading to a profitable diagnosis without the wasted (and unbillable) diagnostic time or multiple trips for your customer. This is the 2nd subject in our Import Series, but also comes with a thick Domestic section. First, we show you universal techniques applicable to every system. If no leaks are found, the procedures become more system-specific, but not yet manufacturer-specific. All systems fall into one of four categories listed below, and by following our universal procedures, you can still avoid the technical nonsense that typically lengthens diagnostic times! Most faults are found using these first two layers. We have also included manufacturer and system specific tips and tricks for those cases where you'll need to go that deep.

* August 1st & 2nd: Coral Gables, FL * August 1st & 2nd: Independence, OH * August 3rd & 4th: West Palm Beach, FL * August 3rd & 4th: Akron, OH * August 8th & 9th: Marietta, GA * August 8th & 9th: Arden Hills, MN * August 10th & 11th: Atlanta, GA * August 10th & 11th: Bloomington, MN * August 22nd & 23rd: Seattle, WA * August 24th & 25th: Cocoa Beach, FL * August 24th & 25th: Bellingham, WA * August 29th & 30th: Schaumburg, IL * August 31st & September 1st: Irvine, CA

MECHANICAL & VARIABLE TIMING & VALVETRAIN DIAGNOSTICS: Mechanical timing problems have been around as long as the internal combustion engine, but more complex timing and valve train systems have flooded the market in the last decade. Now they're showing up in your shop, and the stakes are high. Position sensor codes are often mechanical or variable timing faults. Variable valve timing (VVT) codes are often mechanical timing faults or lubrication issues. Even Fuel Trim, MAF, MAP, and other codes and symptoms can be caused by a variety of timing and lift faults. When it really is a VVT system fault, it's hard to tell if the root cause is an oil, solenoid, actuator, or other mechanical fault. What's needed is a repeatable strategy to avoid testing 'everything', and instead quickly eliminate possible causes. In this first class of our new ATG Import Series, we've fine-tuned this approach to include manufacturer-specific ATG Tips for quick solutions you'd spend hours discovering on your own.

* August 15th & 16th: Spokane, WA * August 17th & 18th: Pasco, WA

TRANSMISSION IN-CAR DIAGNOSTICS: Whether you're a transmission specialist or not, you share a common problem -- how to efficiently diagnose the root cause of a transmission code or complaint in a reasonable time. This is even more important for modern, integrated drivetrains where drivability problems are often transmission-related, and transmission complaints often end up being engine-related. That's why we're bringing the strategies we've learned from emissions and drivability diagnostics into the world of automatic transmissions. Our focused, repeatable strategy allows you to more quickly find the fault while taking apart the fewest components.

* August 29th & 30th: Davie, FL

ADVANCED LAB SCOPE & CURRENT TESTING: OEM flowcharts are linear documents that focus on open circuit testing. This process takes too long, but it can also be misleading because faults don't always show up under flowchart testing conditions. That's what the Lab Scope offers -- a way to measure actual circuit activity under actual operating conditions. This seminar and manual are designed to challenge even the most experienced Lab Scope users with new techniques and tips to leverage the power of the tools. However, even new Lab Scope users will get what they need to take those first steps.

* August 31st & September 1st: Oak Lawn, IL

Contact: Christina Rosenthal at (800) 233-3182 ext. 115

Cost per seat is $209 USD and includes the seat, training manual and certificate. Discounts available for multiple seat purchases.

Christina Rosenthal
The Automotive Training Group
San Diego, California, USA