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ATG Schedule of Classes for November 2016
Posted to Industry Events Forum on 11/2/2016

Greetings, everyone!

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

CUMMINS COMMON RAIL DIESEL & DURAMAX LML/LGH DIESEL: Diesel engines are very simple -- just compress some air and fuel and you get combustion. But with the advent of common rail fuel pressurization and delivery symptoms, diagnosis and repair became a complicated and time-consuming game. Add variable vane turbochargers, feedback EGR systems, and exhaust aftertreatment systems like Diesel Particulate Filters, Selective Catalyst Reduction, and Diesel Exhaust Fluid injection, and it's hard to know where to start. Other published Cummins and Duramax repair information is inconsistent, and many of the flow charts run you in circles performing tests that would take days. In contrast, our approach looks for high-level indicators to make a better possible-cause list, and then offers multiple simple tests to trim that list as fast as possible without taking too much apart. Cummins and Duramax are each comprehensively covered in separate sections, including special tools, workarounds, unused Scan Tool functions, and other great shortcuts. From a simple high-level pass to system-specific tips, this seminar covers the entire diagnostic process. We have included dozens of real world examples to prove that these strategies will find the root cause of your code or symptom in the shortest amount of time.

*November 7th & 8th: Ocala, FL

*November 7th & 8th: Salt Lake City, UT

*November 14th & 15th: Tucson, AZ

*November 14th & 15th: Timonium, MD

*November 14th & 15th: San Diego, CA

*November 16th & 17th: Phoenix, AZ

*November 16th & 17th: Columbia, SC

*November 16th & 17th: College Park, MD

*November 16th & 17th: Escondido, CA

*November 28th & 29th: Stockton, CA

*November 28th & 29th: Falls Church, VA

*November 28th & 29th: Albuquerque, NM

*November 28th & 29th: Oklahoma City, OK

*November 30th & December 1st: Virginia Beach, VA

*November 30th & December 1st: El Paso, TX

*November 30th & December 1st: Wichita, KS

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.

*November 7th & 8th: Bangor, ME

*November 14th & 15th: Charlotte, NC

*November 16th & 17th: Dedham, MA

*November 30th & December 1st: Salinas, CA

*November 30th & December 1st: Warwick, RI

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.

*November 16th & 17th: Coraopolis, PA

TOYOTA & FORD HYBRID DIAGNOSTICS: This hybrid seminar was built from the actual failures occurring in a variety of Toyota & Ford hybrid models, so it applies directly to the diagnostic, repair, and normal service challenges you'll be seeing in your shop. You will learn to confidently diagnose the main hybrid drive components: batteries, inverters and transaxles. We show multiple tool & test solutions, including a number of tips you can quickly apply to rule out many faults, saving hours of diagnostics time. Why learn the hard way? Come to this seminar to gain an edge when diagnosing & repairing hybrids.

*November 28th & 29th: Albany, NY

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.

*November 30th & December 1st: Norwalk, CT

Contact: Christina Rosenthal at (800) 233-3182 ext. 115 or e-mail: [...]

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