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ATG Schedule of Classes for March 2017
Posted to Industry Events Forum on 2/27/2017

Greetings, everyone!

The Automotive Training Group (ATG) has the following classes available for the month of March 2017. All classes run from 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. each night for both evenings.

CHRYSLER DRIVABILITY & CODE DIAGNOSTICS: This all-new Chrysler training seminar is the latest installment in our Engine Performance series, and continues the evolution of our products from a systems-based layout to a diagnostics-based layout. Because of the new format, today's more complex symptoms and codes become easier to understand in the classroom and far easier to diagnose back in the shop. This approach applies to new and legacy engine management systems, so it will change the way you approach any Chrysler vehicle. This seminar and manual were built by analyzing actual diagnostic struggles and documenting the shortest diagnostic paths for engine management and emissions systems. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep & Fiat applications have a tremendous number of no-starts, stalling complaints, misfiring, and trouble codes that really mean something else. This seminar focuses on the best practices to give you victory over these faults, so it's a great investment in your career.

* March 6th & 7th: Baton Rouge, LA * March 6th & 7th: Bensalem, PA * March 6th & 7th: Fort Worth, TX * March 8th & 9th: Metairie, LA * March 8th & 9th: Wayne, PA * March 8th & 9th: Dallas, TX * March 13th & 14th: Savannah, GA * March 13th & 14th: Somerset, NJ

CUMMINS 5.9L & 6.7L COMMON RAIL 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 systems, diagnosis and repair became a complicated and time-consuming game. Add variable vane/nozzle 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 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 engine management and emissions systems are each comprehensively covered, 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 real-world examples to prove that these strategies will find the root cause of your code or symptom in the shortest amount of time.

* March 6th & 7th: Modesto, CA * March 8th & 9th: Fresno, CA * March 13th & 14th: San Bruno, CA * March 15th & 16th: San Jose, CA * March 27th & 28th: Pasco, WA

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.

* March 15th & 16th: Atlanta, GA * March 20th & 21st: San Luis Obispo, CA * March 22nd & 23rd: Santa Barbara, CA * March 22nd & 23rd: Dedham, MA * March 27th & 28th: Charlotte, NC * March 29th & 30th: Warwick, RI

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.

* March 20th & 21st: Huntsville, AL

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.

* March 22nd & 23rd: Birmingham, AL * March 29th & 30th: Columbia, SC

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
Manager
The Automotive Training Group
San Diego, California, USA