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ATG Schedule of Classes for July 2017
Posted to Industry Events Forum on 6/26/2017

Greetings, everyone!

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

6.0L, 6.4L & 6.7L POWERSTROKE ENGINE PERFORMANCE: ATG's Engine Performance Training series helps you choose the best tests that get you the most information with the least effort. These strategies are even more critical on Powerstroke engines because they are so time-consuming to work on. This seminar contains field-tested diagnostic & repair strategies that actually work, and includes tips and tricks developed in shops across the nation. Come for some great shortcuts & homemade tools to quickly isolate faults that can take hours more to find using conventional diagnostics.

*Salt Lake City, UT: August 2nd & 3rd This class runs from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. both nights.

DIRECT INJECTION & AIR INDUCTION SYSTEMS DIAGNOSTICS: This all-new training seminar is the third in our popular Import series. Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) is simple in design but difficult to diagnose because the traditional shortcuts of swapping out parts and disassembling for inspection are not practical. This is why we have adapted ATG's 'High Level Indicator' approach for ruling out possible causes before parts come off. The same approach applies to induction system diagnostics where repair information is vague, component access is difficult, and feedback loops are not always available. For all systems covered, the approach is first universal, and becomes manufacturer-specific only after the possible cause and tool/test lists have been completed and trimmed down. This seminar and manual were built by analyzing actual diagnostic struggles and documenting the shortest diagnostic paths for these systems. Because of this practical approach, you won't be buried in useless engineering detail -- only useful facts that you can measure and that will help guide your diagnostic path. This seminar continues the ATG tradition of saving you diagnostic time. We're in the 'wasted test prevention' business, and we hope you can attend!

*Virginia Beach, VA: August 2nd & 3rd

*Falls Church, VA: July 31st & August 1st

*Metairie, LA: July 26th & 27th

*Baton Rouge, LA: July 24th & 25th

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.

*Madison, WI: July 26th & 27th This class runs from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. both nights.

*Green Bay, WI: July 24th & 25th

*Atlanta, GA: July 19th & 20th

*Marietta, GA: July 17th & 18th

*Ventura, CA: July 17th & 18th

*Denver, CO: July 12th & 13th

*Irvine, CA: July 12th & 13th

*Fort Collins, CO: July 10th & 11th

*Salisbury, MD: July 10th & 11th

*Monrovia, CA: July 10th & 11th

DURAMAX LML & LGH DIESEL ENGINE & EMISSIONS DIAGNOSTICS: Diesel engines are very simple -- just compress some air and fuel and you get combustion. However, with the advent of common rail fuel pressurization and delivery systems, 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 Duramax repair information is inconsistent, and many of the flow charts run you in circles performing tests that would actually take days to complete. 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 quickly as possible without taking too much apart. Duramax coverage includes special tools, workarounds, unused Scan Tool functions, and other great shortcuts for ruling out time-consuming tests. 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.

*Amherst, NY: July 26th & 27th

*Rochester, NY: July 24th & 25th

*Lubbock, TX: July 19th & 20th

*Burbank, CA: July 19th & 20th

*Akron, OH: July 12th & 13th

*Independence, OH: July 10th & 11th

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.

*Amarillo, TX: July 17th & 18th

*Topeka, KS: July 12th & 13th

*Tulsa, OK: July 10th & 11th

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.

*Huntsville, AL: July 10th & 11th

ADVANCED DRIVABILITY DIAGNOSTICS STRATEGIES: This seminar builds on the success of our Intermittent Electrical seminar, bringing practical and real-world tests to quickly isolate to a root cause for drivability and trouble code faults. Traditional diagnostics tell us to 'check the basics', but that means hours of compression, vacuum, fuel pressure/volume and other time-consuming tests. So we've developed top-down tests for engine mechanical and engine management that help you drill down along the most effective diagnostic path. We'll show you the latest 'geeky' tools like transducers and processed Scan Tool functions, but we'll also include great ways to get results using the Scan Tools and traditional test equipment you already own. Come to this class and let us show you these proven techniques for trimming your diagnostic path.

*Birmingham, AL: July 12th & 13th

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