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ATG Schedule of Classes for September 2017
Posted to Industry Events Forum on 8/28/2017

Greetings, everyone!

The Automotive Training Group (ATG) has the following classes available for the month of September 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.

*Bangor, ME: September 20th & 21st, 2017

*Chicopee, MA: September 27th & 28th, 2017

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.

*Reno, NV: September 6th & 7th, 2017

ADVANCED LAB SCOPE VOLTAGE & 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 theLab 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. Come to this class to get the most out of your tools, learn new time saving combination tests, and find strategies for quickly pinpointing elusive faults.

*Shreveport, LA: September 11th & 12th, 2017

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.

*Charleston, SC: September 25th & 26th, 2017

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!

*San Bernardino, CA: September 11th & 12th, 2017

*East Brunswick, NJ: September 11th & 12th, 2017

*Little Rock, AR: September 13th & 14th, 2017

*Schaumburg, IL: September 18th & 19th, 2017

*Hurst, TX: September 18th & 19th, 2017

*Vadnais Heights, MN: September 18th & 19th, 2017

*Oak Lawn, IL: September 20th & 21st, 2017

*Irving, TX: September 20th & 21st, 2017

*Eden Prairie, MN: September 20th & 21st, 2017

*Warminster, PA: September 25th & 26th, 2017

*Savannah, GA: September 27th & 28th, 2017

*Exton, PA: September 27th & 28th, 2017

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