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ATG Schedule of Classes for: OCTOBER 2018
Posted to Industry Events Forum on 9/5/2018

The Automotive Training Group (ATG) has the following classes available for the month of October 2018. All classes run from 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. each night for both evenings, except if indicated below.



Whether you're experiencing a no-communication fault, U-Codes, or systems that are not operating properly, you need a flexible diagnostic plan that can adapt to the nature of the fault and the available tools. Therefore, that's how we built this all-new Vehicle Network Diagnostic Strategies training manual and seminar.

Like all ATG products, this one tackles the 'High Level Indicators' first to quickly eliminate the most possible causes. This allows you to define the type of fault, determine the network configuration and expected test values to create the best diagnostic plan for the likely causes that remain. Only then do we cover specific network topology, known-good values, and specific Scan Tool and circuit test options, so you get the details precisely when you need them.

This seminar and manual were researched in the shop from actual network opens, shorts, Scan Tool faults and module faults, as well as a number of unexpected system and component interactions.

*10/01 & 10/02 Ventura, CA with Dean Parsons

*10/01 & 10/02 Ft. Lauderdale, FL with Wally Mouradian

*10/01 & 10/02 Warminster, PA with Kris Lewis

*10/03 & 10/04 Burbank, CA with Dean Parsons

*10/03 & 10/04 Merritt Island, FL with Wally Mouradian

*10/03 & 10/04 Exton, PA with Kris Lewis

*10/10 & 10/11 Monterey, CA with Dean Parsons

*10/10 & 10/11 Norwood, MA with Gary Machiros

*10/10 & 10/11 Orlando, FL with Wally Mouradian

*10/10 & 10/11 Salt Lake City, UT with Rick Kelley

*10/15 & 10/16 Albuquerque, NM with Rick Kelley

*10/15 & 10/16 Perrysburg, OH with Eric Walker

*10/17 & 10/18 El Paso, TX with Rick Kelley

*10/17 & 10/18 Columbus, OH with Eric Walker

*10/22 & 10/23 Modesto, CA with Dean Parsons

*10/22 & 10/23 Mississauga, ON with Kris Lewis

*10/24 & 10/25 Fresno, CA with Dean Parsons

*10/24 & 10/25 Westborough, MA with Gary Machiros

*10/24 & 10/25 Ottawa, ON with Kris Lewis

*10/29 & 10/30 Fort Collins, CO with Rick Kelley

*10/31 & 11/01 Denver, CO with Rick Kelley



This all-new General Motors training seminar is the latest installment in our Domestic Engine Performance series, with topics arranged to maximize diagnostic efficiency by starting every discussion with 'High Level Indicators'.

You can follow a 4-hour flowchart and fix 80% of the codes and drivability complaints, or you can practice the high level approach to narrow down possible cause lists and sort through what's left in a fraction of the time. Every year General Motors engine management systems become more complex while available system information and diagnostic instructions become more generalized.

This seminar and manual were researched in the shop, and not from published repair information. Using this method, we've developed repeatable GM diagnostics based on actual failure patterns and proven best practices.

*10/17 & 10/18 Tulsa, OK with Kris Lewis



This 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.

*10/15 & 10/16 Oklahoma City, OK with Kris Lewis



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.

*10/24 & 10/25 Fairbanks, AK with Wally Mouradian



ATG's new 6.7L Powerstroke seminar is the latest in our Domestic Diesel series, and continues the tradition of collecting best practices and diagnostics tips from high volume specialists around the nation. As always, we've combined this research with our 'High Level Indicator' philosophy to develop simple tests to rule out entire categories of faults, resulting in the shortest possible cause list and a plan for quickly eliminating what remains. This is effective in our gasoline engine seminars, but is even more important for diesels because most procedures require more disassembly, and incorrectly diagnosed faults cost a lot more.

*10/22 & 10/23 Charlotte, NC with Wally Mouradian

*10/24 & 10/25 Columbia, SC with Wally Mouradian


For more information or to sign up please contact:

Sandra Juarez: (800) 233-3182 ext. 119

E-mail: [...]

Purchase now to reserve your seat 2 weeks before the seminar date to get the early bird pricing of $209 after which the regular price is $249.

Price includes the seat, training manual and certificate. Discounts available for multiple seat purchases.

Sandra Juarez
The Automotive Training Group
San Diego, California, USA