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    Blue Print instruction on ABS System Diagnostics | Part 2

    ABS System Diagnostics | Part 2 This article is the third in a series that are being written to assist the workshop technician in the development of electrical and electronic diagnostic skills; the previous articles being ‘Essential electrical skills’ and ‘Multiplex’. A thorough understanding of the first, two-part article ‘Essential electrical skills’ is, as the …

    July
    2
    2015

    Blue Print instruction on ABS System Diagnostics | Part 1

    This article is the third in a series that are being written to assist the workshop technician in the development of electrical and electronic diagnostic skills; the previous articles being ‘Essential electrical skills’ and ‘Multiplex’. A thorough understanding of the first, two-part article ‘Essential electrical skills’ is, as the title suggests, essential if a thorough …

    July
    2
    2015

    Blue Print instruction on Air Con System Diagnostics | Part 5

    Servicing Air conditioning and the Law You cannot now service or repair vehicle air conditioning systems unless you have proved your competence to do so – it’s the law. Proving your competence can be done through the IMI’s F Gas ATA qualification ‘Automotive Technician Accreditation – Air Conditioning Refrigerant Handler’. This process involves proving your …

    June
    30
    2015

    Blue Print instruction on Air Con System Diagnostics | Part 3

    This is the third in a series of articles written to provide technicians with an improved understanding of manual air conditioning systems and diagnostic procedures for efficient repair. Early detection of trouble can result in prolonged component life as well as the customer not being bothered by unnecessary problems. Before you commence with a full …

    June
    30
    2015

    Blue Print instruction on Air Con System Diagnostics | Part 2

    This is the second in a series of articles written to provide technicians with an improved understanding of manual air conditioning systems. The A/C electrical system consists of an ECU, (usually referred to as an amplifier), a selection of inputs – earths, lives and sensor values – with the primary output control function being the …

    June
    30
    2015

    Blue Print instruction on Air Con System Diagnostics | Part 1

    This article is the first of a new series written to assist the workshop technician in developing an understanding of automotive air conditioning systems.

    June
    30
    2015

    Jim Investigates…

    Being Blue Print’s in-house Technical Consultant, Jim Gilmour spends a large portion of his time on the road visiting customers and workshops. Recently hewas faced with a 2003 Toyota Avensis 2.0 diesel with a running problem. The complaint was of an intermittent and sudden loss of power. Only one thing for it, time for a …

    February
    23
    2015