The April issue of GEARS features tech articles on CAN systems diagnostics, Mazda’s SRS module calibration, correcting Toyota’s U140/U240 shift troubles and checking crankshaft and camshaft sensors.
In our management section, learn how to diagnose and fix your shop’s profit leaks and learn about creating and Exit Strategy when the time comes.
Plus, other informative articles on everything you need to know about torque, and the one tool you will be needing soon to check fluid levels of the 948TE 9-Speed transmission.
Also included in this issue, Sonnax’s 4L60/E Performance and Heavy-Duty Product Guide.
In this Issue:
A busy shop isn’t always a profitable shop. Learn to spot the leaks in your business that are costing you money and crippling your bottom line.
One day, you’ll be gone. When that day comes, the things that others will say about you and the life you’ve lived will depend on how you lived it. What will people be saying about you?
The crankshaft and camshaft sensors are working perfectly. But they can still cause starting problems and set codes if they aren’t timed properly. Learn how to check the signal timing and what errors can mean.
The 948TE is going to be a common occurrence in your shop in the years ahead. Learn how to build your own fluid dipstick and the procedures for checking the fluid level in these soon-to-be-common units.
If you’ve been trying — unsuccessfully — to create a mission statement for your business, maybe it’s time to start thinking about how the motoring public views your image.
A look at the legacy of John Bozzi, owner of Trans-O-Matic in West Irving Park, IL, who passed away in 2014. He may be gone, but thanks to his son, Gino, his vision lives on.
Once, not so long ago, torquing a bolt was as simple as waiting for the click. These days, there’s a lot more to it, and sometimes it requires replacing the bolts every time you torque them down to specs.
Airbag issues can put a transmission into failsafe, and prevent you from diagnosing or repairing those transmission systems. So it’s important to be able to diagnose and repair those systems.
Chris Park is a third-generation auto technician from Korea, who’s built a highly successful auto repair business for himself in Ventura, CA. His secret? Running a clean, inviting shop with a friendly atmosphere.
The first in a series of two articles covering common shift problems on these very familiar transmissions. This first article looks at flares, slips, and bindups — problems that have been keeping ATRA’s HotLine busy.
If you’ve started looking at creating an exit strategy for your business, your first step is to determine exactly what you have to sell. From there, you can figure out what it’s worth and who might be interested.