Tech Tip: Tips for Working on High-Voltage Vehicles
When an electric vehicle comes into your facility for service or repair, it’s important to follow the necessary precautions to help promote proper and safe repair on these high-voltage models. Take a look at the tips in this blog.
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Training Quick Bit Video Series: The Future of Electric Vehicles: GM Ultium Battery Platform
Introducing our new Training Quick Bit Video Series! In the final video of a four-part EV series, Andrew Cunningham, Technical Services Manager at ACDelco, will discuss the future of the General Motors Ultium Battery platform, and what that means for today’s technician.
Training Quick Bit Video Series: ACDelco Hybrid Vehicle High Voltage Battery Disconnect
Introducing our new Training Quick Bit Video Series! In the third video of a four-part EV series, Andrew Cunningham, Technical Services Manager at ACDelco, will share a quick tip on Hybrid and Vehicle High Voltage Battery Disconnect.
Training Quick Bit Video Series: ACDelco Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Brake Maintenance
Introducing our new Training Quick Bit Video Series! In the second video of a four-part EV series, Andrew Cunningham, Technical Services Manager at ACDelco, will share a quick tip on Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Brake Maintenance.
Repair Procedure: Aftermarket device causing issues on full-size pickups
Read this blog for more details on a repair procedure for an aftermarket device that may be causing issues on some 2019 and 2020 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra vehicles.
Take a look at the tools needed for an EV charging system! With more electric vehicles hitting the roads these days, it’s important for your shop to know about all of the tools and equipment you may need — including a reliable EV charging system — to repair such models.
Tech Tip: Dealing with a Stuck Lifter
Some customers may comment on an illuminated Malfunction Lamp and/or an engine misfire/ticking noise. During inspection, technicians may find DTC P0300 set or in history.
Tech Tip: Resolving a Lack of Pressure in the Def Pump
After replacing a Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) pump, technicians may find that the pump is not building sufficient pressure for proper operation. Read this blog to learn more.
Training Quick Bit Video Series: ACDelco Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Maintenance
Introducing our new Training Quick Bit Video Series! In this first of a four-part EV series, Andrew Cunningham, Technical Services Manager at ACDelco, will share a quick tip on Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Maintenance and Air Conditioning.
Some owners of Chevrolet or GMC trucks or SUVs may point out rough shifting, surging, jerking or lurching – particularly when accelerating from a stop out of 4LO.
Tech Tip: Tips to Detect a Vacuum or Exhaust Leak
Some Customers may comment that their vehicle’s Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) is illuminated. Upon initial diagnosis, technicians may find one or more of the following fuel trim and/or O2 sensor related DTCs set: P0101, P0137, P0138, P0140, P0141, P0157, P0158, P0160, P0161, P0171, P0174, P0420, P0430, P1174, P1175, P2096, P2097, P2098, P2099, P2177, P2178, P2179, P2180, P2187, P2188, P2189, P2190, P2270, P2271, P2272 or P2273.
Tech Tip: PCV Crankcase Pressure Control Diaphragm
DTC P0171 (Fuel Trim System Lean) may be set in the Engine Control Module (ECM) and the Check Engine MIL may be illuminated.
Tech Tip: Silencing Noises in V8 Engines Caused by Worn Cam Lobs/Lifters
Customers may notice a chirp, squeak, squeal or tick sound coming from their engine.
Tech Tip: Avoid Unintended Air Bag Deployment
To avoid inadvertent deployment of a vehicle air bag while servicing, it is recommended technicians take a few precautions when working on or near the vehicle’s Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system.
ACDelco Original Equipment (OE) Brake Rotors with Ferritic Nitrocarburizing (FNC) Technology
Take a read through this blog to find out more on Ferritic Nitrocarburizing (FNC) technology and how it helps brake rotors resist corrosion and wear, as well as other tips for servicing brake rotors.
Tech Tip: Common Diesel Engine Noises
Customers may comment on various noises they hear and ask about what’s causing them.
CONNECTION TIP: New Feature - Recommended Jobs – Launched in May 2020
The CONNECTION parts catalogue now offers an easy way to add Favorite Jobs to make looking up common jobs even easier. Favorite Jobs are non-application specific jobs that require multiple parts every time they are done. With the new Recommended Jobs feature you can choose from jobs that are already created, but you still have full control to edit them after you add them to your Favorite Job. Take a look at how you can take advantage of this new feature.
Tech Tip: Installing an Aftermarket Trailer Brake Controller
Some customers with the following vehicles may ask to have an aftermarket trailer brake controller added to their vehicle, or to have one installed in lieu of their factory brake controller (RPO JL1).
Tech Tip: TIS2WEB Compatibility Issues – Windows 7
It has been brought to our attention that there are customers experiencing compatibility issues with TIS2WEB and Windows. Please see below for information from the TIS2WEB team on how to resolve the issue related to a Windows operating systems versioning.
Tech Tip: Keys To Unlocking The Passive Door System
Some customers of 2019 and 2020 GM models may find that their unlocking feature is inoperative when pressing the button on the door or tailgate release handle.
Tech Tip: Maintaining the Diesel Particulate Filter
Read this blog for tips on maintaining the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) in vehicles with a V8 Diesel Engine (2007-2020 models).
Tech Tip: Checking Battery Connections
A number of electrical service issues on some GM trucks and SUVs could stem from a vehicle’s battery condition or its connections.
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After 44 Years in the business, Bruce Eccles of Eccles Auto Service is retiring. As Bruce says, "it's been a wild ride". Take a look at Bruce's story.