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WORK GROUP 2019 / 2020

Instructor, Mark Lemay
This is our tentative schedule for the 2019-2020 calendar year.
Cost per person per class: $130 plus all applicable taxes.

Location: The Best Western/Voyager Place Hotel
17565 Yonge St. Newmarket (NE corner of Yonge St. and Davis Dr.)
Time: Dinner 6:15pm, Training 7pm
Seating is limited so get your reservations in early.

Due to the nature of these courses, refunds will not be given for missed classes.
Dates, Locations and Topics may be subject to change without notice.

Date Topic Location
September 24, 2019 Push Button Starting Systems:
Push button start systems have been around for a while and can be a challenge to diagnose for the un-prepared. These systems are a radical departure from the ways that car used to be started. Typically the start system is spread over several modules that all have to work together to allow the car to start. This class will cover operation, scan data, relearn procedures and diagnosis of these systems.
Best Western
Newmarket
October 29, 2019 Ford Escape Hybrid:
Hybrid and Electric vehicles are the fastest growing segment of the new vehicle. While not new they are starting to show up in repair shops with failures. This class looks at one of the more popular Hybrid vehicles and covers all aspect of the Hybrid drive system including the HV batter, HV inverter and the transmission assembly which is where the Motor Generators are located.
Best Western
Newmarket
November 26, 2019 LIN Bus controlled alternators:
Many late model vehicle's especially those equipped with Stop / Start technology have alternators with smart regulators. Typically the preferred means of communication between the PCM and the alternator is a LIN bus. We will look at these systems with the intent of gaining an understanding of how they work, interpreting the data and how to go about diagnosing failures.
Best Western
Newmarket
December 10, 2019 Hands On Scope 5:
Another night of scope testing, Technician's will bring their own equipment to this class where we will cover a series of troubleshooting exercises as well as anything the technicians want to learn more about such as current probe operation or any testing techniques that they may not be familiar with.
Best Western
Newmarket
January 28, 2020 Factory Scan Tools and J-2534 Technology:
J-2534 technology is a game changer when it comes to scan tools. Most manufacturer's now have their J-2534 factory scan tool software available to the aftermarket. We will look at some of the more popular J-2534 scan tools, how to get them, how to install them and how to use them. This is the future when it comes to scan tools.
Best Western
Newmarket
February 25, 2020 What's Wrong With This Car Part 5:
Similar to Part 4 a series of case studies will be used to help technicians develop their thinking skills. We will use the case study format as we work our way through problem vehicles as a group to help develop and refine a diagnostic thinking process that we can use when we get back to the shop.
Best Western
Newmarket
March 31, 2020 3.0L Ecodiesel:
In this session we are going to examine the popular Dodge Ecodiesel. This class will provide an in depth look at the systems employed on this engine, scan data, bi-directional control of components for testing purposes and how to approach a diagnostic situation. Emphasis will be placed on how to diagnose failures.
Best Western
Newmarket
April 28, 2020 Fiat Chrysler Multi-Air cylinder engine:
The joint venture between Fiat and Chrysler has resulted in many new technologies. The Multi-Air engine is no exception. What makes this engine unique is the operation of the valve lift and timing mechanism. In this class we will cover operation of the system, scan data, scope readings and electrical testing as well as pressure transducer testing of the mechanical side of the system.
Best Western
Newmarket
May 26, 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV:
This popular plug in electric vehicle and in our opinion one of the best presents some challenged for technician that may be unfamiliar with EVs. Our goal with this class will be to cover operation and diagnostics of the various systems that are employed. In addition charging system technology will be covers as these cars cannot produce their own electricity and therefore have to be recharged on a regular basis.
Best Western
Newmarket
June 23, 2020 Modern Air Suspension Systems:
Many light duty trucks and even some cars are now equipped with suspension levelling systems. All of the manufacturers are using Air or Nitrogen as the medium to raise and lower the vehicle. This class looks at how these systems operate, available scan data and how to troubleshoot failures.
Best Western
Newmarket
July & August

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If you have any questions please feel free to ask your B&B DIXON sales representative or call Jeff at 905-895-5184 3-395 Harry Walker Pkwy.
Newmarket, ON
L3Y 7B3
Phone: 905-895-5184
Fax: 905-895-8237
Email: jenglish@bbdixon.com

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