Category Archives: ACtion Magazine

Cool runnings


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor The main purpose of a thermostat is to help the cooling system regulate engine operating temperatures to within the manufacturer’s specification. This is normally done by first remaining closed to allow engine coolant to … Continue reading

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Today’s technicians need to be total climate control management forensic scientists  


  MACS June ACTION Magazine is all about mobile A/C diagnostics! By Peter Orlando, MACS Contributor  Technicians need proper skills to work on today’s climate control systems. It is up to industry professionals to ensure they are service-ready and have … Continue reading

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MACS Summer of Service Videos


Calling all MACS members! MACS is launching the summer of service videos! Send us a short mobile A/C technical tip video less than 10 minutes that explains a service procedure or is educational and not overly commerical and we will … Continue reading

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Do you have the right tools to repair mobile A/C systems?


Global Service Horizons   2017 MACS Worldwide Trade Show puts the future in plain sight May I share something with you? Of all the automotive industry events I cover each year, it is the annual Mobile Air Conditioning Society Worldwide … Continue reading

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What happened at the 2017 MACS Training Event?


The April 2017 issue of award-winning MACS ACTION magazine is now available with a comprehensive wrap-up of all the training classes presented at MACS 2017 Training Event and Trade Show. View what’s inside

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Meet Jay Brown of Nissens North America


Meet MACS member, Jay Brown, general manager of Nissens North America, Inc., located in Grapevine, TX. Nissens, headquartered in Denmark, has been a member of MACS since 2004. Nissens manufactures radiators, condensers, evaporators, compressors, oil coolers (engine, transmission, power steering), … Continue reading

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Mind the cap!


By Steve Schaeber, MACS manager of Service Training Radiator caps play an important role in engine cooling systems, sometimes more important than you may think. It might appear they are simply an access point to open and close the system … Continue reading

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Radiator service and repair in March ACTION magazine


Your engine’s cooling system has an enormous job to do. In fact not just one job, but many jobs shared amongst several other systems. Its main purpose is to absorb excess heat generated by the engine, cool the transmission fluid … Continue reading

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R-1234yf at the 2017 PHL Auto Show


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor MACS has been keeping up with the roll-out of R-1234yf refrigerant for several years now, and as expected the 2017 model year has extended HFO’s reach into several more models and with more manufacturers … Continue reading

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Gen 2 Ridgeline cools with R-1234yf


  By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor The 2017 Ridgeline is the second generation of Honda’s midsize pickup truck, redesigned and brought back in June 2016 following a short 2 year production hiatus. Like other manufacturers who are introducing new … Continue reading

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