Category Archives: Hybrid

The future is electric!


June ACTION 2019 Hybrid and electric vehicle air conditioning compressor hardware, power controls and diagnostics For more than 15 years, hybrid and electric vehicles have been using electric air conditioning compressors.  The reason for the use of these air conditioning … Continue reading

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Do you know how to find coolant leaks?


Finding Coolant Leaks Some days, around this time of year, it feels like all we do is chase down coolant leaks. Maybe that has something to do with weather patterns and large swings in ambient temperature. It may also relate … Continue reading

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Section 609 important information


If you still have questions about Section 609 certification please review our list of frequently asked questions by clicking here.    

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Going electric


By Steve Schaeber, MACS manager of service training One of my favorite childhood toys was an electric race track set, but more fun than playing with it was taking apart the little cars to see what made them work. There … Continue reading

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Alternative fuel vehicle service


  By Andy Fiffick, MACS Chairman/CEO and Owner Rad Air Complete Car Care I come from a Ford family. My Dad retired from Ford in 1989, I have two brothers still employed there, and I worked at the company  for … 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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Hybrid and battery electric vehicle A/C


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor Internal combustion engines have powered our transportation for decades, including the cars and trucks we drive each day. Over the years we’ve seen attempts to build vehicles that run on something out of the … Continue reading

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Insufficient A/C performance at idle


On some 2013 Chevrolet Sparks, the air conditioning duct temperature may be 10°F (5.6°C) warmer at idle, but is sufficient while driving .   Verify that the A/C pressures are within specifications at idle according to the A/C Performance Chart … Continue reading

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Do you know the basic principles of mobile A/C diagnostics?


The June 2016 issue of MACS ACTION Magazine challenges you on your knowledge of mobile A/C diagnostics. Download now to see if you really know what you think you know.

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A great MACS training weekend in San Diego


MACS presented two days of training at Miramar College in San Diego. MACS Trainer Tom Potter presented a Section 609 certification class on Friday, May 20 and a heavy-duty and off-road truck mobile A/C class on Saturday, May 21.   … Continue reading

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