Tag Archives: #diagnostics

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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The wrong part and the VIN


An independent garage has to repair cars in a tough environment: Can’t always get the latest and the right information, and can’t pull a substitute part off the shelf for a “known-good-component test” (not that that will always work, certainly … Continue reading

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Avoiding diagnostic traps


With all the electronic controls on today’s systems, it’s awfully easy to fall into the trap of looking for responses to them and letting those responses color our diagnostic thinking. The dual system on a 2003 Land Rover Discovery seemed … Continue reading

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A/C Diagnostics & Troubleshooting


It’s long been said that opinions are like smiles… everybody’s got one! And that’s certainly true when it comes to diagnosing and troubleshooting mobile A/C systems. Depending on whom you ask and the particulars of the system, you’ll get different … Continue reading

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Smart phone car repair


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor You will probably agree that computers and the internet have had a huge impact on the way we work when it comes to vehicle repair. I know for myself and the shops I’ve worked … Continue reading

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