Training Overview

AARO is committed to bring our members up-to-date regularly scheduled training. We offer a wide range of programs:

To find out more or to sign-up for courses, workshops or training, contact the AARO office 1-800-268-5400 or send us a message using our contact form.

2019 – 2020 Training Classes

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.

Many light duty trucks and even some cars are now equipped with suspension leveling 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.

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.

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.

This popular plug in electric vehicle and in our opinion one of the best presents some challenged for technician that may be unfamiliar with EV’s. 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.

J-2534 technology is a game changer when it comes to scan tools. Most manufacturers’ 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.

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.

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.

Hybrid vehicle count is increasing; while very reliable they do have some failures. This class looks at Hybrid vehicle operation, common problems and troubleshooting procedures on the most common Hybrids.

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 cars 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 the systems.

Many late model vehicles’ 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 diagnosis failures.

We are seeing a rise in communication type problems and U codes. This class will take a look at practical diagnostic procedures and tests that will quickly identify where the concern is. We will be utilising the lab scope and scan tool to identify faults. A series of cases will be used to highlight the procedures taught.



For more information about dates, location and registration, please check our calendar of events.