Engine Control Systems


 

Engine Control Systems I

  • Recommend Electric I, II and III before taking this class
  • Theory of operation of compression, ignition and fuel systems
  • Early fuel delivery, carburetor diagnosis and repair (Electric feed back carburetors used in class)
  • Ignition systems and controls (Starts with points type and finishes with electronic type)
  • Ignition scope analysis
  • 5 gas overview and understanding of how each is formed and what it means
  • Early emission controls and variations including retrofit types.

At the end of the class students will understand compression, ignition and fuel delivery systems. This class establishes the foundation for computer controlled systems and sets the stage for all the following classes. Students will have overhauled a late model carburetor, bench tested distributors and used scopes to analyze engine operation.

Classroom and in-shop hands-on classes

5 day or 10 night class

Engine Control Systems II

  • Recommend Electric I, II, III, and Engine Control Systems I before taking this class
  • Brief review of Engine Control Systems I
  • Theory and reasons for emission control computer systems
  • Three way catalytic converter operation
  • Meter, lab scope and graphing meter operation and use
  • Computer sensor operation and what each does or controls
  • Problems with sensors and results
  • How to test sensors (what tools can be used, which are the best and why)

At the end of this class students will understand why computers are used. They will also understand how every sensor for the computer works, what they do and how to properly test them.

Classroom and in-shop hands-on classes

5 day or 10 night class


 

Engine Control Systems III

  • Recommend Electric I, II, III, and Engine Control Systems I and II before taking this class
  • Review of Engine Control System II
  • Computer actuator operation and desired function results
  • Problems with actuators and results that occur
  • Computer actuator diagnosisHow to test actuators (which tools can be used, which are the best and why)
  • Operation theory and complete testing of computer controlled fuel systems
  • Operation theory and complete testing of computer controlled ignition systems
  • Both foreign and domestic systems
  • Wiring diagrams will be used to confirm tests and operations

At the end of this class students will understand computer controlled actuators and be able to diagnose and test them properly. They will also be able to diagnose and test fuel and ignition systems on most vehicles.

Classroom and in-shop hands-on classes

5 day or 10 night class

Engine Control Systems IV

 

  • Recommend Electric I, II, III, and Engine Control Systems I, II and III before taking this class
  • Review of Engine Control Systems III
  • Trouble codes and their interpretation
  • OBDI diagnosis and testing
  • Scanner operation and use
  • Scanner abilities and limitations (both foreign and domestic)
  • 5 gas analysis and interpretation
  • Forming diagnostic plans
  • Using diagnostic procedures and variations. (Keeping it simple)Using wiring diagrams to pin check systems. Includes classroom overview and then hands-on testing

At the end of this class students will be able to diagnose and repair OBDI systems. They will be able to use 5 gas information, scanner information and wiring diagrams to diagnose OBDI problems.

Classroom and in-shop hands-on classes

5 day or 10 night class


 

Engine Control Systems V

  • Recommend Electric I, II, III, and Engine Control Systems I through IV before taking this class
  • Review of OBDI and Engine Control System IV
  • Theory and standards of OBDII systems
  • Application of OBDII systems
  • OBDII codes (generic and manufacturer specific)
  • OBDII monitors and enable criteria
  • Scan tool use with OBDII
  • Diagnosis and testing of OBDII systems
  • At the end of this class students will be able to diagnosis and test OBDII systems. They will understand how to run monitors to confirm repairs.

Classroom and in-shop hands-on classes

5 day or 10 night class

Engine Control Systems VI

  • Recommend Electric I, II, III and Engine Control Systems I, II, III, IV & V before taking this class
  • Review of Engine Control V
  • Diagnosing OBD I & OBD II vehicles
  • This class puts all the previous class information together. Students will be working on problem vehicles:
    • Accessing information
      • Custom input
      • Technical information
      • Tech service bulletins
      • Scanner information
      • Basic information
      • 5 gas information
      • Wiring information
    • Forming a plan of attack
    • Diagnose problem vehicles using the plan
    • Using it all
      • Meters, scopes, special tools, scanners, electrical and computer knowledge
    • Confirm problem and root cause
    • Communication between customer, office and technician
    • Final write up

NOTE: Students are encouraged to bring problem cars to class.

After this class students will be able to use the knowledge from Electric I, II, III, Engine Control I, II, III, IV & V to diagnose driveability problems properly.

Classroom and in-shop hands-on classes

5 day or 10 night class