Archive | April 2014

Fast Fix on Chevy Snow Plow

Troubleshooting transmission on ’96 Chevy truck gets complicated with circuits. Winter in the Midwest brings in some real humdinger problems for us here at CRT Electronics. The one I’m currently working on is, of course, a rush job because the forecast is for up to 10 inches of snow and freezing rain, and this is […]

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Generationally Speaking
April 2014

See what makes us different … and the same! In this month’s “Generationally Speaking” department, meet Shaun Farnsworth and Scott St. Amand, both technicians at Atlantic Motorcar Center (www.atlanticmotorcar.com), Wiscasset, Maine. The shop is owned by Bruce Howes, founder. Shaun Farnsworth, Generation X What is one piece of advice your parents gave you that still […]

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My 5.2 Diesel Does Not Start

A common complaint on the 5.2 Diesel is: “After sitting overnight, the engine does not start unless I pump the primer or spray some WD-40 at it.” While a number of issues can be present, one of the more common failures is a leak in the low side fuel supply to the fuel injector pump. […]

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Member’s Advantage: April 2014

Put the ASA Marketplace to Work for You! Save on the Products, Services You’re Already Using CarCareOne Program: Save an Average of 14% on Merchant Discount Rates! One of ASA’s most popular member benefits is the CarCareONE program, a consumer-designed credit card program, offered through GE Retail Sales Finance. The CarCareONE program offers customers the […]

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A Central Stillness

Unflappable, steady, predictable, resolute, the calm in the storm. You’ve probably been around some of these people. The ones with a Central Stillness. But probably fewer than all those you’ve met who occupy the Jobs at the Top of their companies. Rather, the archetype for the Job at the Top for many of us is […]

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Scan Tool Review: Ford/Mazda

An overview of Ford’s scan tools, including NGS, PDS and IDS As part of our monthly series of scan tool reviews, this issue we are bringing Ford to the microscope. Until recently, Ford and Mazda shared platforms and subscriptions so I am also going to touch briefly on Mazda. The original scan tool for Ford […]

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News Briefs April 2014

Exclusive Offer: Mopar Subscription at 88% Discount! Unbelievable! That’s the best description of a new benefit for ASA members. If you act by April 30, you can get a Mopar TechAuthority Online subscription for an 88 percent discount! As an ASA member, you pay only $120 for a one-year subscription, which includes the module flash […]

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Great Things Happening

In many ways ASA is experiencing a rebirth and is currently in a whirlwind of positive activity. We’ve reported on the changes in our leadership, structure, new show venue and heightened energy over the past year. We are working to project an image of greater humility, cooperation and transparency. We just swore in our new […]

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ASA Installs Board, Outlines New Initiatives During Annual Business Meeting

ASA held its annual business meeting March 6 at the Sheraton Overland Park near Kansas City, Kan. The event included an open meeting of the board of directors, a swearing-in ceremony of the new board, and a reception for ASA members in attendance immediately following the meeting. Congratulations to ASA’s new board of directors installed […]

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