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Diagnostic Strategies for Modern-Day Vehicle Networks by John Thornton

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This class includes CAN and LIN Bus Network diagnostics with a focus on getting answers using simple tools such as DVOM, test light, breakout box, scan tools & wiring diagrams.

The first goal of this class is to give you a good understanding of “Known Good” and once that is established, we will start to create faults to demonstrate what happens when particular problems arise.  John will then move on to actual case studies of how he diagnoses different problems.

Topics covered:

Basic tool usage for complex network problems
How to simplify your network problem
Identifying the test locations & how tests are done
Tips for understanding network wiring diagrams
Finding difficult to locate modules
3 types of CAN busses
What is Fault Tolerance”
Understanding “Secured Gateways”
Case studies will include 2010 – 2018 vehicles and include problems such as no PCM communication, Blank Information Display Panels, inoperative steering wheel switch pods and several more.
The real benefit of this class is identifying the type of problem you are facing, and then applying simple testing to lead you to the fix.  Although domestic examples are used the same testing procedures apply to Asian and European vehicles.

Vehicle networks are crowded with electronics; follow our path to keep things simple when diagnosing complex network issues.

Instructor John Thornton

Video Length 4 hours approx

PDF Class Manual included, to be downloaded after logging in to watch the video

Streaming Delivery
- On the day of each live broadcast an email will be sent to you from ZOOM an hour before the event begins.
- One week after the live broadcast, the recordings from both nights will be combined into one video and posted into your account at ASI. Login credentials will be emailed to you from AESwave.

About John Thornton
John discusses how to ground your scope during a seminarFor the past 20 years, John has provided the automotive aftermarket with hands-on and classroom training on a wide variety of topics, including: engine and transmission driveability, module programming, bus communication issues, and electrical diagnosis, lab scopes and scan tools. In the process he has become the foremost trainer in the nation for professional technicians, school instructors, and technical trainers.

The information and techniques John presents have been gleaned over 30 years in the Chicago area as a diagnostic technician, working in the bay and now as mobile tech. He is a mechanical engineer and has an extensive electronics background.

"If you go to just one class, ya'gotta go to John's class, no matter what the topic is."  Bob in IL.

"John is the trainer that other trainers are measured by." Harvey in BC.


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