Bosch Mastertech Vehicle CommunicationInterface (VCI) Technical information

November & December 2014
It All
New Seminar
Reveals Solutions
to Top Service
What can cause an air conditioning
compressor to suffer an early death,
one of the most common service
concerns for service centers? An
­insufficient oil charge? Moisture in the
system? Contaminated refrigerant oil?
Wrong oil type? All of the above?
The compressor is the heart of the
A/C system, pumping refrigerant and
refrigerant oil through the system. A
low oil level or the wrong oil type or viscosity will accelerate compressor wear.
Moisture can lead to internal c­ orrosion.
Contaminated refrigerant oil can clog
the orifices, screens and control valves
and deteriorate the rubber hoses. So
the answer is all of the above. But the
answer also is system flushing, which
will remove the old oil and most contaminants from the A/C system and
components, and checking the appropriate Service Information to determine
the correct amount and type of oil
before installing a new compressor.
The new ACDelco seminar,
Today’s Top Service Concerns
(S-DS11-17.01SEM), covers some of
the top service concerns affecting
many aftermarket shops, such as A/C
compressor service. The seminar offers
technical solutions as well as tips to
ensure a proper repair.
Information presented in the seminar
reviews the service issue, some of the
typical causes, and how to properly
address the concern. Case studies provide a descriptive investigation of each
issue along with the details needed to
determine the fundamental reasons for
a cause and correction.
Here’s a quick look at a few of the
topics covered in the three-hour seminar.
Power Steering
Power steering system failure may be
caused by improper pulley removal and
installation, re-using old O-rings, improper fluids, and other factors. The seminar
presents detailed information on power
steering fluid and flushing procedures.
Putting It All Together in Top Service
Concerns Seminar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
New CONNECTION to Parts Ordering . . . . . 2
New Tool Helps Diagnose CAN Bus Faults. 4
New Glow Plug Bore Reamer Available. . . . 5
Bosch Diagnostic Equipment Rebate. . . . . . 6
GM Dealer Equipment Diagnostic
Tools Promotion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
ACDelco Sponsors HVAC Technology
Seminar at 2015 MACS Event. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Tech Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Training Update. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,
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A/C compressor failure and compressor replacement are reviewed. Before
installing a new compressor, determine
how much oil is required in the system. Ensure the correct oil types and
amounts are used.
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ACDelco Provides a New
CONNECTION to Parts Ordering
ACDelco is renaming WIP to CONNECTION! With the new CONNECTION, service centers have a business-to-business online parts ordering tool that directly links
them to their parts supplier.
The new name of CONNECTION better reflects the tool’s purpose of being a
direct source for quickly
and accurately finding and ordering nearly
90,000 ACDelco automotive parts across 37
product lines that fit
Chevrolet, Buick, GMC,
Cadillac, Ford, Chrysler,
Toyota, Nissan, Honda
and most vehicles
on the road today.
enables purchases of
other products from your
ACDelco supplier.
Users can log in to
CONNECTION at It’s geared s­ pecifically for the professional trade and includes daily news for service center t­echnicians, counterpersons,
business managers, and
owners in the following
­categories: Automotive
Service and Repairs,
Business Tips, Industry
Trends, Automotive
Technical Education,
and the Latest Vehicle
The ACDelco
Community also is
­available at www.
Use a VIN to search for parts on a mobile device.
First time users need to
register for the site by
accessing the Community through CONNECTION. Once registered, members can
use a home computer or mobile device to find information on repairs and best practices, communicate with other service center professionals around the country, and
find CONNECTION news, such as tips on using the new features, release information, and how-to videos.
Access from Anywhere
A valuable feature of CONNECTION is the mobile device site with VIN scanning. The mobile site allows parts look-up and ordering in three simple sections for
­maximum efficiency:
• Stock Check: Select a branch to display parts pricing and quantity information, or
add directly to the shopping cart.
• Catalog: Find parts by uploading a VIN from a photo (first-time users are prompted to download a VIN scan app), select Year/Make/Model/Engine information or
Previous Vehicle. Displays part name, part number and price all in the browser
window so scrolling is eliminated, or select the “See All” option. Parts can be
added directly to the shopping cart.
• Place Order: Click the Order tab in the tab toolbar; enter the order details,
including delivery options and purchase order number; and then click Place
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Volume 21, Number 6 (ST-PU-0006-14)
ACDelco TechConnect is published bi-monthly
and online for technicians of Professional
Service Center and Key Fleet accounts to
provide timely service information, increase
knowledge and improve the performance of the
service center.
ACDelco 360 represents our mission to look
at our businesses at every possible angle to
provide value and assistance to our distributors
and their customers as well as offer a full circle
of support with programs, tools, training and
marketing focused on enhancing and growing
our partnership successfully.
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ACDelco service tips are intended for use by p­ rofessional
technicians, not a “do-it-yourselfer.” They are written to
inform those technicians of c­ onditions that may occur on
some vehicles, or to provide information that could assist
in the proper service of a vehicle. Properly trained technicians have the equipment, tools, safety instructions and
know-how to do a job properly and safely. If a condition
is described, it cannot be assumed that the information
applies to all vehicles or that all vehicles will have that
All materials and programs described in this m
­ agazine
are subject to change. Submission of materials implies
the right to edit and publish. Inclusion in the publication
is not necessarily an endorsement of the individual or
the company.
TechConnect is published for ACDelco by Sandy Group,
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New Seminar Reveals Solutions
A drained battery that is capable of
holding a charge may be caused by a
parasitic drain. A parasitic draw test,
along with a circuit/system test, is
­covered in the seminar.
The keys to a successful brake
s­ ervice involve making the right call on
rotor refinishing, cleaning all components and proper assembly. Burnishing
the brake pads and rotors should be
performed whenever the brake rotors
have been refinished or replaced, or the
brake pads have been replaced.
Rotating Electrical
Causes of charging or starting system
failure can include high resistance in the
battery cables or an oil leak that enters
an electric motor. Before replacing
components, replace damaged cables
or terminals and repair any oil leaks. In
addition, tips on starter motor installation, drive belt diagnosis, and automatic
tensioner ­diagnosis are covered.
Water Pumps
Water pumps may fail due to contamination and corrosion. Failure to flush
the cooling system and replace the
coolant can lead to repeat failure. When
­installing a new water pump, clean all
sealing surfaces, do not strike the water
pump shaft (this will cause damage to
the new water pump), and turn the hub
by hand to check for rotation.
Oil Filters
If the oil regulating valve and the
bypass valve on the engine become
“sticky” from dirt and contaminants,
too much pressure may enter into the
filter and cause the element to collapse
or bulge out. If a damaged filter element is discovered, perform a complete
inspection of the filter bypass valve and
the pressure regulator valve.
Installing air shocks/struts requires
cycling the shock/strut to spread lubricant inside the diaphragm to avoid binding. Inflate the air diaphragm through
the air fitting until the shock/strut fully
extends. Leave the shock/strut fully
extended to make it easier to install.
Fuel Pumps
A poor connection between the body
harness electrical connector and the fuel
pump can result in drivability c­ oncerns.
Installation of the fuel pump connector
is quick and easy with the proper tools.
Check each splice for electrical continuity using a digital ohmmeter — a reading
very close to zero ohms indicates the
crimps are good.
The full CONNECTION site also can
be accessed from the menu, providing
users with complete access to all of the
functionality and features of the parts
­ordering tool.
The mobile site is available on
­ ultiple handheld devices, making
it possible for technicians to order
parts without leaving the service bay.
Information entered on the mobile site
also is available on the user’s desktop computer. To get started, log in
at on your
mobile device.
More Support
To become more familiar with the
various elements of the parts ordering
tool, check out the Training link under
Tools as well as Help on the top navigation bar. There are several short videos
that describe how to use the different
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When removing spark plugs from
aluminum heads, allow the engine to
cool. The heat of the engine in combination with a spark plug that is still hot
may cause the spark plug threads to
be damaged or strip the cylinder head
upon removal. An improperly torqued
spark plug can cause a compression
Body Electrical
Fretting corrosion is a buildup of
insulating, oxidized wear debris that
can form when there is a small motion
between electrical contacts. When diagnosing intermittent electrical c­ onditions,
check for poor connection/terminal
retention, micro motion, or a connector,
component or wiring harness that is
not properly secured, resulting in movement.
ACDelco Training
To enroll in the Today’s Top
Service Concerns seminar or other
ACDelco training classes, go to and
click the Training tab. To learn when
ACDelco seminars will be scheduled in
your area, contact your local ACDelco
–Thanks to Peter Robert
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features in CONNECTION, such as
“How to Link Accounts for ePromotions” and “How to Smart Search.”
Quick Reference Guides also provide
a high-level overview of featured
Product videos and technical support
will soon be available on CONNECTION
as well. Use the Feedback button to
request any additional topics you would
like to see.
CONNECTION will continue to
f­eature the ACDelco Specialty
Catalogs: Illustrated, Battery, Pigtail,
MDHD Filter, and Chemical. Plus,
enhancements have been made to the
Illustrated Catalog with the addition
of Regular Production Option (RPO)
codes and Tiered Branding — ACDelco
Professional, Advantage, and Specialty
— parts listings.
Finally, the number of shop management systems that can be integrated
with CONNECTION has increased,
­making it one of the quickest and easiest ways to look up and order parts.
CONNECTION ePromotions
• Enroll in TIS2Web (Technical
Information System) for 2015 and
earn back up to $1,000 of your
TIS2Web subscription fee (Option
2) by purchasing ACDelco products
• Get access to GM Service
Information at no additional charge
for the following month once you
reach a target of $3,000 in ACDelco
purchases via CONNECTION in any
given month.
–Thanks to Kelli Abbott and
Kim LaClear
New Tool Helps Diagnose CAN Bus Faults
GM has released new diagnostic software to help technicians identify a starting point in diagnosing faults in a CAN
bus (GM also calls this a LAN) by looking at how connectors and wiring are
working or not working. With this information, diagnostic time can be reduced
for intermittent electrical conditions.
The new Data Bus Diagnostic Tool
is an application that uses existing
GM Multiple Diagnostic Interface
(MDI) or Bosch Mastertech Vehicle
Communication Interface (VCI) tool
functionality. You will use your MDI or
VCI tool, a computer with access to
the web-based Techline Information
System (TIS2Web), and an active
TIS license.
Determine Physical Layer Status
• Double opens
CAN buses have characteristic voltages under different fault conditions.
By monitoring bus voltage, it’s possible
to identify whether or not the bus is
physically OK. It’s also possible to identify the type of fault that’s present (CAN
LO/HI open, short, ground offsets, etc)
by monitoring bus voltage.
• Single wire shorts to power/ground
Three-In-One Application
• Power faults (open supply, blown
fuse, broken enable line, etc)
The Data Bus Diagnostic Tool is actually three sub-applications in one. Each
one has its own tab on the application's
graphic interface.
To download the software, click the
GDS 2 software application icon on
the TIS2Web home page. A prompt to
install the software will appear.
Aftermarket subscribers can access
GDS2 by logging in to TIS2Web at
Due to the increased functionality and
additional value of GDS2, there will be
a small price increase for future GDS2
subscriptions. The short-term software
fees will increase $2 in the US for the
3-day and monthly subscriptions, and
$25 for annual subscriptions.
Diagnostic Aids
If there's a high speed communication issue and 20 U codes set in every
module, those DTCs aren't very useful
in narrowing down the concern. The
new Data Bus Diagnostic Tool software
will show counts of each module and
how often it's NOT communicating.
This very quickly identifies the problem
module, and provides a quick point of
diagnosis for checking the connectors,
terminals and wiring for that module.
It's proven extremely useful in field
testing for these issues.
Localizing the Fault
The application actively queries all
possible diagnostic addresses to see
what modules are on the bus. Modules
that respond are on the ‘good’ part of
the bus. Modules that don’t respond
are on the ‘bad’ part of the bus.
The application doesn’t know what
modules a vehicle is equipped with,
so it can’t report which modules are
missing. Compare the list of modules
displayed in the application against that
vehicle’s schematics in the appropriate
GM Service Information.
A. Detected State
B. Measured Voltage
C. Message Monitor
Detected State – Identifies which
control modules are responding to
diagnostic requests, and identifies the
physical state of the vehicle bus being
diagnosed (open, short, ground offset,
In performing these functions, this
tab does three things:
• Single wire open/short (i.e., the
wire is broken and the far side is
• CAN LO shorted to CAN HI
• Ground offsets (i.e., bad ECU
Detected State identifies the physical
state of the selected bus.
Using the Detected State, if a bus
has a break point in communication,
some modules on the “good” side of
the faulted bus will respond very intermittently. When diagnosing intermittent
faults, pay attention to the ECU with
the longest response time and use the
electrical schematic to identify the modules that did not communicate during
the Detected State procedure.
1. It provides a diagnostic starting
point. All possible ECUs are sent
simultaneous requests at a rate of
250 ms. The application tracks and
displays the longest time it takes for
each ECU to respond to a diagnostic
request to help with intermittent
2. It tries to identify what's going on
with the wires that make up the
bus (OK, CAN LO/HI open, CAN LO/
HI shorted to ground, ground offsets, enable line open/blown fuse/
power faults, etc.).
3. It provides audible feedback. You
can set the application to beep
­continuously when a fault is
­detected or when the bus appears
electrically OK.
The states that can be detected
• Single wire opens (CAN LO Open,
CAN HI Open)
Measured voltage on two pins of a CAN.
Measured Voltage – Provides a low
speed voltage trace of the selected
bus, CAN LO and CAN HI. Due to current MDI limitations, it refreshes at
about 1 ms, so it's not as fast as an
oscilloscope. It also won't let you see
the individual bits in a CAN frame (CAN
frames take about 0.25 ms to transmit).
It is, however, very visually obvious
when a fault is introduced or removed.
Message Monitor – Passively monitors bus activity to help diagnose battery drain problems. This tab works on
Single Wire CAN only.
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New Glow Plug Bore Reamer Available
Glow plug installation may
become difficult if carbon builds
up in the bore, which can reduce
the size of the bore and potentially
damage the tip of a new glow
plug. To address this condition,
a new Glow Plug Bore Reamer
(EN-51249) was recently released.
It’s now available for 2001-2010
Chevrolet Kodiak; 2001-2009 GMC
TopKick; and 2001-2015 Chevrolet
Express, Chevrolet Silverado
2500/3500, GMC Savana, and
GMC Sierra 2500/3500 models
equipped with a 6.6L Duramax®
diesel engine (RPOs LB7, LLY,
When using the
tool, first apply a
light coat of wheel
bearing grease to
the inside of the
flutes. The grease
will retain the
removed carbon
and help keep any
debris from falling
into the engine.
Remove the reamer occasionally to
clean any carbon
from the flutes and
re-apply the grease.
Apply grease to
the inside of the
flutes to retain the
The reamer is
the same height as
an installed glow
Glow Plug Bore Reamer
Carbon may build up around
the glow plug tip during normal
engine operation. When it’s time
to replace the glow plugs, this buildup can make it difficult to
correctly install a new glow plug and may result in damage to
the new plug.
With the reamer
in the glow plug
bore, turn it by
hand with a ratchet while applying slight pressure in the bore.
The reamer’s hex drive will be at the same height as the hex
drive of a fully installed glow plug when the bore is completely cleaned.
The Glow Plug Bore Reamer can be used to remove the
carbon. It is non-threaded so that it can work on multiple
model years.
To order the Glow Plug Bore Reamer, call
–Thanks to Bob Malone and Rob Oulton
New Tool Helps Diagnose CAN Bus Faults –
continued from page 4
The biggest difference between Message Monitor and
Detected State is that it passively monitors the bus, while
Detected State actively queries the bus. Actively querying
ECUs will make some of them stay awake. Obviously, keeping ECUs awake would be a bad thing if you're trying to
diagnose a power
moding fault.
In the case of a vehicle with a continually faulted bus, you
might want to make the application beep when the detected
fault goes away.
This tab will tell
you which ECUs
have communicated in the past
1.5 seconds, how
long it's been
since ECU last
Message Monitor passively
monitors the bus.
(if more than
1.5 seconds have elapsed), and how many times the ECU
was the first ECU talking on the bus (the bus is considered
'asleep' after 30 seconds of idle time).
The application tracks the longest time it takes for each
control module to respond to a request. Control modules
which take longer to respond than their peers were/are likely
on the faulted side of the bus.
The application reacts to bus changes quickly (approximately 100 ms). Wiggle connectors and listen for a beep.
Tracking Intermittent Faults
If the application is started on a faulted bus and a module
responds midway through the test, it will appear with a
non-zero time value in this field.
This number will not reset unless the reset (eraser) button
is clicked or the bus being tested is changed.
More Information
Audible Feedback
The application can be configured in the Settings function to
beep when either a fault is detected or when the bus appears
electrically OK. Different beep strategies can be used in different scenarios.
In the case of a vehicle with a suspected intermittent bus
fault, you might want to make the application beep on faults
so that it will beep when the fault is detected.
A user guide for the software is available in the GM Service
If you have any questions about the Data Bus Diagnostic
Tool, contact ACDelco Aftermarket Technical Support at
1-888-212-8959, prompt #2.
–Thanks to Chris Henley, David Gumpert, Bob Stewart and
Jill Laubach
Professional Service Center
Bosch Diagnostic Equipment Rebate
ACDelco PSC Program and Key Fleet
accounts are eligible to receive rebates on
diagnostic equipment purchased through an
authorized aftermarket distributor of Bosch
diagnostic equipment.
To download the current Bosch PSC
rebate form:
Simply print the rebate form, fill it out,
and send it in. This offer is valid on most
Bosch diagnostic equipment purchased
through an authorized Bosch aftermarket
distributor. Purchases must be made before
December 13, 2014.
Eligible diagnostic equipment includes:
• Log on to
• Tech 2 Pro Optima
• GM MDI OEM Tester
• Click the PSC Program tab
• CANdi Module
• Click Program Benefits
• M-VCI 2 Hardware Only Kit
• Click Rewards Benefits
• Enter your six-digit ACDelco account
code (starts with a #6)
• Scroll down and click the Bosch
Diagnostic Service Tool Rebate
• BAT 55
• SMT 300
–Thanks to Jill Brown
GM Dealer Equipment
Diagnostic Tools
GM Dealer Equipment is offering the Tech 2 US Value
Kit for $1499 and CAN Diagnostic Interface (CANdi) modules for $399 through the end of the 2014.
The Tech 2 Value Kit
• Tech 2 Scan Tool
• 32 MB Memory Card
• 16 Pin Adapter
• DLC Cable
• 2 Year Warranty
The Tech 2 does not
come with software or the adapter/cable needed for
updates. These need to be purchased separately and are
required for Tech 2 operation.
• Serial to USB Adapter KeySpan, part number
561-555201 ($40)
• Serial to RS232 Adapter DB9, part number 3000311
• Any Cat 5e network cable
• Software can be purchased at
These GM Dealer Equipment offers cannot be combined with any other promotional offers or rebates.
To order, call 1 -800-GMTOOLS, option #2, and
then option #1. Your six-digit ACDelco account code is
–Thanks to Jill Brown
ACDelco Sponsors
HVAC Technology
Seminar at 2015
MACS Event
The 2015 Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Training
Event and Trade Show will be held February 5-7, 2015 at
the Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel and Convention Center in
Orlando, Fla.
The “Meet Me at MACS” theme of the training event and
trade show emphasizes the important benefits that come
with attending a live training session.
ACDelco is sponsoring the HVAC Technology & Service
Insights training seminar that will be held several times during the training event. The class covers some of the most
recent advances in automotive A/C, such as new refrigerants
— R-1234yf and others — and hybrid and e
­ lectric vehicle
thermal management. Changes being made to the service
and diagnosis of mobile HVAC s­ ystems due to the differences of R-1234yf refrigerant will be featured along with recent
enhancements to components of these systems.
In addition, the class highlights new refrigerant circuit
enhancements, new actuators, networking, sensors, and
new tools and equipment. Plus, tips are given on module
reprogramming to correct HVAC conditions.
Opening the trade show will be Original Equipment
Manufacturers’ (OEM) presentations from GM, Chrysler,
Ford and Toyota.
For more information and to register for the training
event, go to the MACS 2015 Training Event page at
–Thanks to Peter Robert
The following technical tips provide repair information about specific conditions on a variety of vehicles. If you have a tough or unusual
­service repair, the Diagnostic Hotline can help. Call 1-800-825-5886, prompt #2, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday–Friday,
to speak with a technical expert with the latest OEM information.
HVAC Vent and Floor Mode
Selection Inoperative
2007-2014 Chevrolet Express, GMC
Savana equipped with 6.6L Diesel
When replacing the rear wheel bearing and hub/spindle, the proper tools
must be used to ensure proper repairs.
must be used to lift up both ends of the
coil assembly at equal angles.
To press out the axle, use the wheel
nuts to attach the J-42129 remover tool
and remove the spindle.
To remove the spindle from the rear
wheel bearing, use the DT-51438 punch
tool and a hammer.
Ignition coil assembly damage
Prying up on only one end of the coil
assembly, instead of lifting up both
ends of the coil assembly equally, can
damage or break the ignition coil high
tension towers or boots.
Add a hose to the vacuum pump
discharge port.
The HVAC air delivery mode controls
may not change from the defrost mode
on some models equipped with the
6.6L diesel engine. This condition may
be caused by water contaminating the
HVAC vacuum pump or debris being
ingested through the pump discharge
port when the pump shuts off, resulting
in moisture being drawn back into the
The wheel bearing must be replaced
every time the wheel hub is removed. It
will be damaged when pressing out the
wheel hub flange.
Replace the vacuum pump and add
a 101 mm (4 inch) piece of 9/32"ID
GM6147M or 5/16"ID GM6198M hose
to the white discharge port.
2013-2015 Buick Encore and
Chevrolet Trax; 2009-2011 Chevrolet
Aveo; 2011-2015 Chevrolet Cruze;
2012-2015 Chevrolet Sonic
Tool DT-51438
Ignition Coil Assembly
Rear Wheel Bearing and
Hub/Spindle Replacement
Damage caused by prying up on
one end of the coil assembly.
Product Information
2011-2014 Caprice PPV; 2014
Chevrolet SS; 2008-2009 Pontiac G8
For free technical assistance and product
information regarding specific ACDelco
­products, contact these toll-free information
hotlines staffed by ASE-certified technicians:
Brakes – 1-888-701-6169 (prompt #1)
Chassis and ReadyStruts – 1-800-270-2124
Clutches – 1-888-725-8625
EN-6009 Removal and Installer tools
Tool J-42129
When removing the ignition coil
assembly on the 1.4L 4-cylinder
engine, 1.6L 4-cylinder engine or 1.8L
4-cylinder engine, EN-6009 Ignition
Module Remover and Installer tools
Lift Supports – 1-800-790-5438
Shocks – 1-877-466-7752
Starters and Alternators (New) –
Starters and Alternators (Reman) –
Steering – 1-855-451-1212
Wiper Blades – 1-800-810-7096
Diagnose New Systems in the Interactive
Diagnostic Exercises
There are four new diagnostic exercises now available on the ACDelco Learning Management System.
These exercises are interactive courses that cover
specific procedures on a vehicle system.
Active Safety System and SRS Diagnostic
Exercise (S-ST10-01.01SIM) – Diagnose an intermittent airbag warning lamp and an airbag warning lamp
that stays on, as well as service the Driver Assist
Braking Systems Diagnostic Exercise (S-BK0502.01SIM) — Diagnose and resolve a wheel speed
sensor fault.
New Virtual Classroom Training
Passenger Car All-Wheel Drive (S-MT03-02.01VCT) – This course
discusses the diagnosis of front-wheel and rear-wheel drive passenger cars with all-wheel drive systems, including diagnosing an AWD
concern on a FWD vehicle and diagnosing a transfer case clutch
­calibration resistor circuit concern on a rear-while drive vehicle.
Engines, New and Updates (S-EP08-04.01VCT) – This course
­ rovides information about the 6.2L LT1, 4.3L LV3, 2.0L LUZ, 2.5L
LKW, 3.6L LF3, 5.3L L83, and 6.2L L86 engines, including engine
features, specifications, new technology, and service procedures.
Topics covered include fuel injector fuel rail assembly replacement,
fuel pump replacement, the balance shaft and timing chain assembly, the intake valve lift control system, the camshaft cover cleaning
procedure, the twist lock injector connector, fuel injection pump
replacement, and timing belt removal and replacement.
GM Chassis Control Systems Diagnostic Exercise
(S-SS04-02.01SIM) – Diagnose a fault in the multi
axis sensor, the suspension position sensor, and the
­wiring for the multi axis sensor and steering wheel
angle sensor.
For information on the requirements for VCTs, refer to the VCT
User Guide by selecting the Resources icon at the top of the
Training home page.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Diagnostic
Exercise (S-SS04-01.01SIM) – Diagnose a defective
Remote Control Door Lock Receiver, a defective tire
pressure monitoring sensor, and an incorrect setup in
the BCM for the Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
Training Schedule
To launch a diagnostic exercise, perform a catalog
search and select Simulation under Delivery Type.
How to Take ACDelco Training
Go to and click
the Training tab to log in to the ACDelco Learning
Management System (LMS).
• To launch or enroll in courses in your training
path, open the home page to view your Training
Progress Status Report, select Show Detail, and
then click the course number and title to view
details on a specific course and to launch or enroll
in the course.
• To enroll in an Instructor-Led Training (ILT) course
(ILTs are full-day hands-on classroom courses),
click Take Training > Catalog > Catalog Search and
select Instructor-Led Training under Delivery Type.
• To launch a Web-Based Training (WBT) course
(WBTs are 1- to 4-hour self-guided online courses),
click Take Training > Catalog > Catalog Search and
select Service or Business Web-Based Training
under Delivery Type.
• To launch a TechAssist (TAS) course (TAS courses
are 15- to 20-minute online presentations on a specific topic), click Take Training > Catalog > Catalog
Search and select TechAssist under Delivery Type.
• To launch a Simulation (SIM) (SIMs require users
to complete all repairs for a condition), click Take
Training > Catalog > Catalog Search and select
Simulation under Delivery Type.
Current Instructor-Led Training (ILT) Courses
The following ILT courses are currently being scheduled:
Course Number Course Name
Automotive Air Conditioning Advanced Refrigerant
System Diagnostics
HVAC Control System Operation and Diagnostics
ABS Operation and Diagnosis
Electronic Brake and Chassis Controls: Is the
vehicle really smarter than the driver?
Vehicle Network Communications: When modules
talk, who is really listening?
Network Communication Diagnosis
Electrical Power Management
Enhanced Automotive Circuit Diagnosis
Body Electrical Global Diagnostics
Advanced Body Control System Electrical
Hybrid Vehicle Service and Safety: Batteries
S-EM01-01.01ILT Valvetrain Controls: Are they phasing you?
Engine Performance Computer Controls and
Ignition System Diagnostics
Engine Performance Air Induction and Fuel
System Diagnostics
Engine Performance Fault Monitoring and
Emission System Diagnostics
Engine Performance Advanced Drivability
After Combustion Sensors: Is what is in the
exhaust making your engine run rough?
Air Induction and Fuel Injection Systems
Evaporative Emissions Controls: Why is there
always a code but never a leak we can find?
Spark Generation: Is a lack of spark sending you
up in flames?
Direct Injection
Duramax Diesel Operation and Diagnosis
Vibration Correction Diagnostics
Supplemental Restraint Systems
– Thanks to Greg St. Aubin