Bar Specified Diagnostic & Repair Training  also know as alternative A6,a8,l1

Course Hours: 72

Course Description:  

BAR Specified Diagnostic and Repair Training is intended to provide students a high level of competency in the diagnosis and repair of Smog Check failures. This training focuses on the areas of electrical/electronic systems and engine and emission control performance. Students with at least two years of engine performance repair experience and who successfully complete this training may qualify for the state licensing examination for the Smog Check Repair Technician License. 

General information 

  1. Describe and demonstrate personal, shop, equipment, and vehicle safety practices. 
  2. Explain the causes and effects of air pollution as it relates to the automotive industry. 
  3. Explain the standards of practice pertaining to Smog Check licensure. 
  4. Locate, assess and apply vehicle service / repair information, in the process of Smog Check diagnosis and repair. 
  5. Employ appropriate diagnostic and repair processes based on the customer’s complaint, the cause of inspection failure, or vehicle data / information.
  6. Establish a level of priority with respect to the repair of a Smog Check failure using inspection and vehicle data / information. 

Electrical/Electronic Systems 

  1. Describe principles of electricity and electronics. 
  2. Define electrical terms of watts, voltage, current and resistance. 
  3. Describe and identify the types of automotive electrical circuits (series, parallel, and series/parallel). 
  4. Describe and identify the types of electrical and electronic components used in computer controlled automotive systems. 
  5. Describe theory, design and operation of automotive electrical and electronic systems.
  6. Identify standard electrical and electronic symbols.. 
  7. Demonstrate full understanding of electrical principals in detecting defects in electrical/electronic circuits, including, but not limited to, continuity tests, resistance tests, current/amperage tests, voltage drop tests. 
  8. Interpret electrical wiring diagrams and schematics to diagnose automotive electrical and electronic systems. 
  9. Employ various types of test equipment, including but not limited to a digital multi meter (DMM) and a digital storage oscilloscope (DSO).

Engine and Emission Control Performance 

  1. Describe engine theory, design, and operation.
  2. Describe the theory, design and operation of induction and exhaust systems. 
  3. Describe the theory, design and operation of fuel systems. 
  4. Describe the theory, design and operation of ignition systems.
  5. Describe theory, purpose, design and operation of emission control systems, including, but not limited to, crankcase controls, fuel evaporation controls, air injection, exhaust gas re-circulation, catalyst and other exhaust gas after treatment systems, and integrated emission control management strategies, such as spark control and variable valve timing. 
  6. Describe the exhaust byproducts of internal combustion and define the primary emissions resulting from this combustion process. (Oxygen, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbon, oxides of nitrogen, Sulfur dioxide, particulate matter). 
  7. Explain the relationship of the air/fuel ratio to the combustion process and the resulting emissions (stoichiometric, rich, and lean). 
  8. Analyze exhaust gas readings to determine the best diagnostic strategy (4 - 5 gas analysis). 
  9. Employ engine and emission control diagnostic test equipment, including, but not limited to, cylinder compression gauge, cylinder leak down tester, fuel pressure gauge, ignition oscilloscope, timing light, pressure/vacuum gauge, DMM, OBD diagnostic scan tool, DSO, and exhaust gas analyzer.
  10. Diagnose engine mechanical malfunctions or defects and determine appropriate repairs. 
  11. Diagnose induction and fuel system malfunctions or defects and determine appropriate repairs.
  12. Diagnose emission control systems malfunctions/defects and determine appropriate repairs. Including, but not limited to, crankcase controls, fuel evaporation controls, exhaust gas re circulation, secondary air, and catalytic converter efficiency. 
  13. Diagnose ignition system malfunctions or defects and determine appropriate repairs. 
  14. Identify root or underlying causes of engine and emission control malfunctions and differentiate between mechanical, electrical/electronic and fuel system problems and determine appropriate repairs. 
  15. Describe the theory, design and operation of computerized engine and emission control management systems, OBDI and OBDII. 
  16. Identify computerized engine and emissions control systems, subsystems and components. 
  17. Describe OBDII monitors: catalyst efficiency, misfire detection, fuel system, heated exhaust gas oxygen sensors, EGR, and comprehensive component monitors, evaporation emissions, secondary air injection, thermostat, and PCV monitor.
  18. Describe the OBDII system modes of operation, modes 1-9. 
  19. Evaluate a vehicle’s OBD data, to determine the systems operational status and condition, including, but not limited to, supported monitors, monitor enabling criteria, monitor readiness, generic and vehicle manufacturer fault codes, freeze frame data, and fuel control. 
  20. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and ability in using an OBDII diagnostic scan tool to detect various engine and emission control malfunctions. 
  21. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and ability in using a DSO to detect various system / component malfunctions. 
  22. Evaluate a vehicle’s OBD data to verify proper engine / emission controls management functionality- repair verification.  

UT026 BAR 16 Hour Update: Diesel Fundamentals & Diagnostics Principals

Course Hours: 16

Course Description:  

Diesels are becoming more and more popular here in the USA every year. Diesel technology has improved over the years and the emissions are now comparable with that of gasoline engines and it stands that many manufacturers will now include the diesel power plants in their fleets due to their efficiency and improved millage. There is a general lack of understanding how diesel engines and fuel systems work and this course will address this lack through the California smog check program update training program. Students will gain the understanding of diesel combustion principles, Types of fuel systems, Emissions systems and controls, Intake systems, on-board diagnostics and much more. This manual utilizes Materials that are proven the industry and are NATEF certified. These materials are designed for higher education and have been perfected over the years. This manual also includes sound diagnostic strategies based on real world instruction. This course also includes time in the shop with practical labs to enhance materials learned in class. These labs will require the student to hook up a scan tool to monitor a diesel OBD II system and determine codes, monitors readiness and mode 6 data. At the end of this course students should have developed knowledge and skills necessary to diagnose tailpipe emissions and OBD II system failures on Diesel fuel and emission systems. The certificate for completion is valid for two years from the date of the final exam. 


UT029 BAR 16 Hour Update: Hybrid Fundamentals & Safety   

Course Hours: 16

Course Description:  

Hybrids are becoming Mainstream in the USA and as the EPA mandates stricter requirements for gas mileage and emissions the manufacturers will be forced to produce more of them to meet these demands. The California smog program will begin certifying Hybrids soon and as it stands smog technicians have very limited exposure to even the basics on these complex vehicles. It is the intention of this class to teach hybrids from a generic prospective and to give basic understanding of all the systems involved that could be of potential danger. This class will also offer a fundamental understanding in the use of hybrid technology in terms of Series and Parallel Design. This class will expand on the use of generators, inverters, converters, Internal Combustion Engine Design and Features, Heating and ventilation and a quick look at the successful Toyota hybrids. Safety is a major concern and this book will give a thorough understanding of the difference between high voltage and low voltage systems and show technicians proper procedures for powering down the high voltage system. It is the intent of the class to allow a technician to feel more comfortable while working around or with hybrid technology. 

UT028 BAR 16 Hour Update: New Technologies

Course Hours: 16

Course Description:  

It used to be that diagnosis was streamline and more focused but now with the addition of Can networks and new complex systems it has become convoluted

and challenging. It is the intention of this class to teach a thorough understanding of the complex network systems today’s technicians will face and improve their ability to sift through the obstacles when diagnosing emission failures. This course will also give technicians the tools and understanding for diagnosing new systems such as throttle control, Direct Injections, Wide Band O2 Sensors and variable cam timing. There is even a chapter dedicated to ignition systems as well as teaching the more advanced systems such as Waist Spark and Coil on Plug. It is the intention of this course to give technicians the confidence and understanding in diagnosing newer technologies that they may encounter in their daily routine of repairing failed vehicle within California smog check program. This course utilizes Materials that are proven the industry and are NATEF certified. These materials are designed for higher education and have been perfected over the years. This manual also includes sound diagnostic strategies based on real world instruction. This course also includes time in the shop with practical labs to enhance materials learned in class. These labs will require the student to hook up a scan tool to monitor OBD II system, Perform Can communication checks, identify codes, Wide band O2 sensor data, and variable cam timing data. At the end of this course students should have developed knowledge and skills to accurately diagnose CAN communication failures, variable cam timing, Throttle control systems, direct injection and complex ignition system failures. The certificate for completion is valid for two years from the date of the final exam.  


UT027 BAR 16 Hour Update: OBD II System  &  Diagnostic Strategies 

Course Hours: 16

Course Description:  

This book was created to help technicians develop the critical thinking skills necessary for accurate and fast diagnostics pertaining to failed vehicles in the California smog test program. The focus of the book is to teach the diagnostic strategies today’s technicians should follow to minimize their diagnostic time and improve accuracy. This book will emphasize the utilization of the diagnostics that are built into to today’s vehicles such as Mode 6, Fuel Trim, and Emission Diagnostic Monitors. The book begins with a chapter on basic computer operation as a refresher how the computers work, then discusses some basic diagnostic approaches such as the 8-step approach, Symptom based diagnostics, and oscilloscope diagnostic. It is the intention of this course to give technicians the confidence and understanding when diagnosing vehicles and to help them develop a systematic approach that is proven to guide them to a conclusion with the least number of mistakes. This course utilizes Materials that are proven the industry and are NATEF certified. These materials are designed for higher education and have been perfected over the years. The diagnostic strategies discussed in this book are valid and real world. This course also includes time in the shop with practical labs to enhance materials learned in class. These labs will require the student to hook up a scan tool to monitor OBD II system, identify the 9 modes of operation in the global OBD II system, Interpret Mode Data, and perform Fuel Trim calculations. At the end of this course students should have developed knowledge and skills to accurately diagnose most symptoms based and code related concerns of failed vehicles. The certificate for completion is valid for two years from the date of the final exam.  


Smog Inspector level 1

Course Hours: 68

Course Description:  

  1. Describe and demonstrate personal, shop, equipment, and vehicle safety practices.
  2. Describe engine theory, design, and operation for both gasoline and diesel vehicles.
  3. Demonstrate their knowledge, skills and abilities in identifying engine systems, parts and Components.
  4. Describe emission control systems theory, design and operation for both gasoline and Diesel vehicles.
  5. Demonstrate their knowledge, skills and abilities in identifying emission control systems On various vehicle designs.
  6. Demonstrate their knowledge, skills and abilities in checking ignition timing on various Vehicle designs.
  7. Demonstrate their knowledge, skills and abilities in checking the operation of exhaust Gas re-circulation systems on various system designs.
  8. Demonstrate their knowledge, skills and abilities in checking monitor readiness on Vehicles equipped with second generation on-board diagnostics systems (OBDII).

Smog Inspector Level 2

Course Hours: 28

Course Description:  

  1. Describe the laws, regulations, and procedures associated with consumer authorization of Inspections and the overall administration of the Smog Check Program.
  2. Describe the standards of practice expected of Smog Check Inspectors.
  3. Demonstrate ability to calibrate an emission inspection system.
  4. Demonstrate their knowledge, skills and abilities in performing Smog Check emission tests on Various vehicle designs.
  5. Demonstrate their knowledge, skills and abilities in performing Smog Check visual inspections on Various vehicle designs.
  6. Describe and demonstrate they have the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform smog check Functional tests on various vehicle designs. 


Brake and Lamp Exam Prep 

Course Hours: 24

Course Description:  

This course was developed to help Technicians pass the state Brake and lamp Exam. This is not a certified course and is not required by the state it is intended as a workshop to prepare technicians for the brake and lamp exam. This class will show proper hands on inspections of brake systems measurement of brake common brake components, Inspections of the lighting system with hands on adjustment procedures. This class will also go over all the rules and regulation regarding the brake and lamp program. There will be lecture in the class to cover the latest braking systems and complex lighting systems. In the end, the student should gain the information that will give him an edge while taking the state of Californian brake and lamp examination.  


 VEHICLE PROGRAMMING WORKSHOP 

Smog Tech Institute is offering vehicle programming workshops using the Drew Technologies generic programming tools. In this class you will learn how to use this tool to access the factory web site and imulate the powerful factory scan tools for programming and factory scan tool functions. There will be live demonstrations and lots of hands on training in the LAB.  look at schedule avalibility and pricing.  


 CAN THEORY & DIAGNOSTIC WORKSHOP

One of the most difficult diagnostics in the automotive industry are CAN communication error codes. Smog Tech Institute would like to help improve your chances of a successful diagnostic and repair related to CAN communications fault codes and communication errors.  This is a hands on workshop that will provide the technicians with knowledge to successfully navigate difficult CAN communication systems and troubleshoot complex faults. This will be a 2-day workshop Saturday and Sunday 16 hours in length. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. space is limited to 15 students so reserve your spot today.  look at schedule avalibility and pricing.


MODE 6 & ADVANCED SCAN TOOL DIAGNOSTICS

Learn how to use Global OBD II mode 6 data to repair your vehicle right the first time by checking your repairs for accuracy, identifying emission systems that are close to failing, understand why monitors may not be running, gain insight into how the computer is testing emission control components so that you can test them the same way. Besides mode 6 the technician will learn how to use the scan tool as a powerful diagnostic tool and just as a code reader. There will be advanced hands on use in class performing actuation test on direct injection and variable cam timing systems. There will be focus on scan tool data interpretation. This will be a 2-day workshop Saturday and Sunday 16 hours in length. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. space is limited to 15 students so reserve your spot today.  look at schedule avalibility and pricing.


OBD EVAP SYSTEM DIAGNOSTIC WORKSHOP

Learn about the different evap systems and how to diagnose them. Perform hands on evap testing using smoke machines and low pressure evap testers, utilize the mode 6 data to check for failed monitors even when there are no codes. Use scan tools to perform computerized evap test and analyze and interpret the results. look at schedule avalibility and pricing.   

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