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ZF Electronification of the Chassis Webinar (Basic Level) 6PM EASTERN


with Wes Dickens

Calendar Jun 14, 2023 at 6 pm

Remember the days when steering wheels were twice the size of what they are now? Have you looked under a car recently and wondered why there seems to be more control arms than you’re used to or noticed that the steering rack is electro-mechanical now? That rack could have been missing the hydraulic pump since 2012. There also may be a few more computers involved.    

With the electronification of the chassis, understanding of the OE design across multiple systems has become even more important in daily shop repairs. This class presents the correlation between those systems and electro-mechanical parts.    

What makes this class important for a technician is the ability to leave with an understanding of how these changes influence the design of parts and knowledge of fault codes to properly diagnose daily needed repairs.    

This is the vehicle social network. And technicians will recognize the connection as the chassis system, suspension system, electronic parking brakes, and even the importance of friction formulas are explained and linked.    

After completing this training, participants will be able to: 

• Classify speed dependent steering 

• Describe 4-wheel steer 

• Explain Electric drive 

• Explain function of electro-steering systems 

• Describe common failures related to the electric steering system 

• Understand how to read data from scanner to identify a failure 

ZF A Guide to Mechatronic Fundamentals and Repair Webinar (Basic Level) 6PM PACIFIC


with Wes Dickens

Calendar Jul 26, 2023 at 6 pm

On a mechatronic for the simple fact they haven’t been introduced to the unit in a way that provides them the foundation to perform the needed work.    

In this class, technicians will gain an understanding of the unit, learn the ‘musts’ they need to be aware of to not ruin the unit, and most importantly become comfortable with opening and closing the unit to perform a proper diagnosis.    

This is a virtual class, but hands-on, as the technical trainer completely opens the unit and shows all the wear components. After this class, technicians will have the knowledge needed to consider adding level one mechatronic repair to the shop offerings.  


After completing this training, the participant will be able to: 

• List internal components of the Mechatronic 

• Differentiate between different types of mechatronics 

• Understand common failures

• Describe differences between pressure regulators and solenoids 

• Explain proper removal of the mechatronic

• Review the disassembly and assembly process of the mechatronic


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