ACOFAS announces technician training clinic

The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists will hold a clinic for technicians September 14-15 at the Akron Frame facility in Akron Ohio.

The topics to be covered at this clinic are:

  • What are allowable tolerances for kingpins? When do kingpins and bushings need to be replaced? What is the proper maintenance for steer axles? The answers to these questions will be covered by Bob Crepas of Dana Corporation.
  • 2010 diesel fuel systems. What do technicians need to be aware of when performing routine preventative maintenance? Can you cause major damage to the engine?
  • 2010 diesel exhaust systems. What maintenance is necessary? What precautions are needed to avoid damaging the system? The questions regarding the fuel and exhaust systems will be answered by instructors provided by Mack Truck.
  • Electric power. How should electric hybrid vehicles be safely serviced? Can you replace a broken leaf spring? Can you align the front-end? Representatives from Eaton Corporation will offer answers.
  • Proper fastener torque. A representative from Rad Torque, manufacturers of electric, pneumatic, and hydraulic torque wrenches and torque multipliers will demonstrate the different types of devices and how close tolerances should be. Most major public and private fleets now require that torque wrenches be used when tightening fasteners on their vehicles.

For more information, contact Jim Roark at (330) 634-1011, Gordon Botts at (815) 482-4255, or visit

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