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  • Why is a Caterpillar Engine Arrangement Number Critical to Efficiency?

    When researching service and/or parts information for a Caterpillar engine it is very important to include the Arrangement Number(AN) along with the Engine Serial Number (ESN). The AN is a breakdown of the different components used in your specific engine. Items such as piston group, cylinder head group, fuel system group and all other components are described in detail.

  • Tips to Identify and Diagnose Transmission Failure

    Sounds associated with gears and bearings vary or disappear depending on the gear position selected and vehicle speed. From those sound clues, the technician may look at the transmission power flow charts to determine which gears and bearings are in operation when the sound occurs. Once the noise has been isolated, it may be time to pull the transmission out of the truck to take a look inside. This is when things get exciting.

  • Are you ready to repair ADAS?

    We’ve all heard the old adage, “no news is good news.” While that saying may sound encouraging, the logical part of our mind probably wonders what’s going on with the “no news” part. See how TruckSeries can help you be ahead of the curve when it comes to ADAS.

  • How to Quickly Find Engine Serial Numbers

    Along with the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), the Engine Serial Number (ESN) plays a crucial role in determining the service information you require. Using the correct ESN helps pinpoint your actual service, repair or maintenance requirements information.

  • Tire Inflation Made Easy

    Keeping tires inflated to the proper pressure helps to improve tire life, fuel mileage and vehicle safety. Obviously, on a tractor and trailer there are a good number of tires to check and maintain. It takes time to check and balance the air pressure on 18 or more wheels. Thus, a tire inflation system can truly help the operator and maintenance personnel maintain uniform tire pressures with considerably less effort.

  • The Challenge of Noise and Vibration Diagnosis

    Vehicle noises and vibration can be a big challenge for service technicians. There are several factors that will greatly help the technician to make a quick and accurate noise/vibration diagnosis. Mitchell 1’s TruckSeries can help you “fine tune” your diagnosis quickly.

  • Routine maintenance used to be simple

    Routine scheduled maintenance isn’t like it used to be. These days it is a whole different ballgame. Mitchell 1 TruckSeries helps take the guesswork out of the process with maintenance and lubrication information. Read about it here.

  • That Run Down Feeling

    All too often, faults and regeneration cycles for the diesel exhaust aftertreatment systems take trucks out of service at the most inopportune times. Learn how to prevent these down times in the latest Tips and Tricks blog!

  • Where Is That Relay Box?

    Are you spending too much time trying to locate where relay blocks and relay positions are? TruckSeries can help you cut that wasted time out and speed up your troubleshooting procedures.