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Technical Training by ZF Aftermarket UK

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ZF Aftermarket UK can offer training across all its markets to keep your technical teams up to date with the latest technology and information on ZF Products.

Our car and CV training courses are fully IMI accredited and designed to give you both theory and hands on experience to enhance your product knowledge and develop your existing technical skills.

For more information contact our Customer Services Team who will be able to offer you additional information and support on 0333 240 1123. Alternatively, go to our enquiry form, fill in your details and tick Training in the Type of Request drop down box: Contact.

Course outlines

This course is aimed at garage technicians / mechanics for Car and Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) applications.

What is it about?

This one day course considers the key aspects of clutch system awareness, illustrating the clutch functions, components and types aswell as the DMFs superiority above conventional dampers through presentation, discussion and hands on tutorial.

Course Overview

  • Components and clutch operation
  • Clutch release systems - CSC fitting awareness and installation
  • Vibration damping - damper design, functions and features
  • XTend self-adjusting clutch - features and fitting awareness
  • Fitting awareness theory
  • Practical fitting awareness (workshop)
  • Conventional driven plate dampers — functions and failures
  • DMF — why install it?, why need it?, how does it work?
  • DMF — components and types
  • DMF — wear and damage assessment
  • Vehicle system faults and investigation
  • DMF — practical assessment of damage (workshop)

What will you get out of it?

  • Skills to undertake a correct clutch and release system installation
  • Recognition of the a clutch components
  • Knowledge of vibration reduction
  • Skills to undertake a practical clutch damage assessment
  • Skills to undertake a practical DMF damage assessment
  • Recognition of the principle differences between conventional damper and DMF
  • Fault finding skills for root cause of DMF failures
  • Guidance from experienced tutor; with extensive practical knowledge of SACHS clutches
  • Guidance from experienced tutor; with extensive practical knowledge of SACHS DMF
  • Potential workshop costs reduction (reducing chances of repeat vehicle failure)

This course is aimed at garage technicians/mechanics for Car and Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) applications.

What is it about?

This one day course considers the key aspects of automatic transmission operation and covers servicing requirements for ZF automatic transmissions.

Course Overview

  • Automatic transmission design and operation
  • Lubrication requirements
  • Correct oil change processes for the 6HP transmission.
  • The correct removal and refitting procedure for the mechatronic.
  • Testing transmission oil for glycol.
  • A look at future technology.

What will you get out of it?

  • The knowledge of how an automatic transmission operates, including torque converter operation and parts identification.
  • An understanding of ZF automatic transmission lubrication requirements and the effects of using the incorrect lubricants.
  • Knowledge of the correct process for oil changes.
  • The correct removal and refitting procedure for the mechatronic.

This course is aimed at garage technicians/mechanics for Car and Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) applications.

What is it about?

This two day course considers the key aspects of the transmissions operation and servicing requirements and covers basic diagnostic skills.

Course Overview

  • Transmission design and operation
  • Lubrication requirements
  • Correct oil change processes
  • Basic diagnostic skills
  • The use of the ZF Test Man diagnostic system
  • Usage of a generic diagnostic system
  • Strip and rebuild a transmission in order to better understand power flows.

What will you get out of it?

An understanding of:

  • How the 6/8 speed automatic transmission operates
  • The lubrication requirements of the transmission
  • The effect of using the incorrect lubricants
  • The correct processes for oil changes
  • How to correctly identify transmission faults in order to ensure correct diagnosis.

(A separate course operates covering detailed transmission diagnostics, including information on the mechatronic unit)

This course is aimed at garage technicians / mechanics for Car and Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) applications.

What is it about?

This one day course considers the key aspects of modern steering systems and gives an insight into the developments currently taking place in both steering and suspension systems. This is done by both classroom and hands on tutorials.

Course Overview

  • Steering System Integration
  • Shock Absorber development including continuous damping control
  • Suspension developments and the use of composite materials
  • Active Steering Systems Vehicle system faults and investigation
  • Steering Geometry set up and complexity using VW/Audi multi-link system as an example

What will you get out of it?

An understanding of:

  • Steering and suspension systems as integrated parts
  • Modern developments in steering and suspension systems
  • The principles of active steering systems
  • The importance and complexity of steering geometry
  • Potential workshop costs reduction (reducing chances of repeat vehicle failure)

This course is aimed at garage technicians / mechanics for Commercial Vehicles (LCV & PSV) applications.

What is it about?

This one day course considers the key aspects of this steering system and gives an insight into the developments currently taking place in steering systems including the introduction of electrical systems into commercial vehicles. This is done by both classroom and hands on tutorials.

Course Overview

  • Steering System Integration and Safety
  • The correct handling and installation of ZF Servocom parts.
  • Oil, fluids and lubricants and maintenance procedures
  • Developments in Commercial Vehicle electrical steering systems
  • Design and system overview of ZFServocom components
  • Test points, Test Parameters and Results (Workshop) Test Systems and Equipment
  • Vehicle system faults and investigation

What will you get out of it?

An understanding of:

  • The ZF Servocom system and components
  • Modern developments in CV steering systems
  • The principles of the ZF Servocom System
  • The location of test points and parameters of the system
  • An awareness of the servicing requirements of the system
  • An awareness of the correct oils and lubricants permitted on the ZF Servocom system
  • Potential workshop costs reduction (reducing the chances of repeat vehicle failure)

This course is aimed at garage technicians / mechanics for Commercial Vehicles (LCV) applications.

What is it about?

This one day course considers the key aspects of clutch and Dual Mass Flywheel system awareness, illustrating the clutch and DMF functions, components and types through presentation, discussion and hands on tutorial. Concentric Actuation Systems and programming requirements are also discussed.

Course Overview

  • Components involved in both Clutch and DMF operation
  • Clutch release systems - CSC fitting awareness and installation
  • Concentric Actuation System designs Vibration damping - damper design, functions and features
  • XTend self-adjusting clutch - features and fitting awareness
  • Fitting awareness theory Practical fitting awareness (workshop)
  • Clutch testing and demonstration (workshop)

What will you get out of it?

  • Skills to undertake a correct clutch and release system installation
  • Recognition of the clutch components
  • Knowledge of vibration reduction as affected by Dual Mass Flywheel Systems
  • Skills to undertake a practical clutch damage assessment and understand root cause failures
  • Awareness of Concentric Actuation Systems, programming requirements and damage assessment.
  • Guidance from experienced tutor; with extensive practical knowledge of SACHS clutches and Dual Mass Flywheel Systems
  • Potential workshop costs reduction (reducing chances of repeat vehicle failure)

This course is aimed at garage technicians / mechanics for Commercial Vehicles (LCV) applications.

What is it about?

This two day course considers the key aspects of the transmissions design and operation, including associated components, the interpretation of errors, field experiences and basic programming requirements.

Course Overview

  • The design and operation of the AS Tronic Transmission
  • An overview of associated components (clutch) and its effect on the transmission
  • Lubrication requirements and servicing needs
  • An overview of common problems and rectifications
  • The basic interpretation of fault codes and signals

What will you get out of it?

  • Skills to undertake a correct clutch and release system installation
  • Recognition of the clutch components
  • Knowledge of vibration reduction as affected by Dual Mass Flywheel Systems Skills to undertake a practical clutch damage assessment and understand root cause failures
  • Awareness of Concentric Actuation Systems, programming requirements and damage assessment
  • Guidance from experienced tutor; with extensive practical knowledge of SACHS clutches and Dual Mass Flywheel Systems
  • Potential workshop costs reduction (reducing chances of repeat vehicle failure)

This Ecolife course is aimed at workshop technicians/mechanics for Bus & Coach and Commercial Vehicle applications.

What will you get out of it?

An understanding of:

  • How the Ecolife transmission operates
  • The lubrication requirements of the transmission
  • The correct process for oil change and setting the correct oil level
  • How to correctly identify transmission faults in order to ensure correct diagnosis

What is it about?

This one or two day course considers the key aspects of the transmission operation, servicing requirements and basic diagnostic skills.

Course Overview (1 day)

  • Transmission design and operation Lubrication requirements
  • The use of our ZF Testman diagnostic system
  • The use of TEXA as an alternative diagnostic tool

Course Overview (2 days)

All of the above plus:

  • Removal and a full strip down of the transmission valve block
  • Electrical tests of the internal componentry (on bench)
  • Pressure tests on a transmission within the vehicle
  • Examination and appreciation of the transmission electrical architecture associated with the test vehicle
  • Statistical analysis based on information uploaded from the test vehicle
  • Health checks that can be carried out on a fleet based on this data

This Ecomat course is aimed at workshop technicians/mechanics for Bus & Coach and Commercial Vehicles applications.

What is it about?

This two day course considers the key aspects of the transmissions operation and servicing requirements and covers basic diagnostic skills.

Course Overview

  • Transmission design and operation
  • Lubrication requirements
  • Correct oil change processes
  • Basic diagnostic skills
  • The use of the ZF Test Man diagnostic system
  • Usage of a generic diagnostic system
  • Strip and rebuild a transmission in order to better understand power flows

What will you get out of it?

An understanding of:

  • How the 6/8 speed automatic transmission operates
  • The lubrication requirements of the transmission
  • The effect of using the incorrect lubricants
  • The correct processes for oil changes
  • How to correctly identify transmission faults in order to ensure correct diagnosis

(A separate course operates covering detailed transmission diagnostics, including information on the mechatronic unit)

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