Common EPS Mechanical Failure Types to Look For

Posted by TransTec on January 15, 2020

When you're dealing with modern EPS systems in your shop, the bulk of the issues and failures you'll be dealing with will likely be related to electronics: components, sensors, boards, circuitry, communication, and more. However, that doesn't mean you will never come across mechanical failures in these vehicles as well, and you should be sure that your team of technicians is prepared to diagnose and repair them. While there are many different potential error codes and mechanical failure types to look for, your first priority should be to familiarize yourself with the most frequently diagnosed types.

In this post, we'll describe the most common EPS mechanical failure types to look for during the diagnostic process and discuss how you can approach rebuilding and repairing these issues.

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Categories: EPS, Electronic Power Steering

How Servicing EPS Makes Your Business More Competitive

Posted by TransTec on January 1, 2020

As electronic power steering (EPS) continues to grow as a segment of the power steering industry, drivers will inevitably need to bring their vehicles in for service from time to time. However, because EPS systems are so different from traditional hydraulic steering, servicing these units requires some specialized tools and training, but not every power steering shop takes the time to invest in them. When your shop makes the transition to EPS service, the benefits of your new capabilities can actually give you a range of advantages over your competition in the industry.

In this post, we'll explain how servicing EPS makes your business more competitive than other shops and the dealership and why making the EPS transition is so important to the future of your business.

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Categories: EPS, Electronic Power Steering

Common EPS Electronic Column System Failures

Posted by TransTec on December 18, 2019

Transitioning into electronic power steering service can come with several challenges for your business and service team. Perhaps the biggest change you'll need to undergo is the radical shift in the diagnosis and repair processes today's EPS systems demand. You and your team will need to learn to address and entirely new field of electronic failures that require a different approach than you would use to repair the mechanical, hydraulic issues you might be used to.

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Categories: EPS, Electronic Power Steering

Sourcing Specialized EPS Tools

Posted by TransTec on November 27, 2019

When your power steering business is built around electronic power steering, it's going to look and run a lot differently than a traditional hydraulic shop. One of the biggest changes you'll need to make during the transition process is making sure you have all the right tools and equipment on hand to ensure you can handle modern EPS service. In addition to investing in a diagnostic scan tool and the high quality rebuild parts you need to do a successful EPS repair, you may also run into situations where you need a more specialized or even custom tool to get the job done.

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Categories: EPS, Electronic Power Steering

EPS Troubleshooting Resources for Rebuilders

Posted by TransTec on November 13, 2019

Preparatory education and training are massive contributors to the success of your shop's electronic power steering rebuilds and repairs, but sometimes the unexpected happens during your service and forces you to take a step back and analyze your options. Even with some background knowledge of EPS, your team will still likely run into service issues now and again that require some troubleshooting. While EPS is currently dominating today's steering market, service information on the newest EPS systems and parts can be limited and somewhat difficult to come by. However, when you run into EPS service issues, you're not alone.

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Categories: EPS, Electronic Power Steering