TAC Tips Summer 2017

We are resolving a number of cases every day and wanted to share some of the great conversations and tips we’ve had from across the country.  Check back every day! Follow-up on Twitter or Facebook for a regular update.

Contributor: ACDelco’s Daily TAC Tip comes from the team at ACDelco’s Technical Assistance Centre.

February 16, 2017
Thanks to our Program member from:    Stratford, PEI.
Vehicle:  2012 Dodge Caravan, 3.6L.
Condition:  Codes C2206-00, C212A-16, U0401-00 after replacing the TIPM  
Follow service information after replacing the TIPM, the new module has to be programed to the vehicle. 

June 8, 2017
Thanks to our Program member from:     Windsor,ON
Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Dakota 
Question: How to adjust the timing after removal of distributor. The distributor was removed to repair a broken bolt under it. No reference mark can be found to install
Solution: Synchronize the distributor using scan tool.

June 1, 2017
Thanks to our Program member from:    Stittsville,ON
Vehicle: 2002 Ford Escape
Condition: Lift gate will not operate with remote or switch.
Agent recommendation: Check with scan tool if input from lift gate switch is showing a change when pressing the switch and if no try new SJB.
Solution: SJB module needs to be replaced and will order it from ACDelco.

TAC Information 

We’re listening! ACDelco’s TAC team listens because they know how frustrating it can be to get good sound advice when it comes to vehicle diagnostics.

It pays to get it done right, and fast - the first time!
That’s the objective for all of our ACDelco Technical Assistance Centre licensed technicians. To get your problem diagnosis dealt with quickly and correctly…and of course, to just be there to listen.

ACDelco Technical Assistance Centre – Diagnostic Hotline
Live Technical support via phone – available 60 hours a week!
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The ACDelco TAC line is fully staffed with multi-lingual technicians Monday – Friday from 8am-6pm EST, ensuring they are available to take your call (or fax, or email). In English or French, our qualified TAC agents will be ready to answer your questions.

The TAC line uses the most advanced technology and current repair databases, in addition to detailed case information and data mining. Our agents have full access to common failure causes and repair procedures databases. Access to these cases can help solve the most complex requests.

Our TAC Specialists
ACDelco’s TAC line has master technicians supporting Domestic, European and Asian import vehicles. Agents have an impressive 45 years combined hands on experience. The breadth of experience includes:

  • Working directly with vehicle manufacturers and aftermarket suppliers
  • Class training delivery
  • Field experience
  • Auto body and collision repair
  • Heavy-duty and military powertrain experience. 

Daniel Bernard has 25 years of automotive technical experience both in the OE and aftermarket environments, as well as heavy duty trucks. His background includes technician, warranty administration, technical training, dealer tool development and validation, technical assistance center support. Daniel provides technical training and support services in French and English.

Daniel (Dan) Mariani has 21 years of automotive technical experience with experience in both the OE and aftermarket environments. He is Honda certified and holds certificates in Automotive Service, Mechanical – Tool & Die Maker, and Architectural Technology.

Systems Support
ACDelco’s TAC agents have a lengthy list of technical resources and databases to support your complex questions. This includes factory OE information, as well as internal technical experts, field engineers, product specialists, and technical writers for several OEM's.

Resource databases include all major all makes manufacturers. Additional repair databases include Alldata, IATN, Mitchell1, Automotive Service Profession, eSI and more.
Access to Service Technical Specialists include the following manufactures: GM, Mercedes Benz, VW, Audi, Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Chrysler, BMW, Volvo, Honda, Nissan, SAAB, Toyota, Hyundai, & KIA.