National Automotive Service Professionals Week on June, 2024: Is there an easy way to clear "engine light" without replacing some sensor ?

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Is there an easy way to clear "engine light" without replacing some sensor ?

No. The check engine light indicates a problem, and I guarantee that it will return, eventually. If it is on a continuously monitored system, meaning the PCM watches it at all times for failure, the light will come on immediately. Sometimes it deals with a system that runs a monitor that is supposed to occur only once on a drive cycle, but may not run for days, weeks or even months. An example of this would be an EVAP fault. There are actually instances where this does not ever run, especially if you live in a very high altitude. There are also many, many failures that have absolutely nothing to do with a sensor. For instance, there can be a vacuum leak from an intake manifold, and the repair for this would be to replace the gasket, most likely. Also, the vehicle CANNOT be diagnosed off of the code, so don't waste money by throwing parts at a vehicle based on an unqualified person's diagnosis. For instance, you may see an oxygen sensor code and decide to the replace the sensor. What if there is a short circuit in the wire? What if the sensing circuit in the PCM is faulty? What if the reference voltage circuit isn't present? What if there is electrical noise close to the wiring from the secondary ignition system due to a faulty plug wire? If any of these are the cases, the sensor replacement will fail to correct the problem and the light will return, probably in just a few minutes. For this reason, I strongly recommend taking the vehicle to a professional repair facility that is an ASE Blue Seal certified facility by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. This certification is given to 3-4% of all the facilities in the nation, and you may be surprised to know that very, very, very few dealerships have it.

Creating a resume with no job experience?

Creating a resume with no job experience?

I suggest you check your local liberty to assist you with the resume writing process or Workforce Development thru the unemployment office that offers i.e. resume writing, cover letters and interviewing. In addition to computer programs i.e. Word, Excel etc and certificate programs i.e. medical, truck driving etc. There are resume templates on Microsoft Word that are free to download and input your information.

Below are basic no experience resumes which will get you to start thinking about what information should be put on the resume.


1)REFERENCES You need 3 professional references start now speaking to teachers, pastor/priest, neighbors, volunteer work etc. in obtaining a reference as to your character and skills. Most importantly start with asking the person will they be a reference for you.

2) EMAIL: Create a second email address to use on your resume with a simple name. Email addresses i.e. studmuffin@yahoo or or not professional

3) CELL PHONE: The voice message on your phone should not contain jokes, long music etc. Change your message to contain your name and not home at the moment please leave a message with phone number.

4) FONT SIZE: The font size should not be less than 10 and use times new roman. Your header i.e. contains name, address, email etc should be a size 12 and bold.

Resume Sample

FirstName LastName

6 Pine Street, Arlington, VA 12333

home: 555.555.5555

cell: 566.486.2222



Arlington High School, Arlington, Virginia

2002 - 2006


Pet Sitter

2004 - Present

• Provide pet sitting services including dog walking, feeding and yard care.

Child Care

2002 - Present

• Provide child care for several families after school, weekends and during school vacations.


• National Honor Society: 2004, 2005, 2006

• Academic Honor Roll: 2002 - 2006

Volunteer Experience

• Big Brother / Big Sisters (describe what you do)

• Arlington Literacy Program

• Run for Life

Interests / Activities

• Member of Arlington High School Tennis Team

• Girl Scout

Computer Skills

• Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and Internet


John M. Doe

1550 Third Street, Riverside CA, 92507

Cell: (951) 555-5555 Home: (951) 555-5555



Seeking an entry-level position in retail sales.


John W. North, Riverside, CA

• Diploma 2009

• Enjoyed classes in public speaking, math, and computers

Skills and Abilities:

Math Skills

• Maintained 3-year “B” average in algebra and geometry

• Computed my own 1040EZ tax return, earned $400 rebate

• Managed $1,000 investments that earned 7.2% APR

People Skills

• Play Checkers every Monday with seniors at a nursing home

• Raised $300 in one week for Students Against Drunk Driving

• Enjoy helping people solve computer problems

Product Knowledge

• Automotive: Rebuilt my ’89 Volvo car

Computers and Electronics

• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel

• Type 30 words per. minute

• High school computer classes and talent for programming, a quick learner i.e. operate electronics such as a cash register


• Proficient in Spanish, including written and verbal format.

What is the role of JCAHO or NCQA regarding quality assurance?

What is the role of JCAHO or NCQA regarding quality assurance?

Interesting question - we can also ad to this the upcoming role of the American Society for Quality - Healthcare Division.

The Healthcare field is very fragmented when it comes to the concepts of quality assurance and quality control and even the name Avedis Donabedian (cited as the father of Healthcare Quality) is unknown by many Healthcare Professionals.

JACHO & NCQA are trying to find a way to demonstrate good quality principles {some people are pointing the the Patient Centered Medical Home as being the next best step} for the services and procedures offered in Healthcare Organizations. It can be argued that the ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and even the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (or any of the State equivalents) are in fact doing the same thing.

There is even a group called the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) that has combined the Baldrige and ISO 9001 into something called the Business Operating Systems for Health Care Organizations.

Currently JACHO and NCQA are the leaders in trying to move the concepts of quality in Healthcare. It remains to be seen if they can truly move the needle as outlined in the IOM "Crossing the Quality Chasm". The IOM published the book in 2001 and we still have not seen a big push toward improvement. Note: just computerizing the Healthcare industry will not solve the problems being faced today!

As for me, I want to see what I can do to help individual Practices improve their processes to improve quality. I have heard that a new book will be available this coming week: Lean Six Sigma for the Healthcare Practice to be published by the ASQ.

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