Dana introduces ‘Driveline Forensics’ technician training series

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Updated May 15, 2019

Dana IncorporatedDana Incorporated on Thursday announced it has launched its new video training series, “Driveline Forensics,” to educate commercial-vehicle technicians on the proper installation and maintenance of Dana driveline components.

Dana says the initial videos cover driveshaft removal; proper inspection of driveshafts, center bearings, end yokes, and tubing; u-joint greasing technique; and driveshaft installation.

“We are pleased to provide this new, important educational platform to ensure that commercial-vehicle technicians are sufficiently prepared to maintain today’s evolving drivetrain technologies,” says Mark Wallace, president, Dana Commercial Vehicle Driveline Technologies.

The company adds “Driveline Forensics” will feature short, easy-to-follow training sessions focused on Dana steer axle, drive axle, and driveshaft components, as well as key sub-systems. While technical in nature, the videos are designed with a fun, spirited approach that exemplifies host and TV personality Jessi Combs’ signature style.

Dana says each video will focus on essential servicing and repair topics, such as removal and installation steps, proper inspection and maintenance procedures, diagnostics, and troubleshooting tips. Dana says joining the driveshaft maintenance videos will be courses covering the following driveline themes:

  • Axle inspection and maintenance, including a focus on power flow, the interaxle differential, and the differential lock
  • Steer axle maintenance inclusive of end play, vertical play, and proper greasing
  • Driveshaft vibration and angle analysis

Dana adds it will continue to expand the “Driveline Forensics” series throughout 2019. The videos are currently available at dana.com/commercial-vehicles under the Tools and Training tabs.

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