It never ceases to amaze me when I see certain types of problems in rapid succession of one another and then not see them again for months or even years. This column is dedicated to one such occurrence. Within a week of each other, two different vehicles came into my shop with cracked flex plates. While I have seen flex plates crack throughout my career, it is not a common scenario.
Automotive trainer John Forro advocates knowing your tooling needs and developing a strong relationship with those tools. Knowing a tool’s capabilities and limitations will help you advance your diagnostic process.