The agreement also enables ALLDATA LLC, an AutoZone company, to offer its suite of automotive diagnostic and repair solutions for purchase by the 48,000 public agencies and educational institutions that are National IPA participants.
If you’re planning on continuing to repair late-model collision damaged vehicles, you’re going to have be prepared to deal with some level of diagnostics; and those that are best prepared will likely have the most success.
As a mobile diagnostic technician, I’m going to highlight a couple of case studies that I solved using a diagnostic approach that works for me. You might find that these methods will work for you, or you might find that your own diagnostic approach could be completely different.
I always try to have a logical approach to diagnostics whenever I am working on something that I have very little firsthand knowledge or experience in working on. I am always harkened back to elementary school science class, when I was first introduced to the Scientific Method.
Having an understanding of how the network is laid out and the protocol or protocols it communicates with are essential. A wiring diagram and a quick read of service information will usually provide a quick insight of the network’s layout and communication characteristics.
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