The basics of electrical theory haven’t changed over the years, but that doesn’t mean your electrical diagnostic process shouldn’t be changing. This article will focus on how a thermal imaging camera can be used to supplement your electrical diagnostic process.
Inevitably there is a "F.R.E.D." (Frustrating Ridiculous Electronic Device) controlling the overly complex system making everything even more intimidating. With throttle-by-wire being the standard system for several years, we've gotten over the butterflies on that system, but the feeling still exists for many techs when it comes to brake-by-wire systems.
But even though they’re prone to age quickly, these vehicles in particular really need to be maintained and kept in good condition, not just for the safety and security of drivers and passengers, but also for everyone else sharing the road with them.
Our goal is to not only take care of our customers’ vehicle needs, but to also keep vehicles in good running order with a long life. Therefore, it is imperative that someone do much needed vehicle inspections.
Meeting the latest diesel emission control regulations would not have been possible without a completely new approach in fuel system design. While the earlier hydromechanical systems were certainly reliable, a new level of precision was required that could only be achieved with computer control of individual injectors.
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