• The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has revised its J-2012 standard to reflect the new classification of DTCs. Understanding how this can help your diagnostic strategy is worth exploring.
    searchautoparts, dave macholz
  • Before you can definitively diagnose a trouble code, you MUST understand what it takes to set that code in the first place. Code set parameters are a critical component of accurate diagnostics.
    Jeff Minter
  • The problem insurers have is the documentation repairers provide for the scans, not the scans themselves. As I reviewed estimates, I saw very little documentation about the scans or the results.
  • Bernie Thompsonshared techniques that technicians could immediately apply to customer concerns related to EVAP system leak Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs), showing them how to verify that a leak was actually occurring and how big a leak it was before they even opened the hood or raised the vehicle on their lift.
    Pete Meier
  • Diagnostic Trouble Codes are no doubt quite helpful when diagnosing a malfunctioning vehicle. Sometimes, when the scan tool reports a never ending list of trouble codes, it might be a bit overwhelming to know where to start.
  • Is the cause of a P0171 the same thing on a Ford 5.4 engine as it is on a GM 4.2 engine?
  • Let’s dive into why and talk about some techniques you can incorporate that will improve your troubleshooting skills, code or no code.
    Pete Meier
  • This month, let’s look at a case in which Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) P0716 and P0717 might be stored, there is no torque converter fill.