diagnostics

  • AutoEnginuity, LLC, a global engineering company specializing in vehicle data stream and diagnostic solutions, recently announced the worldwide release of ScanTool 12.3 for the Windows platform. 
  • Whenever I’m pondering the possible cause of something like a hesitation/stumble concern, I find it particularly useful to draw on the experiences I received tackling drivability issues before fuel injection was the order of things.
  • Vacuum leaks and fuel delivery problems are common causes for these common codes, and you might be tempted to focus immediately on these. But there are many other causes that can illuminate the MIL for the P0171 and P0174 DTCs that you also need to consider.
  • European vehicles with drivability problems can and do get turned away from the service bays by many of the best technicians around because they’re just not comfortable working on them. But it doesn’t need to be that way.
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  • You connect a scope the same way you would connect a multimeter to test for voltage. The difference is rather than looking at voltage numbers you are looking at a waveform.  
  • Snap-on announces it has added free VANTAGE Ultra Training Solutions modules to its website at http://diagnostics.snapon.com/trainingsolutions. 
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  • How do you begin to diagnose any problem today’s complex transmissions could throw at you? It might not be as hard as you think. 
  • New DTCs appearing after a repair is more common than you might think. The reasons why are several, but the most common are a failure to make sure all the OBDII test monitors are Ready, failure to address pending Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs), and not investigating the cause of Mode $06 failed test results.