Advanced Automotive Fault Diagnosis: Automotive Technology: by Tom Denton

By Tom Denton

This textbook may help you study all of the talents you must cross point three and four automobile upkeep and service classes from urban and Guilds, IMI and BTEC, and can also be excellent for better point ASE, AUR and different qualifications.

Advanced automobile Fault analysis covers the basics of car platforms and parts and explains the newest diagnostic options hired in potent automobile upkeep and service. Diagnostics, or fault discovering, is a necessary a part of an automobile technician’s paintings, and as car structures turn into more and more complicated there's a larger want for solid diagnostics abilities. for college kids new to the topic, this ebook may help to improve those talents, yet also will support skilled technicians in additional enhancing their functionality and maintaining with contemporary advancements. In complete color and together with examples of the newest know-how, this is often the advisor that no pupil enrolled on an automobile upkeep and service path might be with no.

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Also check that you have not caused any further problems such as leaks or loose wires. This example is simplif ed a little, but like the hosepipe problem it is the sequence that matters, particularly the ‘stop and think’ at stage 3. It is often possible to go directly to the cause of the fault at this stage, providing that you have an adequate knowledge of how the system works. 3 Concern, cause, correction The three Cs, as concern, cause, correction are sometimes described, is another reminder that following a process for automotive repairs and diagnostics is essential.

Evaluate 4. Test 5. Rectify Monitor the system Take corrective action Identify the root cause Identify the problem 6. Check. Define the problem Understand the problem Def nition ‘Logic is the beginning of wisdom not the end’. (Spock toaleris, V Star Trek II). indd 15 8/18/2011 3:42:35 PM 2 16 Advanced automotive fault diagnosis process. Much more detail will be given later, in particular about stages 3 and 4. The purpose of this set process is to ensure that ‘we’ work in a set, logical way. 1 Introduction Key fact Stop and think before pulling the vehicle to pieces.

For example, if the ‘data source’ says the resistance of the component should be between 60 and 90 Ω, what do you do when the measured value is 55 Ω? If the measured value was 0 Ω or 1000 Ω then the answer is easy – the component is faulty. However, when the value is very close you have to make a decision. In this case (55 Ω) it is very likely that the component is serviceable. The decision over this type of issue is diff cult and must, in many cases, be based on experience. As a general guide, however, I would suggest that if the reading is in the right ‘order of magnitude’, then the component has a good chance of being OK.

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