Engine Diagnostics & Fault Finding for cars
When a warning light illuminates on your dashboard, an engine diagnostics check can help identify the problem before more serious damage occurs.
Most modern vehicles today contain an on-board computer known as an Engine Control Unit (ECU) which continually monitors the performance of the vehicle. Sensors all around the vehicle report back to the ECU if there are problems such as low fluid levels or increased engine temperature. When an issue is identified the ECU generates an error code. There are literally hundreds of potential error codes that can only be read by specialist vehicle diagnostic equipment. While a warning light may display on the dashboard alerting you to an issue, a diagnostics check is required to understand the full extent and cause of the problem.
Car computer diagnostics can be perfect not only when owning a car, but also before buying it. In practice, it looks like this, that an expert connects your car to a laptop with appropriate software for car computer diagnostics and at this point a search for the fault begins. The scan can tell you if there is a fault or can give you general information about the condition of the car.
Computer diagnostics has undoubtedly one big advantage – it can recognize the technical condition of the vehicle without dismantling it. This form of diagnosing a car gives you the opportunity to evaluate the technical condition of individual systems and assemblies of motor vehicles on the basis of a comparison of the status parameters with the values of the parameters specified by the manufacturer. With the help of a special interface, it becomes possible to diagnose all the systems of the car.
Thanks to computer diagnostics an expert can recognize the fault codes (AIR BAG, ABS, Immobiliser, ENGINE, etc.), as well as watch the performance of the car while driving (engine, turbo boost pressure, injection times, temperature, flow indicators). Some diagnostic tools allow you to control the automatic transmission, airbags, or even air conditioning systems. Before buying a car it is worth to start your checks from computer diagnostics – very often the hidden faults come to light during the diagnostic scan.
Wondering how it works? Internal computers of modern vehicles, which control the engine and various components, have built-in diagnostic systems. These systems are programmed by the manufacturer and are responsible for the proper operation ranges, suitable for individual sensors and components. If a component exceeds the permissible limits the car computer stores the corresponding error code in its’ memory.
Critics of this solution may be disappointed, but there are indications that there is no escape from the computerized automotive diagnostics. Let us remember – most of the work in the car requires a proper diagnosis. Regardless of whether it comes to the engine, brakes or standard mechanical repairs – first we need to know the source of the problem. In such situations computer diagnostics seems to be irreplaceable.
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