Stories from the Road 1

Stories from the Road 1

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Stories from the Road 1
(A Narrative About Modern Automotive Diagnostics)
An Automotive Case Studies Series
By Mandy Concepcion

This book, "Stories from the Road - Automotive Case Studies 1" is a real work in action about the intricacies of modern automotive diagnostics. It is based on actual real life situations. From this book you may extract real-life lessons, which will help you as an automotive aficionado, DIY mechanic and professional technician. The work is divided into narrated stories representing real-life applications of diagnostic technology, equipment usage, repair techniques and knowledge based information. Here, you'll get input on how to use the automotive scan-tool, OBD-2 ECM/PCM readers, oscilloscope, graphing multi-meter, signal tone injector and many other diagnostic tools. You'll also get deep insights on testing all kinds of sensors and actuators, such as injectors, solenoids, transmission components, motors, fuel pumps, CAM and crank sensors, TPS, MAF, Knock and pretty much every component seen today. All the content is presented on a narrated, story like format to make the knowledge easy and fun to comprehend. With that in mind, enjoy your readings.

Table of Contents

* - Sensor Simulator and the Flooding Audi A8
(Details Robo-Tech diagnostic path on an Audi A8 with a starting issue. After purchasing the vehicle from the dealer used, the customer realized that something was wrong. See what happened next.)

* - Blast from the Past
(Robo-Tech was called for this Olds Sierra with a strange EGR issue. The shop decided to replaced components, but when this didn't take care of the issue, they called me in for assistance.)

* - Auto Parts Salesperson, Angel or Not
(Here's what happens when the parts place goes hay-wire. It can really take a toll on a repair shop and send the diagnostic process onto another dimention.)

* - Bravo! Bravada Without a Fuel Pump
(Not all not start issues will need a fuel pump, or maybe they will? See what happened with this Bravada and how strange things can turn out in the automotive diagnostic world.)

* - Breaking and Entering ABS Style
(The venerable ABS system is not always so simple to diagnose. See how the different equipment was used to determined why it was acting the way it was.)

* - Chevy's G2500 Rub Rub Issue
(Yeah, that's right, rub-rub. Here's what happens when things start rubbing the wrong way and how a piece of rare, but great equipment did the trick)

* - Chevy's G3500 Shafted by the Dipstick
(See how this modern drive-by-wire system, without a throttle cable got fixed. Modern vehicles have no more throttle link cable. It's all electronic and tricky to repair. See a real story on DBW.)

Tags: crank sensor simulator.

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