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    How to Check For Faulty Air Mass Sensors

    Simple steps to identifying a defective component. Nowadays, almost all vehicles have an on-board diagnostic,which records faults in the vehicle and stores the possible causes in a fault code memory.

    December
    10
    2016

    How to use a 4 gas analyser to help diagnose NCT emission failures

    Although the humble 4 gas analyser is seen as an essential tool to carry out an NCT, I’m still surprised at how little information is retrieved by the technician after completing an emissions test, to aid with fault diagnosis. The problem is that the NCT only requires values of CO and HC plus a Lambda …

    May
    27
    2016

    It’s logical Captain!

    Component testing hints and tips from James Dillon Often the difficulty when facing a broken vehicle which is presenting a fault code, is working out quickly and accurately exactly what the root cause of the problem is. Our resident diagnostic trouble-shooter, James Dillon, has put together this short ‘hints and tips’ piece to help technicians …

    June
    30
    2015

    Scope School Part 3

    In the final chapter of Pico’s three-part clinic we cover capture and analysis features that technicians will find invaluable during diagnosis procedures. Steve Smith is a former Toyota Master Technician and winner of the 2013 Top Technician competition. He now puts his extensive knowledge to good use as an Automotive Application Specialist for Pico Technology. …

    April
    22
    2015

    More scope school tips

    This second instalment in an exclusive trilogy of oscilloscope guidance clinics from Steve Smith of Pico and Robert Keith of Woodford Diagnostics and Training who target those that fall into the category of users who are competent, but don’t yet fully know how to get the best from their tool… or, in other words, the …

    March
    19
    2015