Advanced Automotive Fault Diagnosis: Automotive Technology: by Tom Denton

By Tom Denton

This textbook might help you examine the entire abilities you must cross point three and four automobile upkeep and service classes from urban and Guilds, IMI and BTEC, and can be perfect for better point ASE, AUR and different qualifications.

Advanced car Fault analysis covers the basics of auto platforms and parts and explains the most recent diagnostic thoughts hired in powerful motor vehicle upkeep and service. Diagnostics, or fault discovering, is an important a part of an automobile technician’s paintings, and as car structures develop into more and more complicated there's a larger desire for strong diagnostics talents. for college kids new to the topic, this booklet may help to boost those abilities, 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 consultant that no pupil enrolled on an car upkeep and service path may be with no.

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5). 6 Engine noises Sources of engine noise Possible cause Required action Misf ring/backf ring Fuel in tank has wrong octane/cetane number , or is wrong type of fuel Ignition system faulty Engine temperature too high Carbon deposits in the combustion chamber start to glow and cause misf ring Timing incorrect, which causes misf ring in the intake/exhaust system Determine which type of fuel was last put in the tank Check the ignition system Check the engine cooling system Remove the carbon deposits by using fuel additives and driving the vehicle carefully Check the timing Valve train faulty Valve clearance too large due to faulty bucket tappets or incorrect adjustment of valve clearance Valve timing incorrectly adjusted valves and pistons are touching Timing belt broken or damaged Adjust valve clearance if possible and renew faulty bucket tappets – check cam condition Check the valve timing and adjust if necessar y Check timing belt and check pistons and valves for damage – renew any faulty parts Engine components faulty Pistons Piston rings Cylinder head gasket Big-end and/or main bearing journals Disassemble the engine and check components Ancillary components Engine components or ancillar y components loose or broken Check that all components are secure, tighten/ adjust as required.

Indd 31 Key fact An LED, dash warning light, scope or even an analogue voltmeter can be used to read slow codes. Key fact Modern ECUs only use fast codes. 8/18/2011 3:43:09 PM 2 32 Def nition DLC: Data link connector . Advanced automotive fault diagnosis Most connections for this information are now made to the standard data link connector (DLC), which is a mandatory on-board diagnostics (OBD) item. More on this later. DTC: Diagnostic trouble code. OBD: On-board diagnostics. EOBD: European on-board diagnostics.

For example, if automatic transmission f uid is leaking on to the f oor then put this right before carrying out complicated stall tests. Here are some further suggestions that will at some point save you a lot of time. ● ● Noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) concerns have become more important as drivers have become more sensitive to these issues. Drivers have higher expectations of comfort levels. NVH issues are more noticeable due to reduced engine noise and better insulation in general. The main areas of the vehicle that produce NVH are: ● ● ● All diagnostic routines should include ‘hand and eye checks’.

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