Category Archives: OBD Diagnostics

How to use OBD data to discover vehicle health, optimize for better performance… or use it to find complex “hair-pulling” car issues.

OBD II Diagnostic Trouble Codes

OBD II Diagnostic Trouble Codes

You have probably heard about the on-board diagnostics system (OBD II) before. These systems give vehicles self-diagnosis and reporting capabilities. They are an excellent way to keep track of the state of a vehicle, enabling both the owner and the mechanic to quickly determine what’s wrong. This article will explore some of the most common… Continue Reading

Importance of an OBD Sensor

Importance of an OBD Sensor

You may be unsure of the importance of an OBD sensor and how to diagnose a car’s problem. There are many reasons why this device is essential for the health of your vehicle. These sensors help in determining the level of oil in the vehicle, as well as other important aspects of your car. Without… Continue Reading

What Do Car Computer Codes Mean?

What Do Car Computer Codes Mean?

When a vehicle starts to malfunction, it turns on the malfunction indicator light (OBDII). However, the codes that are displayed by the system can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, making it difficult for mechanics to diagnose the issue. This situation changed when the OBDII specification was introduced and made mandatory in 1996. It specifies the… Continue Reading

How to Interpret a Car Diagnostic Code

How to Interpret a Car Diagnostic Code

If your car’s diagnostic code is P0700, you are not alone. This article explains how to interpret this code and what it means. Learn more about P0700, C0700, and U0700. Then, learn about the B0700 code as well. Here are some common reasons for these codes. Hopefully, this article will help you fix your car.… Continue Reading

Understanding Car Tester Codes

Understanding Car Tester Codes

If you’re not familiar with the various categories of car tester codes, here’s a quick primer: B-codes cover functions inside the passenger compartment, while C-codes are for outside-the-passenger-compartment functions. P-codes cover engine, transmission, and associated drivetrain accessories. And U-codes cover shared computer systems and network & vehicle integration (NVI) functions. The first digit of the… Continue Reading

What Do Engine Diagnostic Codes Mean?

What Do Engine Diagnostic Codes Mean?

Are you unsure of what your car’s engine diagnostic codes mean? If so, you’re not alone. This article will help you understand the meaning of the most common codes, including P0, P1, P0420, and P0300. Learn what these codes mean and how to fix them. Hopefully, you’ll be able to avoid the costly mistakes of… Continue Reading

Engine Scanner Codes and How to Fix Them

Engine Scanner Codes and How to Fix Them

Engine scanner codes help you to diagnose issues with your car’s powertrain. The codes are divided into powertrain components and are often related to your car’s emissions or transmission. If you’re experiencing a misfire in your engine, you may be looking at a transmission problem. Other possible problems may be related to your engine’s computer/electronics.… Continue Reading

Engine Trouble Codes Explained

Engine Trouble Codes Explained

If you’ve been wondering what each of the P0xxx codes on your car’s dashboard means, then read on. We’ll discuss the meaning of P0173 and how to diagnose the problems that it might indicate. You’ll also learn about the components involved in resetting engine trouble codes. For example, the “8” code could mean that a… Continue Reading

Ford Fault Codes List

Ford Fault Codes List

If you are having trouble with your Ford vehicle, you will want to check its diagnostic trouble codes. You can find this information on your 16-pin data link connector underneath the steering column, which may also have a removable cover. You can purchase a scan tool from a reputable manufacturer, and follow their instructions carefully.… Continue Reading

What Are OBD Trouble Codes?

What Are OBD Trouble Codes?

What are OBD trouble codes? In a nutshell, OBD trouble codes are a set of codes that your car’s computer can read to identify problems. They are standardized and organized into different functional areas. This article will teach you how to interpret these codes and how to diagnose problems with your car. If you are… Continue Reading

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