How to Check Diagnostic Codes for Powertrain Problems

How to Check Diagnostic Codes for Powertrain Problems

Powertrain codes can indicate various problems in the engine. Fuel or air metering problems, computer or output circuit faults, or auxiliary emission controls could be underlying issues. To diagnose an engine problem, a diagnostic tool must be used. A vehicle’s computer and electronics can also show trouble codes. When one or more of these codes… Continue Reading

How to Interpret OBD Codes

How to Interpret OBD Codes

If you’re unfamiliar with OBD codes, don’t worry! The first digit of the code will tell you a lot about the fault. It communicates with the Trouble Code Subsystem and will narrow down the problem considerably. It’s also called a code family or a code group. Although OBD codes are specific, they are not always… Continue Reading

Check Engine Code Meanings

Check Engine Code Meanings

If your car is displaying one of the check engine code meanings, here’s what they mean. These codes are often associated with powertrain issues, such as fuel or air metering systems, ignition and emissions systems, and speed or idle control. In some cases, they can also be related to a computer/electronics problem. You can also… Continue Reading

Benefits of OBD Readers

Benefits of OBD Readers

OBD readers are handy gadgets that let you diagnose fault codes on your vehicle. When OBD2 first came out, they were an expensive pain for DIYers. Whenever the check engine light came on, you had to take it to the car dealership or a shop to have them read the codes. However, the market realized… Continue Reading

How to Interpret Code Diagnostics

How to Interpret Code Diagnostics

If you’re a newbie to car code diagnostics, you may be wondering what codes to look for. The first thing you need to know is that most codes begin with “p”, and most are related to the powertrain. However, some professional-grade scanners will also show codes starting with b (body) and c (chassis), as well… Continue Reading

How to Interpret a Diagnostic Trouble Code

How to Interpret a Diagnostic Trouble Code

If you’ve noticed that your car’s dashboard displays a diagnostic trouble code, you’re not alone. There are many types of these codes and they are all unique to each vehicle. The main differences between them are the Letters, Numbers, and Message. Here are some tips to help you interpret the codes you see on your… Continue Reading

The Meaning of All Trouble Codes on Your Car

The Meaning of All Trouble Codes on Your Car

Having no idea what the meaning of all trouble codes on your car means? Read this article to learn what these numbers mean. In it you’ll learn about U-codes and PDTCs. PDTCs are related to transmission problems, while UDTCs refer to sensor failure. Ultimately, trouble codes are a reflection of a problem. Understanding which codes… Continue Reading

The Meaning of an OBD2 Code

The Meaning of an OBD2 Code

Understanding the meaning of an obd2 code can save you money, time, and aggravation. These devices can tell you what code your car has and can even clear those codes, too. They are very easy to use and cost little. They simply plug into the obd2 port located below the steering wheel. You can use… Continue Reading

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