Avoiding Diagnostic Rabbit Holes

Electrical and electronic faults often pose unique diagnostic challenges in that they seldom present themselves in a clear cut manner that points to an obvious…

Diagnostic Dive: Immobilizer Systems

We have delved into many aspects of vehicle electrical systems and electrical/electronic diagnosis over the years, but, thus far, we have never specifically addressed the…

Sorting Out Intermittent Faults

Whether in trade publications, on iATN or other forums or at trade shows, it seems there are few challenges as vexing as intermittent faults. They…

Grasping Ground Side Concepts

A common thread found in most electrical troubleshooting and diagnostic articles is a stress on the need for good ground connections and the impact poor…

Focus on CAN Diagnostics

Several months ago, we featured our first article that addressed CAN network diagnosis. We received a large amount of feedback on that one, so we…

Start-Stop Systems

Start-Stop idle systems are increasingly prevalent in today’s vehicles. As one of our referenced articles noted, 2015 was a tipping point for these systems in…