In-Vehicle Network Technologies

Diagnosing communications issues within and among vehicle networks can be very tricky business. A key component to successfully pinpointing and addressing these issues is having a solid understanding of how the vehicle network is designed and operates. This is a daunting task, considering how many different network topologies are used…

Benefits of a Diagnostic Game Plan

In these pages, we have emphasized the importance of having a diagnostic plan when it comes to resolving intermittent electrical system faults. As the experts state time and again, it saves time, money and you are far less likely to throw a part at a problem that wasn’t needed. This…

Charging System Diagnostic Resources

Photo by Jason Young This month, we return to alternator/charging system diagnosis, a topic that seems to get more difficult with each successive model year. We have addressed this topic in several articles over the last few years, including this guest article from our friend and diagnostic expert Albin Moore. It…