Avoiding Diagnostic Rabbit Holes

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 solution. Instead, the symptoms are often contradictory and point in several directions, leading to real...
New Technology Forged by Decades of Experience

New Technology Forged by Decades of Experience

We are excited to introduce new lithium based jump starters in the Jump-N-Carry  and Booster PAC brands. These great new models combine best in breed battery technology, robust construction and useful features that deliver utility and convenience to busy shops and...
Diagnostic Dive: Immobilizer Systems

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 challenges posed by immobilizer system issues, how to diagnose them and the steps to take to...
Sorting Out Intermittent Faults

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 present difficult diagnostic situations, often become a major time suck, result in a higher incidence of comebacks and...
Grasping Ground Side Concepts

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 ground connections can have on circuit/component performance. Based on the frequency with which this issue is...
Focus on CAN Diagnostics

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 thought we would provide additional resources related to diagnosing and troubleshooting vehicle communication issues. As...