How To Use Automotive Diagnostic Scanners
How To Use Automotive Diagnostic Scanners

How To Use Automotive Diagnostic Scanners

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How To Use Automotive Diagnostic Scanners
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Beginning with why scanners are needed to work effectively on modern cars, this book teaches you:

  • How to choose the right scanner for your application
  • How to use the tool
  • What each code means

"How To Use Automotive Diagnostic Scanners" is illustrated with photos and diagrams to help you understand OBD-I and OBD-II systems (including CAN) and the scanners that read the information they record. Also included is a comprehensive list of codes and what they mean. From catalytic converters and O2 sensors to emissions and automotive detective work, this is the complete reference for keeping your vehicle EPA-compliant and on the road!

From hand-held, dedicated units to software that turns PCs and Palm Pilots into powerful diagnostic scanners, auto enthusiasts today have a variety of methods available to make use of on-board diagnostic systems. And not only can they be used to diagnose operational faults, they can be used as low-budget data acquisition systems and dynamometers, so you can maximize your vehicle's performance.


  • Onboard Diagnostics, a Brief History
  • OBD-II - The Onboard Emissions Monitor Transitions
  • Catalytic Converters, Oxygen Sensors, and Electronic Fuel Delivery
  • Professional Scanners and Code Readers
  • Scan Tools
  • Automotive Detective Work
  • Scanner Operation
  • Diagnostic Trouble Codes
Softcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Motorbooks
Dimensions: 11.0 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches
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