By Tom Denton
This textbook may help you examine the entire abilities you want to go point three and four car upkeep and service classes from urban and Guilds, IMI and BTEC, and can also be excellent for better point ASE, AUR and different skills. complicated automobile Fault analysis covers the basics of car platforms and elements and explains the most recent diagnostic recommendations hired in potent car upkeep and service. Diagnostics, or fault discovering, is a vital a part of an car technician’s paintings, and as automobile platforms develop into more and more complicated there's a higher want for strong diagnostics talents. for college kids new to the topic, this publication can assist to boost those talents, yet also will help skilled technicians in additional enhancing their functionality and maintaining with contemporary advancements. In complete color and together with examples of the newest know-how, this can be the advisor that no pupil enrolled on an car upkeep and service direction could be with out. |
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2 V). The f rst secret to volt drop testing is to remember a basic rule about a series electrical circuit: Key fact The sum of all volt drops around a circuit always add up to the supply . ‘The sum of all volt drops around a circuit always add up to the supply’. The second secret is to ensure the circuit is switched on and operating – or at least the circuit should be ‘trying to operate’. 8 this means that, if the circuit is operating correctly, V1 ϩ V2 ϩ V3 ϭ Vs. When electrical testing therefore, and if the battery voltage is measured as say 12 V, a reading of less than 12 V at V2 would indicate a volt drop between the terminals of V1 and/or V3.
1 shows this as a f ow chart. Here is a very simple example to illustrate the diagnostic process. The reported fault is excessive use of engine oil. ). 2 Examine the vehicle for oil leaks and blue smoke from the exhaust. Are there any service bulletins? 1 Stages of diagnostics 1. Verify: Is there actually a problem, can you conf rm the symptoms 2. Collect: Get further information about the problem, by obser vation and research 3. Evaluate: Stop and think about the evidence 4. Test: Carry out further tests in a logical sequence 5.
1. The loop will continue until the fault is located. I will now explain each of these steps further in relation to a more realistic automotive workshop situation – not that getting the hose to work is not important! Often electrical faults are considered to be the most diff cult to diagnose – but this is not true. I will use a vehicle cooling system fault as an example here, but electrical systems will be covered in detail in later chapters. Remember that the diagnostic procedure can be applied to any problem – mechanical, electrical or even medical.