Passing emissions testing has become critically important to manufacturers of high-performance parts and installation shops. Both the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) have assessed massive fines for violations of the Clean Air Act based on information that is available from the vehicle’s OBD system. Many states now require vehicles to pass an OBD check to renew the registration, making proper operation even more important to consumers. OBD-I & OBD-II: A Complete Guide to Diagnosis, Repair, & Emissions Compliance is an insider’s guide to modern original equipment manufacturer (OEM) diagnostics systems.
As a former diagnostics and performance calibration engineer, Greg Banish guides you through critical electronic control unit (ECU) functions that ultimately lead to why the "check engine" light on the dash is lit. Strategies are provided for how to begin looking for a solution when problems are detected. Listing every imaginable repair is impossible, but this book provides a solid foundation from which to work by explaining the electronic control unit ECU's logic in plain English. Practical examples from the author’s experience highlight important lessons that will save hours of frustration and confusion. In addition to repair tips, sound advice is given for those looking to modify their vehicles while maintaining the full functionality of the emissions and diagnostics systems.
Modern diagnostics systems can be a blessing or a curse, depending on your level of understanding. This book helps you harness the power of the diagnostics inside the ECU to improve the ability to find and make the right repair the first time. This book shows that by using commonly available electronic tools, the consumer has the power to access a wealth of information about his or her vehicle. It also helps those who are looking to improve performance do so without compromise to the environment or enforcement agencies. Whether you want to repair the vehicle yourself or simply want to possess an understanding of how these systems work while dealing with service professionals, this is the guide you need.
- Chapter 1: Background and Origins
- Chapter 2: Uses of OBD
- Chapter 3: CAN and Other Networks
- Chapter 4: Basic Engine Controls
- Chapter 5: Fault Code Fundamentals
- Chapter 6: Generic SAE Fault Codes
- Chapter 7: Manufacturer-Specific Diagnostic Codes
- Chapter 8: OBD Monitors
- Chapter 9: Use of OBD in Vehicle Inspection and Monitoring
- Chapter 10: OBD-Based Tools
- Chapter 11: Using OBD to Diagnose When an MIL Isn’t Present
- Chapter 12: Special Notes for Tuners
- Chapter 13: Conclusion
- Appendix: Fault Diagnostic Examples
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