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Idle and Throttle-By-Wire Systems

When carbon and other deposits build up around the throttle plate, the air needed for idle is restricted. The response from the ECM is to increase the angle of the throttle to compensate. But if the values exceed a specified range, it may set a code. Here’s what you need to know.

Embracing ADAS!

ADAS systems need a vehicle’s visibility, electrical/charging, brake, suspension and steering components to be in good-working order to work their magic.

Alternator Testing Tips — One Test Is Not Enough

All too often, the alternator is condemned by technicians due to a battery voltage test alone. However, there are many circumstances to consider before dooming the part to the recycling bin.

Air Ride FAQs

When you are diagnosing a problem, it is critical to ask a lot of questions about the operation of the system. Then, research the reason why the problem is occurring to point you in the right diagnostic direction.

HVAC Sensors: More Than Just Temperature

Some vehicles also use passive infrared sensors mounted in the dash or an overhead console to monitor the body temperature of the vehicle’s occupants. This allows the system to fine-tune heating and cooling so everybody stays comfortable.

Ride Control and Electronic Stability Control

ESC systems use automatic computer-controlled braking of individual wheels to assist the driver in maintaining control in critical driving situations. Here’s what you need to know to keep your customers safe.