Scan Tools Revisited: What’s the PCM Seeing and Doing?

by | Jan 2012 | 4 comments

by Henry P. Olsen
The PCM (Powertrain Control Module) monitors and controls just about every aspect of a modern vehicle's operation including such things as throttle activation, air/fuel mixture, ignition spark advance, variable valve timing, drivet...

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Don’t TREAD On Me: Tire Pressure Monitor Systems

Don’t TREAD On Me: Tire Pressure Monitor Systems

In 2000, the U.S. government responded to serious issues related to automobile tire safety with the TREAD (Transportation Recall Enhancement Accountability and Documentation) Act. This mandated that an elaborate computer-controlled system had to be added to every passenger vehicle to monitor tire pressures. It’s our job to keep these systems up and running.

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4 Comments

  1. fernando

    This article is very clear. It tells the best selection on diagnostic tool in accordance with my shop necesity.
    regards
    fernando ramos, lima, peru

    • mastertechmag

      Our editorial staff is gratified that you found the scan tool article helpful.

      Thank you for your interest in MTO. We appreciate our readers!

  2. fernando

    This article is very clear. It tells the best selection on diagnostic tool in accordance with my shop necesity.
    regards
    fernando ramos, lima, peru

    • mastertechmag

      Our editorial staff is gratified that you found the scan tool article helpful.

      Thank you for your interest in MTO. We appreciate our readers!

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Don’t TREAD On Me: Tire Pressure Monitor Systems

Don’t TREAD On Me: Tire Pressure Monitor Systems

In 2000, the U.S. government responded to serious issues related to automobile tire safety with the TREAD (Transportation Recall Enhancement Accountability and Documentation) Act. This mandated that an elaborate computer-controlled system had to be added to every passenger vehicle to monitor tire pressures. It’s our job to keep these systems up and running.

read more
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4 Comments

  1. fernando

    This article is very clear. It tells the best selection on diagnostic tool in accordance with my shop necesity.
    regards
    fernando ramos, lima, peru

    • mastertechmag

      Our editorial staff is gratified that you found the scan tool article helpful.

      Thank you for your interest in MTO. We appreciate our readers!

  2. fernando

    This article is very clear. It tells the best selection on diagnostic tool in accordance with my shop necesity.
    regards
    fernando ramos, lima, peru

    • mastertechmag

      Our editorial staff is gratified that you found the scan tool article helpful.

      Thank you for your interest in MTO. We appreciate our readers!

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