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Diagnostic Assistance
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New and Innovative Vehicle Technical Assistance Software

NEW VERSION 16 NOW AVAILABLE

Version 16 has updated content added to previous versions, which includes 137 technical subject matter documents, 138 component tests covering Petrol Engine Management (including Gdi & FSi), Diesel Engine Management, Chassis Systems and Body Systems. In excess of 2700 technical drawings, sample waveforms images and diagrams.

The software will launch the Pico oscilloscope files directly from the software so you dont have to worry about scope set-up. There is an online members area to save & share tips, waveform & files.

Diagnostic Assistance

Diagnostic Assistance Key Features:

  • 414 topics
  • 71 Fundamental topics
  • 141 Diagnostic and Testing topics
  • 196 Library topics
  • 9 appendices
  • Scan tool Datastream Descriptions
  • 1000s of Diagnostic Trouble Code Definitions.
  • MasterTechTM Notes Guidance
  • Symptom Diagnosis
  • Test Records and Job Notes
  • Version 13

So, what exactly is it?

Diagnostic Assistance is a PC based software, containing a vast amount of information to help vehicle diagnostics.

Our customers have described it as: Just-in-time-learning, plain speaking technical assistance, an interactive diagnostic reference, 'engine bay' help system, oscilloscope easy reference.

Suitable for Service, Diagnostic and Master Technicians, the software has three main sections:

Fundamentals

Provides just in time learning by explaining a variety of automotive systems

Guided Diagnostics

Provides test reference information, test tips, DTC look-up, pre-test information, failure modes, comparative test data, MasterTechTM Notes and 'how to' advice

Library

Provides a reference of known good oscilloscope waveforms and scan tool data.

Diagnostic Assistance

Technical Software Supporting Technicians

Diagnostic Assistance Diagnostic Assistance

The complex nature of the modern motor vehicle means making a quick and accurate diagnosis is more difficult than ever.

Diagnostic Assistance is packed full of information to help mechanics and technicians to solve vehicle problems. It contains information, test routines, advice and guidance and successful workshop repair test notes. Unique to Diagnostic Assistance, the authors are practicing motor vehicle technicians.

Developed to help technicians and garages, Diagnostic Assistance provides up-to-date information on the latest components, systems and test methods.

It covers both Petrol and Diesel engines and has a section on Hybrid vehicles. There are interactive links to Diagnostic Trouble Codes, test and measurement information and oscilloscope waveforms. Master Technician Notes are included on each component test. These have been written and designed to help to technicians make a right-first-time diagnosis.

The software has been designed specifically to make accessing the information easy. Select a fuel type, select a componet and the information you need to make and informed decision is on screen.

Make, save and recall your own notes.

The in-built search means that finding information is very quick.'Favourites' enable a customisable list to be created.

This is a one off purchase with no "Time Out" or subscription on this product. Once you have purchased the information, it is yours!

Topics Covered:

Section 1 - Fundamentals

Electrics
  • Basic Electrics
  • Batteries
  • Keyless Go System
  • Power management
  • Wiring Diagrams
  • HID Lamp Systems
  • Wireless Systems
  • End of Chapter Test
Engine Technology
  • The Otto Cycle
  • Cambelt and Timing Chains
  • Lubrication Systems
  • Cooling Systems
  • Variable Valve Timing
  • Induction Systems
  • Turbochargers
  • Variable Geometry Turbochargers
  • Akins Cycle
  • Fiat Twin Air - Electric-Valved Engine
  • End of Chapter Test
Starting and Charging Circuits
  • Starting Circuits
  • Stop Start Systems
  • Charging
  • Starternator / STARS
  • End of Chapter Test
Electronic Ignition
  • Ignition Primary Circuits
  • Ignition Secondary Circuits
  • Spark Plugs
Petrol Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Indirect Petrol Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Direct Petrol Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Petrol Fuel Trims
  • End of Chapter Test
Diesel Fuel Injection
  • Diesel Mechanical Fuel Injection
  • Types of Electronic Diesel Fuel Injection
  • Bosch Diesel Common Rail
  • HDI - Engine
  • Bosch Diesel Unit Injection (Pumpe-Duse)
  • Vacuum Supply
  • Diesel Injector Correction Values
  • End of Chapter Test
Hybrid Vehicles
  • Hybrid Summary
  • Honda IMA Hybrid System
  • Toyota Hybrid System
  • End of Chapter Test
Emissions and Emission Control Devices
  • Petrol Emissions
  • Diesel Emissions
  • Emission Control Devices
  • Diesel Particulate Filters
  • Diesel NOX Control - AdBlue
  • End of Chapter Test
Chassis Technology
  • ABS
  • ESP
  • Electronic Handbrakes
  • Electronic Steering
  • SRS
Vehicle Networking and Control Modules
  • Communication and Binary Code
  • Multiplexing
  • CAN-Bus
  • Engine Electronic Control Modules
  • Body Control Modules
  • EOBD & Fault Code Recovery
  • Immobiliser Circuits
  • MOST Fiber Optics
  • Gateway Modules
  • End of Chapter Test
Miscellaneous Topics
  • Mechanical Fuel Injection (K-jetronic)
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas
  • Air Conditioning
  • Saddle fuel tanks / pumps
  • Miscellaneous Older Technology
Fundamental Tests
  • Basic Electrics
  • Ignition Primary and Secondary Circuits
  • Petrol Fuel Injection (in-direct)
  • Diesel Common Rail (basic)
  • Oscilloscope Testing of Sensor and Actuators
  • Exhaust Emissions and Emission Control Devices
  • EOBD Scan Tools
  • Dealer Level Scan Tools

Section 2 - Guided Diagnostics and Testing

Forms and Pre-test Topics
  • Diagnostic Assessment Form
  • 2-pin Diagnostic Log Sheet
  • 3-pin Diagnostic Log Sheet
  • 4-pin Diagnostic Log Sheet
  • 5-pin Diagnostic Log Sheet
  • 6-pin Diagnostic Log Sheet
  • 7-pin Diagnostic Log Sheet
  • 8-pin Diagnostic Log Sheet
  • 9-pin Diagnostic Log Sheet
  • Charging Test Sheet
  • SRS Tips
  • Top 10 tips - Actuators
  • Top 10 tips - Generic
  • Top 10 tips - Sensors
  • Overflow page on DTCs
  • Overflow page on DTCs
  • Six Step Approach
  • Diagnostic Tips
  • Diagnostic Socket Location Look-up
  • EOBD Generic Codes Look-up
Guided Diagnostic Test
  • Ambient Air Temperature Sensor
  • Bonnet Switch
  • Central Locking Motor and Lock Position Sensor
  • Fuel filler flap sensor
  • Fuel tank level sensor
  • Side Window Electric Motor (analogue)
  • Side Window Electric Motor (LIN)
  • Wiper Motor (analogue)
  • Wiper Motor (LIN)
  • ABS Pressure Sensor
  • ABS Speed Sensor - Passive
  • ABS Speed Sensor - Active
  • Combined Yaw and Lateral Acceleration Sensor (ESP Sensor)
  • Blower Motor
  • Bulb Failure
  • HID Lamps
  • Crash Sensors
  • Seat Belt Pre-Tensioner
  • Seat Occupancy Sensor
  • Clock Spring
  • Electric Steering Motor
  • Steering Angle Sensor
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring Sensor
  • Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor
  • Alternator (SMART)
  • Alternator (Standard)
  • Atmospheric (Barometric) Pressure Sensor
  • Battery
  • Brake Pedal Position Sensor
  • Camshaft Position Sensor (2-pin)
  • Camshaft Position Sensor (3-pin)
  • Clutch Pedal Position Sensor
  • Coolant Temperature Sensor
  • Crankshaft Position Sensor (2-pin)
  • Crankshaft Position Sensor (3-pin)
  • Exhaust Gas Recirculation Position Sensor
  • Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve
  • Intake Air Temperature Sensor
  • Variable Camshaft Actuator
  • Exhaust Gas Recirculation Vacuum Solenoid
  • Fuel Injector Solenoid (indirect)
  • Fuel Pump (Electric)
  • Ignition Coil (Pack)
  • Ignition Coil (Pack - Integral Amplifier)
  • Ignition Coil (Coil-on-plug)
  • Ignition Coil (Coil-on-plug - Integral Amplifier)
  • Ignition Coil (wasted spark)
  • Knock Sensor
  • Low Fuel Pressure Sensor
  • Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor (Analogue)
  • Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor (Digital)
  • Mass Air Flow Sensor (Analogue)
  • Mass Air Flow Sensor (Digital)
  • Oxygen Sensor - linear air-fuel sensor (LAF)
  • Oxygen Sensor - Titania
  • Oxygen Sensor - Wide Band
  • Oxygen Sensor - Zirconia
  • Spark Plugs
  • Starter Motor
  • Temperature and Manifold Pressure Sensor (TMAP)
  • Throttle Valve (Electronic)
  • Turbo Boost Control Solenoid
  • Turbo Boost Pressure Sensor
  • Throttle Valve Position Sensor
  • High Pressure Pump
  • High Pressure Pump Control Regulator
  • Engine Soft Shut Down Valve
  • Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensor
  • Fuel Injector Piezo
  • Fuel Injector Solenoid
  • Fuel Injector (Unit) Piezo
  • Fuel Injector (Unit) Solenoid
  • Fuel Inlet Metering Valve Solenoid
  • Fuel Pump (low pressure)
  • Fuel Pump (High pressure)
  • Fuel Rail Pressure Control Solenoid
  • Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor
  • Fuel Temperature Sensor
  • Glow Plugs
  • Knock Sensor
  • Low Pressure Fuel Sensor
  • Mass Air Flow Sensor (Analogue)
  • Mass Air Flow Sensor (Digital)
  • Oxygen Sensor - Wide Band
  • Particulate Filter Pressure Sensor
  • Starter Motor
  • Temperature and Manifold Pressure Sensor
  • Throttle Valve (Electronic)
  • Turbo Boost Control Solenoid
  • Turbo Boost Pressure Sensor
  • Throttle Valve Position Sensor
  • Turbo / Variable Vane Wastegate Valve - Vacuum
  • Turbo / Variable Vane Wastegate Valve - Electromechanical
  • Immobilisers
  • Contaminated Fuel
Flowcharts
  • Flow Chart - Checking Batteries
  • Flow Chart - Engine Fails to Crank or Cranks Slowly
  • Flow Chart - Engine Cranks but fails to start - Checking LT circuits
  • Flow Chart - Engine Cranks but fails to start - Checking HT circuits
  • Flow Chart - Engine Cranks but fails to start - Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Flow Chart - Engine Cranks but fails to start - Common Rail Diesel
  • Chart - Diesel Mechanical Trouble Shooting
  • Flow Chart - No Communication
Diagnostic Procedures
  • Electrical Circuit Testing
  • Volt Drop (pop-up)
  • CAN-Bus Circuit Testing
  • Battery Static Current Draw Testing
  • Electronic Engine Cooling Fan Testing
  • Compression and Vacuum Testing
  • In Cylinder Compression Testing
  • Engine Oil Pressure Testing
  • Cylinder Head Gasket Testing
  • Diesel Fuel Delivery via Vacuum Testing
  • Diesel Injector Leak-off Testing
  • Turbo Boost Pressure Testing
  • Exhaust Back Pressure Testing
  • Diagnostic Smoke Testing
  • Relay Testing
  • SRS System Testing
  • Catalyst efficiency testing
  • Fuel Trims

Section 3 - Reference Library

Waveform Library
  • Oscilloscope Theory
  • Generic Sensors
  • Generic Actuators
  • Petrol Sensors
  • Petrol Actuators / Ignition
  • Diesel Sensors
  • Diesel Actuators
  • Chassis Components / Miscellaneous
  • Motorcycle Engine Management
  • Air Flow Meter - Hot Wire
  • Air Flow Meter - Digital - Hot Film
  • Air Flow Meter - Digital - Hot Wire
  • Air Flow Meter - Digital to analogue conversion
  • Brake Pedal Position Sensor
  • Camshaft Sensor - Inductive
  • Camshaft Sensor - Hall Effect (example 1)
  • Camshaft Sensor - Hall Effect (example 2)
  • Camshaft vs. Crankshaft Sensors (dual trace)
  • Camshaft (Hall) vs Crankshaft (inductive)
  • Clutch Pedal Position Sensor
  • Coolant Temperature Sensor
  • Crankshaft Sensor - Hall Effect
  • Crankshaft Sensor - Inductive
  • EGR Valve Position Sensor
  • Intake Air Temperature
  • MAP Sensor (Analogue)
  • MAP Sensor (Digital)
  • Oil Pressure Sensor
  • Power Steering Pressure Sensor
  • Road Speed Sensor (Hall Effect)
  • Throttle Pedal Sensor
  • Alternator
  • Alternator LIN charging
  • Alternator Smart Charging (Ford)
  • Alternator Volts and Amps
  • EGR Solenoid Valve
  • Throttle Body Servomotor
  • Variable Speed Cooling Fan
  • Air Flow Meter - Air Vane
  • Air Flow Meter - Faulty
  • Camshaft Sensor - AC Excited
  • Coolant Temperature Sensor (Vauxhall)
  • Distributor (Hall Effect) Pick-up
  • Distributor (Inductive) Pick-up
  • Knock Sensor
  • Manifold Vacuum - Idle, Cruise, WOT
  • Oxygen Sensor (Broadband)
  • Oxygen Sensor (LAF)
  • Oxygen Sensor (Pre and Post)
  • Oxygen Sensor (Titania)
  • Oxygen Sensor (Ziconia)
  • Throttle Motor Position
  • Throttle Potentiometer
  • Throttle Potentiometer - Faulty
  • Throttle Potentiometer and Switch
  • Throttle Switch
  • TMAP
  • Turbo Boost Pressure Sensor
  • Twin Camshaft Sensors
  • Carbon Canister Solenoid Valve
  • Cranking Amps
  • Fuel Pump
  • Fuel Pump - High Pressure Pump Test
  • Fuel Pump - High Pressure Regulator
  • Fuel Pump - Returnless Regulator
  • Fuel Supply Pressure
  • Idle Speed Control Valve (Electromagnetic)
  • Idle Speed Control Valve (Rotary)
  • Ignition - Amplifier Earth
  • Ignition - Coil-per-Cylinder with Integral Amplifier (Primary)
  • Ignition - Coil-per-Cylinder with Integral Amplifier (Secondary)
  • Ignition - Digital signal to Coil / Amp
  • Ignition - DIS Coil Pack - Primary Current
  • Ignition - EDIS PIP & SAW signals (Ford)
  • Ignition - Ignition Coil - Faulty
  • Ignition - Ignition Coil - Output Test
  • Ignition - Parade From Supply Fuse
  • Ignition - Primary
  • Ignition - Primary Burn Time
  • Ignition - Primary Spark Line
  • Ignition - Primary Induced Voltage
  • Ignition - Primary Dwell Period
  • Ignition - Primary Current (example 1)
  • Ignition - Primary Current (example 2)
  • Ignition - Primary (BMW - idle / above idle)
  • Ignition - Primary vs. Secondary (dual trace)
  • Ignition - Secondary
  • Ignition - Secondary Burn Time
  • Ignition - Secondary Spark Line
  • Ignition - Secondary Plug Kv
  • Oxygen Sensor - Heater
  • Oxygen Sensor - Heater (example 2)
  • Injector - Direct Injection
  • Injector - Multi-point (current)
  • Injector - Multi-point (voltage)
  • Injector - Multi-point Multi-pulsing
  • Injector - Parade from Supply Fuse
  • Injector - Single Point (current)
  • Injector - Single Point (voltage example 1)
  • Injector - Single Point (voltage example 2)
  • Stepper Motor (example 1)
  • Stepper Motor (example 2)
  • Variable Camshaft Timing actuator
  • Accelerator Pedal Sensor
  • Airflow Intake vs. Turbo Boost Pressure
  • Airflow Sensor
  • Camshaft Sensor
  • Crankshaft Sensor
  • Exhaust Pressure Sensor
  • Exhaust Temperature Sensor
  • Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor (Bosch)
  • Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor (Delphi)
  • Fuel Temperature Sensor (Denso)
  • Injector Lift Value Sensor
  • Inlet Air Pressure Sensor
  • Low Fuel Pressure Sensor
  • Manifold (Boost) Pressure
  • Throttle Motor Position Sensor
  • TMAP Sensor
  • Turbo Boost / Intake Air Temperature
  • Cranking Amps
  • Fuel Supply - Pressure
  • Glow Plugs - Timer Relay
  • Glow Plug - Pre and Post Operation
  • High Pressure Pump Test
  • Injector - Bosch CDI3
  • Injector - Bosch
  • Injector - Delphi
  • Injector - Denso
  • Injector - During DPF Regeneration
  • Injector - Phases
  • Injector - Piezo (Seimens)
  • Magnetic Proportional Valve (MPROP)
  • Pressure Regulator (Bosch)
  • Quantity Control Valve (Bosch)
  • Suction Control Valve (Denso)
  • Throttle Valve Motor
  • Turbo Solenoid Valve (at Idle)
  • Unit Injector - Bosch
  • Unit Injector - Delphi
  • Unit Injector - Piezo Bosch
  • Vacuum Supply
  • ABS Pressure Sensor
  • ABS Speed Sensor (active)
  • ABS Speed Sensor (digital)
  • ABS Speed Sensor (digital) - Cornering
  • ABS Speed Sensor (digital) - Dual Trace
  • ABS Speed Sensor (inductive)
  • ABS Speed Sensors (inductive) - Cornering
  • ABS Speed Sensors (inductive) - Dual Trace
  • Bonnet Switch
  • CAN-Bus (Data Integrity)
  • CAN-Bus (Signal Integrity)
  • Central Locking
  • Cold Bulb Monitoring
  • Electronic Handbrake
  • Electronic Steering Motor (column mounted)
  • Electronic Steering Motor (rack mounted)
  • Electronic Window
  • Electronic Window (LIN)
  • ESP Sensor
  • Fuel Level Sensor
  • Heater Blower Motor (PWM)
  • LIN-Bus (Engine off)
  • LPG Injector Simulator
  • Pulse Width Modulation 1
  • Pulse Width Modulation 2
  • Steering Angle Sensor
  • Volt Drop Tests
  • Wiper Motor (LIN)
  • Wiper Motor (with park)
  • Atmospheric Pressure Sensor
  • Charging - Three Phase Wires
  • Charging - Volts & Amps
  • Cooling Fan Current
  • Cranking Current
  • Engine Coolant and Intake Air Temperature
  • Engine Speed & Position Sensors
  • Fuel Pump Current
  • Ignition Primary (Current)
  • Ignition Primary (Voltage)
  • Ignition Secondary (Negative)
  • Ignition Secondary (Positive)
  • Injector (Current)
  • Injector (Volts)
  • Manifold Pressure Sensor
  • Neutral Switch
  • Oxygen Sensor
  • Road Speed Sensor
  • Side Stand Switch
  • Throttle Position Sensor
Scan Tool Live Data
  • Scan Tool Theory
  • Scan tools: Live Data Examples
  • Scan tools: Live Data Examples
  • Scan tools: Live Data Examples
  • Scan tools: Live Data Examples