Program Highlights:

  • Explains the differences between OBD-I and OBD-II
  • Identifies the various OBD-II communication protocols
  • Teaches the interpretation of 5-character DTCs
  • Examines the difference between trips, drive cycles, and warm-up cycles
  • Explores the operation of the diagnostic Monitors
  • Shows the value of freeze frame and Readiness Status for diagnostics
  • Presents a well-organized strategy for troubleshooting system failures

This program is designed to familiarize technicians with generic OBD-II, including control strategies and troubleshooting techniques with an emphasis on EPA environmental concerns. The material has been meticulously written to insure maximum comprehension.

Upon completion of this program, a technician should be able to:

  • understand the difference between OBD-I and OBD-II
  • identify the various OBD-II communication protocols
  • interpret the meaning of 5-character DTCs
  • make clear distinctions between trips, drive cycles & warm-up cycles
  • recognize the various states of MIL operation
  • understand the function of the diagnostic Monitors
  • execute a well-organized strategy for troubleshooting system failures
  • use freeze frame and readiness status information for diagnostics
  • apply their accumulated knowledge to successfully repair any vehicle