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Computer Diagnostics

Lowell's Auto Repair Provides Computer Diagnostic Services

Computer diagnostics refer to the process of using specialized equipment and software to diagnose and troubleshoot problems in a car’s onboard computer system. The onboard computer system in modern cars, also known as the Engine Control Module (ECM), monitors and controls various systems and components, including the engine, transmission, brakes, and emissions system.

When a problem occurs in one of these systems, the onboard computer system stores a trouble code that can be retrieved using a diagnostic tool. This code provides information about the nature and location of the problem, which can help a mechanic diagnose and repair the issue.

The diagnostic tool used for computer diagnostics can vary depending on the make and model of the car. Some tools are designed to work with specific brands, while others are more universal and can work with a variety of cars. The diagnostic tool is connected to the car’s OBD-II port, which is usually located under the dashboard on the driver’s side.

The diagnostic tool retrieves the trouble code and displays it on a screen, along with a description of the problem. The mechanic can then use this information to diagnose the problem and perform the necessary repairs.

Computer diagnostics can be helpful in identifying and fixing a wide range of problems in a car’s onboard computer system. Some common issues that can be diagnosed using computer diagnostics include engine misfires, transmission problems, emission control system malfunctions, and sensor failures.

If you suspect that there is a problem with your car’s onboard computer system, it’s important to have it checked by a qualified mechanic who has experience in computer diagnostics. They can use specialized equipment and software to diagnose the problem and provide you with an accurate diagnosis and estimate for repairs.

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