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Welcome back to Part 2 of Sensor Testing Secrets. We trust you were able to use some of the tips to better diagnose vehicle electrical issues with temperature and position sensors. Miss Part 1? See the article here.
As always, our friends at I-CAR provide the collision industry classes and programs that promote safe collision repair and profitable shops. At SEMA Education Days, I-CAR comes out huge with 13 courses that are structured around individual roles within the industry.
OEM diagnostic procedures will get you accurate results. The manufacturer’s tests are designed for simplicity and are aimed at dealership technicians with special tools and the luxury of working on the same vehicles repeatedly.
Problem: When this vehicle came into the shop, the DLC was on and the tech pulled DTCs C0460 – Steering Angle Sensor and C056D 39 – ECU Hardware Performance Internal Electronic Failure. The Tech performed the TSB 07-02-32-009 to update the EBCM and PSCM. After the flash, the Tech could not calibrate the steering sensor.
Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Caravan, V6-3.3L, VIN R Automatic Transmission
Problem: This vehicle came to the shop because the engine would crank but not start and the MIL was on. The camshaft (CMP) and crankshaft (CKP) sensors had already been replaced but did not fix the problem.