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14/04/2014

OBD365 one year anniversary promotion

OBD365 is running a sale promotion on all the OBD2 tools on its official website to celebrate its one year anniversary. The anniversary celebration will run from today, 15th April 2013 to 25th April 2013.

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When shopping on OBD365 during this period, customers will receive a 1% to 35% discount on certain products. The promotion covers hundreds of OBD2 scanners, auto diagnostic tools, ECU programmer, car key programmers, car lamps and other auto repair tools, such as MB SD C4 and Launch X431 products. Most of the products are with a cost-effective price, and some devices are being sold at the lowest price ever. For example, people can get the newest V54 FGTech Galletto for $149.99 only, $80 less than the original price.

 The promotion is available not only for professional auto mechanics but amateur ones, as well as garages and dealerships. For more detail, please click the link below:

http://www.obd365.com/.

07/04/2014

Diagnose KIA Sportage AC Fails

Car model: Kia Sportage GLs

Components: 2.0L engine and automotive transmission

Mileage: 54,214 miles

Auto problem: While the air conditioner can work properly when driving at a fast speed, its outlet is over hot when the car idles.

 

Auto diagnosing procedure:

I first check the problem syndrome and find out that when the temperature at the outlet is 4 Celsius degree when the car is driving fast and the temperature will rise to 9 Celsius degree when the car stops and idles. I inquiry the car owner about its repair history, and learn that its compressor has been replaced because of noises, and the entire air conditioning system has been cleaned at that time.

According to the syndrome, I guess the problem could be caused by problems such as coolant leak, FATc control module fault, three-way pressure switch problem, compressor problem or circuit problem.

I hook an Autel Maxidas ds708 up to automotive engine system and air conditioning system in a bid to get some error codes. But no error code is retrieved from these two systems. Then I read the air pressure of the system when the vehicle is idling. The highest air pressure is 2501 kPa, while the lowest air pressure is 350kpa, which are both higher than the average level. This is usually caused by too much coolant or bad condenser heat dissipation. The coolant level is normal, and then the problem is likely with the condenser. A photo of Autel DS708 follow:

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It is abnormal for a fan to run at low speed if the air pressure is that high. So I plug off the 3-way pressure switch, connect the switch with short stub, and then the fan immediately runs very fast. I use a MST-2800B multi-meter to test the switch and find out bad connection on one of the switch. I fix the connection, the fan can run normally, and the air conditioner can work properly then. http://www.findobd2.com

 

01/04/2014

How to Update the Launch X431 Tool?

 

Last year I bought a Launch X431 V. The tool works well and recently I heard that Peugeot software for the device is available for update. The new software version can work faster and smoother. But I cannot get the update package. Where can I download it?

Launch X431 with Wifi

Do you have an account of Launch X431 V? To get the update software, you will have to download it from the official website. If you do not have an account, you can follow the steps below:

1. Go to the official website of Launch X431: http://www.cnlaunch.com/english/index.asp.

2. At the bottom right side of the homepage, you will find a "Register" button. Click "Register", and you will go to the sign-up page.

3. Fill the blanks with your information in the sign-up page. You can learn your product serial number and pass code from your X431 tool package.

When filling the "Add" information, please enter the right telephone number, so that Launch can let you know further upgrade information.

4. After completing the blanks, click "I accept".

Note: Please remember the username and password. X431 Software packages on the website can only be downloaded after login in. If you forget the username or the password, you will have to provide your serial number and other information to get your username or password back.