Introduction to On-Board Diagnostics II (OBDII) 1st Edition
Roy Cox
ISBN-13: 9781418012205 | ISBN-10: 1418012203
© 2006 | Published |  256  Pages

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Here's an easy-to-understand, logical guide to the diagnosis and repair of today's complex and sophisticated automotive control systems! In Introduction to On-Board Diagnostics (OBD II) readers will learn how this complex system functions and be provided with valuable reference material for diagnosing and troubleshooting its many components and circuits. This book provides a simple, logical approach to explain the operation of the OBD II system and will teach the reader how to quickly spot problems and identify components that are not functioning correctly. In addition, the interrelationships between the fuel delivery, emission control, ignition, and accessory systems are clearly addressed and explained. CAM data is also included.

An interactive Computer Based Training (CBT) CD-ROM is also available as a supplement to this book. This course leads users through ten simulated trouble-code scenarios to reinforce the hands-on components of diagnosis and repair procedures that are taught in the manual.



  • Preface, How to Use This Book, Chapter One: Evolution of OBD II, Chapter Two: OBD II Terminology and Communication, Chapter 3: OBD II System Monitors, Chapter 4: Diagnostic Trouble Codes, Chapter Five: Diagnostic Troubleshooting Routines, Chapter 6: Performing Specific Manufacturers Diagnostic Routines, Chapter 7: Component Testing, Appendix A: SAE Standardized OBD Acronyms, Appendix C: Powertrain Diagnostic Trouble Code Definitions, Partial List, Appendix D: Non-Standard DLC Locations

    • "quick hit" troubleshooting tricks teach readers how to diagnose problems when there is no stored OBDII trouble code, as well as how to handle situations where the trouble code is actually set by a basic mechanical problem rather than a failure of the indicated component
    • information is useful for those who wish to expand their capabilities from more basic, mechanical repairs to complex electronics and drivability diagnosis and repair
    • a substantial portion of the content focuses on logical troubleshooting that can be done without expensive, complicated test equipment and special tools
    • also useful as a preparation manual for the ASE Certification exams
    • contains CAM data
    For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant

    • Hands-On Diagnostic Simulation CD-ROM for Cox's Introduction to On-Board Diagnostics II
      ISBN-10: 1418012211 | ISBN-13:9781418012212
      List Price = 45.95
      The Introduction to On-Board Diagnostics II (OBDII): Hands-On Diagnostic Simulation CD-ROM utilizes an interactive approach to lead users through ten trouble-code scenarios (problems).
      Instructor's Guide for Cox's Introduction to On-Board Diagnostics II
      ISBN-10: 141801222X | ISBN-13:9781418012229
      List Price = 26.25
      Here’s an easy-to-understand, logical instructor’s guide to the diagnosis and repair of today’s complex and sophisticated automotive control systems! The Introduction to On-board Diagnostics II (OBDII) Instructor’s Guide pinpoints what materials are needed to teach each unit, and contains suggested key points to cover. The guide functions as a resource for class agendas, and for quiz and exam materials.


    • Roy has been a part of the automotive service industry for 40 years. He is a member of SAE International. As a technician, he is an ASE Certified Triple Master plus L-1, and was inducted into the ASIA Technicians¿ Hall of Fame in 1996. He is also a certified locksmith. He began his career as a mechanic in a small, family-owned repair shop in Washington, D.C. In 1964, they did road service in the old-fashioned way, dispatching a mechanic in a jeep, not a tow truck, and getting most of the cars started on the roadside. Since then, Roy has worn many hats, including dealership service technician, assistant service manager, road tester, quality control specialist, automotive instructor and program head at a community college. He is co-author of The 300,000 Mile Car, published by Thomson Delmar Learning.

      For the last 14 years, Roy has worked in Automotive Services at AAA¿s National Offices, and has continued to change hats. Today, he is Manager of Technical Training and Research, responsible for the towing manual, lockout manual, and training for emergency road service providers, as well as managing the onsite AAA Car Care Plus Center, which provides auto repairs and maintenance for AAA National Office employees.