Wednesday, 28 May 2014

What You Need to Know About Towbars!

In a nutshell, a towbar is a term used to refer to various types of towing devices used for vehicles. Unfortunately, apart from that, not much is known about this very useful contraption. 



 
If you are looking into having one installed, it will work to your advantage to arm yourself with the followings basics.

Choose the appropriate towbar for your needs.
At the risk of sounding cliché, not all towbars have been created equal. In other words, there are different types designed to cater to a particular purpose in mind. For instance, if you own a caravan, chances are you already know how valuable this device can be. For first time owners however, it will work to your benefit if you get to know the basics prior to having towbars installed. For starters, it is valuable to know that the make or model of your motor home can help you effortlessly decide on the type of towbar you are going to need.  Also, the help and guidance of a good installer will come in very handy. As a general rule of thumb, it is considered a sound idea to opt for something that will match your needs as opposed to something that will save you money. After all, not taking risks when it comes to safety will eventually save you more in the long run.

Make quality a priority.
While skimping on some things might seem like a practical idea, the same is not true when it comes to towbars. In other words, it is considered more prudent to be particular about the quality of the towing device you will have installed. Make no mistake about it, when it comes to towbars, quality is one thing you cannot afford to compromise as it can bring about serious repercussions. Inferior ones can come lose or break, even if you are travelling at a reasonable pace.

Get expert advice at all times.
If safety is a priority, choose a company that has a proven track record when it comes to furnishing quality equipment. Suffice it to say; when it comes to something that can affect your safety, it pays to have all the bases covered.  An expert’s advice will no doubt prove invaluable in this case as they can easily take into account factors you might otherwise miss. Elements like the chosen set-up’s structural integrity or its ability to withstand stress might be factors you might overlook but will not escape an expert’s keen eye.

Prior to choosing the towbar that is right for you, ensure you have taken all the important factors into consideration. Only then can you sit back, relax, and consider it money well spent.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Digital Tachograph Fault Codes!

Digital Tachograph Fault Codes App!!


We have developed a Tachograph App in conjunction with Skillray Tachograph Suppliers.

It contains display message and fault code meanings for VDO and Stoneridge digital and analogue tachographs. The app also shows you the possible causes and fixes for each fault code.

We have designed the app to help drivers stay on the right side of the enforcement agencies and to enable tachograph technicians to rapidly diagnose and repair faults. 









Friday, 14 March 2014

Nissan Fault Codes

Nissan Fault (Trouble) Code List

All the information in the article, along with many other Manufacture Specific Codes is now available in our iPhone/iPad App and our Android App!! 




These fault code lists contain the codes and fault description for Nissan it includes Flash type codes. Models included are. Atleon, Vanette, Urvan, Interstar, Primastar, Cabstar, NV400, Kubistar, NP300, NV200, Navara, Patrol, X-Trail, Pathfinder, Qashqai, Juke, Terrano, Serena, Murano, Note, 200SX, 300SX, 350Z, 370Z and QX

Fault Code
Fault Description
11
Fuel injection pump position sensor - incorrect signal
12
Mass air flow (MAF) sensor - circuit malfunction
13
Engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor - circuit malfunction
14
Vehicle speed sensor (VSS) - circuit malfunction
15
Fuel quantity adjuster position sensor - circuit malfunction
17
Module coding plug - circuit malfunction
18
Fuel quantity adjuster/position sensor - malfunction
21
Fuel injection timing solenoid/injector needle lift sensor - malfunction
22
Fuel quantity adjuster/position sensor - malfunction
23
Accelerator pedal position (APP) switch - incorrect signal
25
Fuel quantity adjuster - circuit malfunction
27
Engine control module (ECM) - defective
28
Engine coolant blower motor - malfunction
31
Engine control module (ECM) - defective
34
Injector needle lift sensor - incorrect signal
36
Fuel shut-off solenoid 1 - malfunction
37
Fuel shut-off solenoid 1 - circuit malfunction
38
Fuel shut-off solenoid 2 - malfunction
42
Fuel temperature sensor - incorrect signal
43
Accelerator pedal position (APP) sensor/accelerator pedal position (APP) switch - incorrect signal
47
Crankshaft position (CKP) sensor - incorrect signal
48
Accelerator pedal position (APP) switch/fuel injection pump position sensor - circuit malfunction
55
No fault found
82
Barometric pressure (BARO) sensor, in ECM - incorrect signal
83
Glow plug relay - circuit malfunction
84
Engine control module (ECM), reference voltage - incorrect
85
AC relay - circuit malfunction
86
Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) solenoid - circuit malfunction
87
Brake pedal position (BPP) switch I/II - circuit malfunction
91
Engine control module (ECM) - defective
92
Engine control relay, shut-off time - too late
93
Ignition switch/ECM voltage supply - circuit malfunction
94
Fuel injection timing solenoid - circuit malfunction
96
Engine control module (ECM)/injector needle lift sensor - incorrect signal
97
Malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) - circuit malfunction
98
Glow plug warning lamp - circuit malfunction
P1065
Engine control module (ECM) - supply voltage
P1102
Mass air flow (MAF) sensor - range/performance problem
P1111
Camshaft position (CMP) actuator - bank 1 - malfunction
P1121
Throttle motor - malfunction
P1122
Throttle motor - range/performance problem
P1124
Throttle motor relay - short circuit
P1126
Throttle motor relay - open circuit
P1128
Throttle motor - short circuit
P1130
Intake manifold air control solenoid - malfunction
P1131
Intake manifold air control solenoid - malfunction
P1136
Camshaft position (CMP) actuator - bank 2 - malfunction
P1140
Valve timing sensor - bank 1 - range/performance problem
P1143
Heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) 1, bank 1 - lean shift monitoring
P1144
Heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) 1, bank 1 - rich shift monitoring
P1145
Valve timing sensor - bank 2 - range/performance problem
P1146
Heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) 2, bank 1 - minimum voltage monitoring
P1147
Heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) 2, bank 1 - maximum voltage monitoring
P1148
Mixture control, closed loop control - bank 1 - inoperative
P1163
Heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) 1, bank 2 - lean shift monitoring
P1164
Heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) 1, bank 2 - rich shift monitoring
P1165
Intake manifold air actuator switch - malfunction
P1166
Heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) 2, bank 2 - minimum voltage monitoring
P1167
Heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) 2, bank 2 - maximum voltage monitoring
P1168
Closed loop control - bank 2 - inoperative
P1171
Air leak between throttle body and intake valves
P1211
ABS control module - malfunction
P1212
ABS/TCS control module - communication error
P1217
Engine over temperature condition
P1223
Throttle position (TP) sensor 2 - voltage low
P1224
Throttle position (TP) sensor 2 - voltage high
P1225
Closed throttle position (CTP), learning procedure - voltage low
P1226
Closed throttle position (CTP), learning procedure - failed
P1227
Accelerator pedal position (APP) sensor 2 - voltage low
P1228
Accelerator pedal position (APP) sensor 2 - voltage high
P1229
Sensor supply voltage - short circuit
P1260
Injector 1 - circuit low
P1261
Injector 1 - circuit high
P1262
Injector 2 - circuit low
P1263
Injector 2 - circuit high
P1264
Injector 3 - circuit low
P1265
Injector 3 - circuit high
P1266
Injector 4 - circuit low
P1267
Injector 4 - circuit high
P1268
Injector 1 - mechanical failure
P1269
Injector 2 - mechanical failure
P1270
Injector 3 - mechanical failure
P1271
Injector 4 - mechanical failure
P1272
Fuel pressure control valve - circuit malfunction
P1273
Fuel pressure - range/performance problem
P1274
Fuel pressure - range/performance problem
P1275
Fuel pressure - range/performance problem
P1335
Crankshaft position (CKP) sensor 2 - circuit malfunction
P1336
Crankshaft position (CKP) sensor 1 - rotor teeth damage
P1400
Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system/evaporative emission (EVAP) system - valve malfunction
P1402
Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system - excessive flow detected
P1442
Evaporative emission (EVAP) system - small leak detected
P1444
Evaporative emission (EVAP) system - control valve malfunction
P1446
Evaporative emission (EVAP) system - vent valve malfunction
P1448
Evaporative emission (EVAP) system - vent valve malfunction
P1456
Evaporative emission (EVAP) system - very small leak detected
P1464
Fuel tank level sensor - voltage high
P1490
Evaporative emission (EVAP) system - bypass valve malfunction
P1491
Evaporative emission (EVAP) system - bypass valve malfunction
P1564
Cruise control master switch - malfunction
P1572
Cruise control brake pedal switch - circuit malfunction
P1574
Cruise control vehicle speed sensor (VSS) - signal variation between two vehicle speed sensors
P1605
TCM diagnosis communication line - malfunction
P1610
Ignition key/engine control module (ECM) - malfunction
P1611
Immobilizer control module/engine control module (ECM) - coding
P1612
Immobilizer control module/engine control module (ECM) communication - malfunction
P1613
Engine control module (ECM), immobilizer function - internal failure
P1614
Immobilizer control module/module coding plug communication - no signal
P1615
Ignition key/immobilizer control module communication - malfunction
P1705
AT - throttle position (TP) sensor - voltage too low/high
P1706
Park/neutral position (PNP) switch - circuit malfunction
P1760
AT - overrun clutch solenoid - voltage low
P1800
Intake manifold air control solenoid - malfunction
P1805
Brake pedal position (BPP) switch - circuit malfunction
U1000
CAN data bus - no communication with other control modules
U1001
CAN data bus - no communication with other control modules