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VEHICLE DRIVEABILITY SOLUTIONS

Vehicle Driveability Solutions is a Whyalla based automotive diagnostic and 12 v accessory fitting Service. Diagnosis of vehicle electrical-based complaints.

Our goal is to quickly and cost-effectively remedy all types of auto electrical faults. Like a doctor seeing a patient, we firmly believe that a proper diagnosis is the critical first step to fixing any existing problem.

The traditional “guess and replace parts until it’s fixed” approach, based solely on symptoms or trouble codes, has a limited success rate and can be prohibitively expensive for today’s modern computerised vehicles. After several attempted fixes and comebacks, the original problem still remains. The vehicle owner is frustrated after wasting time and money, and often the vehicle is still not fixed!

We see the process as a separate diagnosis, followed by a repair. As our business name implies, our focus is on the diagnosis itself, and then provide a recommendation for repair to be completed by a third party.

At the end of the day, when the problem is efficiently diagnosed and repaired correctly the first time around with no guesswork, the customer is happy. The time and money spent on a professional diagnosis is a fantastic investment and pays for itself immediately in avoiding unnecessary labour and replacement of parts. Also, the customer will have confidence in the repair further down the road, as my thorough diagnosis addresses the underlying problem, not just the symptoms.

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Once again the power of a scope for accurate vehicle diagnostics. Chrysler 300 SRT8 was brought to shop with possible transmission issue. A test drive showed an initial lack of power before picking up again and could possibly be a trans shift issue. Vehicle was scanned with the only transmission code a P2638 Torque Management feedback signal performance. Engine codes included
P0016 Cam/Crank timing
P0300Multi cylinder misfire
P0520 Eng oil pressure Sensor circuit
P0172 Fuel system Rich B1
P0175 Fuel system rich B2.
This was looking to be a cam timing issue.
Data from the Autel Ultra showed Long term fuel trims of-33%. Maxed out on this particular vehicle and still showing slightly negative trims on Short term fuel trim. Monitors were also showing cam out of sync and a value of minus 17 degrees.
The Pico was connected to the cam and crank signal wires to give a visual and measurable display of what was happening. This file was then compared to a known good example and measured out at around 16 degrees out of time retarded to where the timing should be. This engine will now be pulled down to have the cam timing corrected.
Utilizing our specialised training and the correct tooling we quickly pinpointed where the issue was. So get in contact with VDS for your vehicle concerns.
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1 week ago
Once again the power of a scope for accurate vehicle diagnostics. Chrysler 300 SRT8 was brought to shop with possible transmission issue. A test drive showed an initial lack of power before picking up again and could possibly be a trans shift issue. Vehicle was scanned with the only transmission code a P2638 Torque Management feedback signal performance. Engine codes included
P0016 Cam/Crank timing
P0300Multi cylinder misfire
P0520 Eng oil pressure Sensor circuit
P0172 Fuel system Rich B1
P0175 Fuel system rich B2.
This was looking to be a cam timing issue.
Data from the Autel Ultra showed Long term fuel trims of-33%. Maxed out on this particular vehicle and still showing slightly negative trims on Short term fuel trim. Monitors were also showing cam out of sync and a value of minus 17 degrees.
The Pico was connected to the cam and crank signal wires to give a visual and measurable display of what was happening. This file was then compared to a known good example and measured out at around 16 degrees out of time retarded to where the timing should be. This engine will now be pulled down to have the cam timing corrected.
Utilizing our specialised training and the correct tooling we quickly pinpointed where the issue was. So get in contact with VDS for your vehicle concerns.
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#autoelec 
#VehicleDriveabiltySolutions
#thedpfdoctor
#whyalla 
#Autel
#Picoscope
#autoelectrician
#diagnostics 
#scantool 
#automotivediagnostics
#faultfinding 
#automotive
#picoscope 
#eyrepeninsula
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Did you get it sorted and working as it should ? What's the out come ?

Great find! Often overlooked for mixture problems 👍

Bt50/Ranger with a loss of power complaint. From highway speed down to 40 km/h. Plugging in the magic box did not help. No codes for any sort of direction This was a process of picking data to view and following the evidence. The vehicle ecu was commanding low boost and low fuel pressure. Why? Through a proper diagnostic process it was found that the fuel lines on the filter had been inadvertently mismatched. This vehicle is now back in action.
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1 month ago
Bt50/Ranger with a loss of power complaint. From highway speed down to 40 km/h. Plugging in the magic box did not help. No codes for any sort of direction  This was a process of picking data to view and following the evidence. The vehicle ecu was commanding low boost and low fuel pressure. Why? Through a proper diagnostic process it was found that the fuel lines on the filter had been inadvertently mismatched. This vehicle is now back in action.
#VDS #VehicleDriveabilitySolutions #Whyalla #autoelectrician #autorepair #eyrepeninsula #automotivediagnostics #diagnostics #autoelec #faultfinding #dieselhelpaustraliaImage attachment

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Bloody apprentices

You are a wiz mate!

Awesome result mate 👏 it certainly played a different ball game to some of the others,but that eliminator is the key

Not something we usually see at VDS but this Honda CRF300 is up and running again after coming in for a crank no start condition. The fuel pump was found to be the culprit.
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#autoelec
#dpf
#thedpfdoctor
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#autoelectrician
#diagnostics
#ScanTool
#automotivediagnostics
#faultfinding
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#PicoScope
#eyrepeninsula
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1 month ago
Not something we usually see at VDS but this Honda CRF300 is up and running again after coming in for a crank no start condition. The fuel pump was found to be the culprit.
#VDS 
#autoelec 
#DPF
#thedpfdoctor
#whyalla 
#autoelectrician
#diagnostics 
#scantool 
#automotivediagnostics
#faultfinding 
#automotive
#picoscope 
#eyrepeninsulaImage attachment