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Vehicle Check/Preparation

Before using the scan tool to perform any test, refer to the important Safety Notice and the necessary visual checks listed below.

Visual Checks

  • Inspect the air cleaner and inlet ducting.
  • Check all engine vacuum hoses for damage, leaks, cracks, kinks and proper routing.
  • Check Electronic EC system wiring harness for proper connections, bent or broken pins, corrosion, loose wires and proper routing.
  • Check the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) , sensors and actuators for physical damage.
  • Check the engine coolant for proper level and mixture.
  • Check the transmission fluid level and quality.
  • Make all necessary repairs before continuing with Quick Test.

Vehicle Preparation

  • Perform ALL safety steps required to start and run vehicle tests. Apply parking brake, place shift lever firmly into PARK position (NEUTRAL on manual transmission) and block drive wheels.
  • Turn off ALL electrical loads: radios, lamps, A/C, blower and fans.
  • Start engine and bring up to normal operating temperature before running Quick Test.