Glossary of Terms ......24 Any unit that fails within this period will be repaired 2-1 Basics of Computer- Cleveland, Ohio 44135 or replaced at Actron’s option and without charge Controlled Cars ......13 when returned to the Factory. Actron requests that U.S.A.
The manufacturer-specific Application Cartridges offer a universal approach in chang- The scan tool uses state-of-the-art 16 “bit” fore. ing software as vehicle technology changes. Actron’s separate cartridge and cable microprocessor technology and has twice system lets you add vehicle applications to meet your needs.
1-3 Actron CP9110 – What You Get tridge into the cartridge opening. Align the To remove the Application Cartridge simply cartridge slots with the “keyway” on the grasp the cartridge end and pull away from When you receive your scan tool, take time main tool bottom opening.
Keyboard Functions able in the scan tool help screens, see check the following: Section 3: Actron Help for solutions to The scan tool uses 8 keys to navigate your scan tool problems. through the software-user interface: 1.
Display (NOTE: This is a GM Function List – In these screens, brackets will automati- Function Lists for other manufacturers cally be next to the default response. If you The scan tool has a 4 line x 20 character may differ slightly.): wish to accept the default choice, simply liquid crystal display (LCD) for easy view- press ENTER.
The On-Line Help screen shown above 1-7: ScanTool Setup Section 2: Vehicle Computer Basics has a in the last column. To view the next Tool Setup is used to change the scan On-Line Help screen, press the DOWN tool’s default sound and measurement arrow key.
sary—to give the O2 sensors time to warm Some examples of sensors: thermistors How the computer controls fuel deliv- position, manifold pressure (vacuum), up to operating temperature. (for temperature readings), potentiom- air flow and RPM. eters (like a throttle position sensor), re- As long as the engine and O2 and Coolant Engine operation and emissions perfor- •...
Also review the Malfunction Indicator Lamps, it is more affect your test. Remember, the scan tool Actron supported vehicle list (found in • The light will stay on as long as the difficult to recognize problems. Some...
The screen below is how the Tool Self- 3-2 Car Problems done. If you selected Tool Self-Test from Tests option appears on the Function List the Function List, then press the FUNC- (NOTE: This is a GM Function List. Func- TION key to return to the function list at any tion PROM matches the vehicle setup.
4-3 E- Mail & code definitions, or doing any other func- the Tool Self-Test Menu. Internet Address In addition to your local dealer, all Actron tion that uses the scan tool’s internal equipment and replacement parts are Actron is also available electronically for memory.
vehicles. This information is used to design and then the duty cycle is 25%. A duty cycle of 0% Section 5: Glossary of Terms build aftermarket diagnostic equipment. means the signal is always at a “low” value and not changing. A duty cycle of 100% means the Detonation: Uncontrolled ignition of the air/fuel signal is always at a “high”...
ESC: Electronic Spark Control. This is an ignition Functional Tests: These are tests of PCM- makes the element sensitive only to engine On-Board Diagnostics, Phase II (OBD-II): With system function that works on vehicles having a controlled systems, such as the fuel pump, the vibrations associated with detonation (“knock- the passing of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amend- knock sensor mounted on the engine block.
Outputs: Electrical signals sent from the PCM. Solenoid: A device to convert an electrical signal VIN: Vehicle Identification Number. This is the These signals may activate relays or other actua- to mechanical movement. It consists of a coil with factory-assigned vehicle serial number. This num- tors for control purposes throughout the vehicle.