An independent garage has solved a PCM fault for a Land Rover Defender in just 45 minutes after utilising Autologic’s diagnostic support service, which included OEM-trained guidance from a master technician.
North East 4 BY 4 LTD comprises a team of highly trained workshop technicians who specialise in Land Rover diagnostics and servicing, including part replacements and repairs – with the 1999 Defender the latest to pass through its doors.
As a specialist garage, North East 4 BY 4 LTD endeavours to use advanced equipment to ensure that their diagnostic services for fault finding to fault repair, are carried out as efficiently as possible, with cost-effectiveness at its heart.
The company use Autologic diagnostics tools and support services on a daily basis to perform diagnostics for their customers and have done so since 2005.
Arrived as non-runner
Their latest issue arose with the 1999 Land Rover Defender, which arrived at their garage in an immobilised/non-runner state.
Using AutologicLive, Autologic’s support service, Ian contacted OEM-trained master technician Duncan Jarvis for guidance on how to repair the fault.
Ian explained to Duncan that he wanted to check the low pressure on the fuel system, and asked him to confirm whether the fuel block or fuel pump controlled the low pressure circuit.
The technician was seeing 4-bar on crank but only 11psi on the return, which he knew should be at least 2-bar.
Instant fix for fault
To begin finding the appropriate repair, Duncan advised Ian to:
– Trace the ignition supply because the ignition voltage was low
– Rule out crank sensor interference by bump or tow starting vehicle
– Advised to check the PCM, engine and injector harness for oil contamination
– Program a replacement PCM
Following this advice and carrying out the relevant checks suggested by master technician Duncan, Ian was able to identify that the Power-train Control Module (PCM) had damaged injectors due to an oil leak.
No further faults
After replacing the damaged injectors, the vehicle showed no further faults and returned to normal function.
Using AutologicLive, Ian was able to access OEM-trained support and guidance to achieve this repair efficiently, saving him valuable time that he could use on other jobs that day.
Autologic Diagnostics is an aftermarket diagnostics brand – going beyond the diagnosis stage, helping technicians and garages all the way through to fixing a vehicle.
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