The article discusses a demonstration of electronic automotive trouble-shooting by the Coats Diagnostic Division of Hennessy Industries with that company's new model 460 computerized diagnostic analyzer. A few initial comments describe the unit itself and what it is used for, with a description of the demonstration following. The author concludes, however, that while the computer can provide a mechanic with a vehicle's exact performance specs and give a fast accurate checkout of systems that seem to be functioning properly, the computer does not spell out the cause or location of problems, and it lacks the mechanic's problem-solving ability.

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  • Authors:
    • Lindsley, E F
  • Publication Date: 1983-8

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 86-88
  • Serial:
    • Popular Science
    • Volume: 223
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Times Mirror Magazines, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0161-7370

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00381310
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-035 474
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 29 1984 12:00AM