Automotive Newsletter

April 2017

Newsletter April 2017

Case study: Subaru with incorrect ABS operation

Steve Smith has provided us with yet another great piece of successful diagnostics in this complex and baffling case study on an ABS fault. 

"The noise/vibration from under the bonnet proved to be the ABS pump operation accompanied by a pulsation in the brake pedal. During initial testing, it was noted that the ABS pump operation coincided only with the rear road wheels travelling over the speed humps at low road speeds (approximately 5 to 10 mph) and not the front road wheels."
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Guided Test: Keyless entry

The purpose of this test is to evaluate the operation of keyless entry and keyless starting systems with Pico Technology’s Keyless entry signal carrier detector. 
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New releases

We have a brand new accessory (as featured in our Guided Test), the TA330 Keyless entry carrier signal detector.

Pico's Phil Rutt has put together a focus piece to support this new accessory.
Read the focus piece >


Our latest video from Steve Smith tells you about our Low pressure fuel kit. Steve explains how it works and the benefits of using it.
Following on from last month's release, Steve Smith shows how to perform the Parking sensor Guided Test.
View our YouTube channel >

Best of the web

"On many Fords the alternator has a ‘smart charge system’ that regulates the output of the alternator… So let's come along with Eric O. at the SMA shop as he diagnoses this F-150 that came in with a no charge condition."
Glenn Norris CAE AMIMI, from the vehicle diagnostic blog Definitive Diagnosis, shares his way to test a complete circuit using PicoScope and Ohm's law with power measurement. 



Please visit Pico Exhibitions for the latest list of exhibitions and trade shows that Pico and its representatives will be attending.

We're hiring!

Thanks to our continuing success and growth Pico are always seeking talented people to join our company.

Please visit to see our current vacancies. We look forward to hearing from you!

Software releases

Our latest software releases are available as free downloads. To check which release you are using, start the software and select Help > About.

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