GM Special Service Tools
Usually, General Motors technicians use a master of special GM diagnostic tool to service and repair the vehicles. These special gm diagnostic tools help technician diagnose and fix automobiles. Many special tools work must with special software. Whether testing your tire, fuel injection or electronic system, GM always can provide a certain solution.
GM MDI convened
The GM MDI is a diagnostic tool used for automotives convened from 1996 to present day. This special tool connects to the vehicle to transfer information directly from the car's onboard ECU network. The device works with wireless, Ethernet and USB connections. Accessories available for the GM MDI tool include a carrying case, Ethernet cable, USB cable and wireless card.
GM Tech 2 Standard GM Kit
Tech-2 is the same tester GM Technicians use to diagnose GM vehicles. It is a handheld GM special tool that helps translate the information the vehicle's onboard electronic system. It assists technicians in diagnosing and repairing vehicle's electronic systems. The tool works on vehicle from 1996 to the present. The equipment work with software and can update from approved Touchline terminals. The devices retrieve diagnostic trouble codes and display the results from a diagnostic test. Accessories for the Tech 2 include an adapter, battery and hand straps.
Tire Pressure Documentation Kit
The Tire Pressure Documentation Kit allows technicians to record and store exact tire pressure readings of an automobile. The device notes readings for automobiles that have a gross vehicle weight under 10,000 lbs. It also communicates with the shop work area via wireless connection.
How to Adjust the Timing in an Oldsmobile Alero
Adjusting the timing on an Oldsmobile Alero allows the installation of performance parts and fuel economy boosters. However, it requires expensive specialty equipment and an understanding of car computer programming. Changing the timing on an Oldsmobile Alero is a difficult project that takes several hours.
1 Contact GM for a history of the vehicle's current updates and identify the version required for this project. GM software versions for the Oldsmobile Alero are only available on CD and require a subscription.
2 Verify the battery is fully charged and turn off all accessories such as the radio, lights and climate controls. Connect the PC to the Tech 2 scan tool with a cable pass-through device and turn the ignition to the "On" position without starting the engine.
3 Start the GM recalibration software on the PC and enter the correct data for your vehicle. Connect the Tech 2 scan tool to the diagnostic connector under the steering wheel and answer any questions that appear on the screen.
4 Select "Normal Programming" and highlight the recalibration version you wish to install. Start the data transfer and confirm the progress bar is active on the screen.
5 Wait for the transfer of data and the message "Programming Complete" to appear on the screen. The data transfer takes as long as 30 minutes depending on the size of the associated files. Turn the ignition to the "Off" position and remove the Tech 2 scan tool from the diagnostic connector.