Originally Posted by jbssei
They just don't want us to be able to fix our own cars anymore. If we conyinue to learn then the car manufactures wont make their money as easy. It is like when they build them, they don't care how things have to be repaired just make it compact and to hell with the mechanic.James
There ya go. Nailed it on the head. My step father teaches ASE classes so people can get their ASE cert'*. He'* also an ASE Master Tech. so he fixes peoples cars on the side to make extra money. When I had my 07 Avalanche I had a random SES light. He plugged in his scan tool (which he gets updated EVERY year), and couldn't pull the code.
Car manufactures are releasing the bare minimum diagnostics to 3rd parties and making parts that require specific tools.
I see the "shade tree" mechanics (as the Auto companies call them) not being able to repair new cars in the next 5 years.
2004 Chevy Silverado Z71 - 15% tint, FTDRL, All-on-high, 5000k lows/fogs, tinted tails, color matched grille, Sound by Kenwood.