Engine Diagnostics

Engine Computer Diagnostics

A modern vehicle can produce many different fault codes which are picked up by sensors that continually report to the ECU (Engine Control Unit) and tell it how your vehicle is performing.


Difficult to start
Sometimes stalls
Excessive smoke from the exhaust
Uses more fuel than it used to
Hesitates or is sluggish when you accelerate
Engine overheats
Engine misfires
Warning lights illuminated on your dashboard

When a problem occurs, the fault is logged on the ECU’s memory. A diagnostic code reader has to be used to read the fault or message and to clear any fault codes from the memory.

This is why having the correct diagnostics equipment is vital. It means we can fix cars quicker and therefore, pass the time saving onto our customers


All modern vehicles are equipped with an on-board computer diagnostic system (OBDII) that constantly monitors your vehicle’s engine and transmission together with the entire electrical systems. The main purpose of monitoring these systems is to insure that the vehicle is operating at top efficiency with the lowest possible emissions.

A warning light comes on because the computer has sensed a signal from one of the systems or components that has gone outside of its normal operating range. The computer then sends a signal to turn on the light on your dashboard to let you know something is wrong!

It’s possible that a warning light may turn on, and your car may still appear to be driving OK. Ignoring some warning lights can lead to serious issues and expensive repairs.


Some of the common signs of a faulty ECU are issues with your vehicles fuel consumption and also experiencing difficulty when starting your car. If you are noticing any of these issues call us today and have a talk to one of our highly skilled technicians.

Huskisson Automotive, can swiftly and efficiently diagnose any problem with your ECU and then make necessary repairs. We offer a comprehensive ECU repair service and our experienced technicians can remap or completely reset your unit, ensuring it is returned to its normal function in no time.