VIDEO: New Diagnostic Charts and Graphs Can Optimize Repair

VIDEO: New Diagnostic Charts And Graphs Can Optimize Repair

Here's how ProDemand shows relationships between DTCs and components in 1Search Plus. This video is sponsored by Mitchell 1.

A dendrogram chart can show the relationship between a code or symptom and the possible causes. This is how ProDemand by Mitchell 1 shows relationships between DTCs and components in 1Search Plus (or the ProView tab in 1Search Classic). In this video we show how a P0300 code for random misfires on a 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe can be solved using a dendrogram. This video is sponsored by Mitchell 1.

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