Mitchell 1 adds ABS, engine, transmission identification to TruckSeries

Updated Nov 2, 2023
A man wearing a hat works on a truck with a tablet. The tablet's face shows the TruckSeries software with ID tags.

Mitchell 1's TruckSeries maintenance software will now find and recognize ABS, engine and transmission identification tags, the company says. 

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The new feature will help technicians quickly locate and identify the system control module, enabling them to diagnose and repair trucks faster and with more confidence, Mitchell 1 says. 

"We spend a lot of time with customers to ensure that TruckSeries is user-friendly and meets their expectations," says Kristy Coffman, director of Mitchell 1's commercial vehicle group. "Sometimes we hear about tasks that cause a minor bump in the road, and addressing these issues is a priority for us. Adding these ID tags was fairly easy to accomplish and has been very well received." 

Mitchell 1 says the ID tag identification and location feature is accessible in the 1Search and Service Manual sections of TruckSeries. Under the Common Spec's button for the current vehicle in 1Search, there's an option named "ABS Transmission-Engine-Identification Tag Locations." This gives users the ID tag information. 

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After selecting the link, an article with headers for ABS, engine and transmission tag locations comes up. Clicking on the ABS identification tag locations reveals a list of available ABS manufacturers for the truck makes and models in TruckSeries. 

Once the controller is located and identified, Mitchell 1 says, the user can open the TruckSeries vehicle selector and select the correct controller from the menu selections. Users can also open and enlarge images of the controllers for easier detailed viewing. 

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