December 3, 2015
Saint Louis, MO -
Over 40 million vehicles on the road today require a reset/recalibration of the steering angle sensor (SAS) following a wheel alignment, as instructed by the vehicles manufacturer, on certain cars equipped with Electronic Stability Control (ESC). This number will continue to grow since all vehicles produced for USA consumption from 2012 on have been equipped with ESC. The procedure resets the steering angle to match the vehicle's new thrust line after the alignment has been completed.
A steering angle reset has become the new last step in an alignment. While it is possible to use multiple OE style scan tools to complete this procedure, an integrated solution is far superior. Hunter's CodeLink II uses a patented integration that “links” the vehicle OBD-II system directly to the Hunter aligner to measure SAS position and reset the sensor(s) referenced to the vehicle’s alignment geometry.
A complete steering angle sensor reset on some vehicles includes additional sensors such as torque angle sensor or yaw rate sensors. Hunter's CodeLink handles any sensor resets instructed by the vehicle manufacturer without additional input from the technician. In addition, CodeLink replaces multiple OEM scan tools, and provides the same user interface the technician used to complete the alignment. Using the alignment systems full size screen to communicate with the technician allows simple reset instructions to replace the confusing OEM procedures normally associated with a scan tool sized screen.
The Hunter aligner is used to provide printed documentation confirms that steering system reset was completed properly. CodeLink II ships standard with Hunter WinAlign alignment systems