Latest Update: ProView, VIN Engine Character, plus more

Mitchell 1’s latest update to ProDemand includes a number of user-interface enhancements for easier navigation. See the list below for the features updated in this latest release.

Updated display of ProView content

The ProView information display has been updated to show codes and symptoms relative to components in two columns. This new layout makes it easier to read and understand the real-world relational data in the graph. Mileage charts for the components are included on the same page by scrolling down to view the specific results. See Figure 1 below.

Figure 1 – Updated Display or ProView Content

Have you tried ProView?  The ProView diagnostic troubleshooting tool is most useful when you have two or more trouble codes. ProView allows you to see how different combinations of codes relate to failed components. Notice how in Figure 1, with a P0171, the fuel filter is the most likely failed component. In Figure 2, with p0171 and a p0175 codes selected together, the mass airflow sensor is the most likely culprit. ProView can save you valuable diagnostic time by pointing you in the right direction when troubleshooting multi-code issues.   

Figure 2 – P0171 and P0175 correspond to the MAF sensor in this example.

VIN engine character as part of vehicle identification

When identifying a vehicle, the engine selection now includes the engine VIN character when applicable to help you differentiate among different engines. This is especially useful in situations when the engine size is not visually obvious or when the OEM has two or more engine types of the same size.

Updated order display of Quick Links

Technical Service Bulletins have been moved to the far left of the Quick Links ribbon, giving them a more prominent location on the page. This change was made in direct response to requests from technicians who told us they wanted easier access to TSBs prior to starting a job. The Service Manual has been moved to the far right.

Figure 3 – Updated Order Display of Quick Links

Code description added to information headings

When viewing information for a code in the 1Search module, the code description has been added to the top level heading.

Figure 4 – Code Description Added to Information Headings


About the Author

Gary Hixson

Gary Hixson is a Sr. Market Manager at Mitchell 1, and is responsible for product and market management of the Repair Information product line. Most recently he managed the release of ProDemand™, the industry-leading repair, diagnostic and maintenance information system.