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What's a good code reader / diag tool ?

Discussion in 'General Explorations!!' started by Lemondrop, October 2, 2002.

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    1. Lemondrop

      Lemondrop Active Member

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      Im thinking of buying one , I have seen the one that Diagtek has and Im wondering what else is out there . Im guessing Ill have to use a Palm or Laptop (Id go Palm) so that's not a big deal . Hell , Id build a PC to use it on if I was desperate :)
      Anyway , please post up some products and possible links to sites that have info and or purchase options if you can .
      Also please give input on personal experience with purchase and support from the scan-tool OEM and the person whom you bought it from (Rip-off , good deal , poor support , great support , etc.)

      Thanks :)
       
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    3. Robb

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      Just a reminder, an OBD II scanner will not work with your 95, only your 96.

      Robb
       
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      i think the auto xray tool is cool...www.autocheckup.com.
      it's a simple tool for the do it your selfer....but it's worth checking into if you just want something will scan and retreive codes ...it also breaksdown the codes into a short summary for you
       
    5. Lemondrop

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      I still wonder why my 95 has the ODBII connector under the steering wheel and the regular old connector out by the engine compartment fuse / relay box .
       
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      Don't we all.

      I think Ford just got a little ahead of themselves and forgot to tell the interior guys that the OBD II wasn't quite ready for the 95.

      Robb
       
    7. Lemondrop

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      I have between my 2 trucks and my father in laws ranger plus friend/family owned Fords around 14 Fords that people look to me to fix :)
      Sucks to be a mechanic for a living .
      Right now I just don't have a easy way to pull codes from any systems . Im looking to resolve that issue .
      One of my buddies said I should buy the tool and charge everyone 25 bucks a hook-up to pay for the tool .
      I told him I wouldnt do that unless they were a friend of a friend type thing .

      Now if I only had a Caterpillar engine Id be set :)
       
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      I think on the '95s some of the DTCs can be pulled through the connector under the hood (things like air-bag and abs faults). The engine parameters are only available through the under hood connector though until '96 when Ford went to OBD-II completely.
       

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