Automaotive scan tools - anybody got a handle on this?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by spray_man, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. spray_man

    spray_man LawnSite Member
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  2. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    I dont think it will pull ABS or AIR BAG codes, and probably wont pull codes for OBD1.

    You can run by autozone and they will pull your codes for free.
  3. spray_man

    spray_man LawnSite Member
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    In doing more digging this Actron unit, on my previous post, might be the one. You can upload your codes to a site, and have them analyzed. This gives you the power of the more expensive systems, on a temporary basis. Perfect if you only do it once or twice per year. It cost $4 per vehicle for 48hrs of diagnostic time. Still looking though. . . . .
  4. Monroe74

    Monroe74 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have snap-on it is the best out there because once you have the code you have the option to track and or single out components linked to that code. You can adjust things in your cars computer like fuel trim. They have scopes and other diagnostic tools built in them.
    Con the price used start at 1k but worth every penny
  5. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have one too, and it's nice. But I also have a small one that I like. I think I only gave about $50 for it but, I know what the codes mean too.

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    I purchased an Innova scan tool that will also scan ABS & SRS on Amazon. Saved $ verses O'Reilly Auto Parts.

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