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Old 04-26-2019, 12:05 AM
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I'm using Blue Driver with an IPhone 6S, and I am quite pleased with how that code reader works. I have used it for ABS codes and it read them as well as checking for other codes. Worth the money as far as I am concerned, and the unit is small enough to keep in the center armrest compartment with plenty of room left over for all the other stuff that accumulates in there.
I also have a Scangauge ll that I have used to read codes in the past, but it wouldn't read ABS codes. I specifically got that particular unit to give me better readings of transmission and coolant temps and boost pressures. The factory gauges have markings on them that translate to 7.5 degrees per division which makes them not much better than idiot lights so far as getting a quick, accurate reading.
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Old 04-26-2019, 02:22 AM
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My favorite right now for ford products is FORScan with it hooked to my laptop it’s basically dealer level access for fords and it’s free unless you buy the license for the extended version which will let you program new keys and a whole lot of other stuff that I haven’t gotten into yet

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Old 04-26-2019, 09:19 AM
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I purchased this one in fighting with the Dodge earlier in this year.
I am fairly impressed with the ease of use and information. You
do have to download the manual from the internet. You don't
get a hard copy with the unit. That seems the "new normal."

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Old 04-27-2019, 09:31 AM
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A coworker bought a bluetooth version from Amazon, and got 2, so he gave me one. I had been using a USB version of the same thing previously. My only gripe is the software available for free is not as detailed as the software I ran on my laptop, but the ease of use and versatility trumps that pitfall.
I am like Dave and keep it in my console. That way I can clear a pesky EGR code that keeps popping up from time to time.
I haven't tried yet, but I'm told they will do the TPMS reconfigure on GM vehicles too. Just got new rims for mrs Rusty's truck, so I'll try when they get swapped.
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Old 04-27-2019, 03:41 PM
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Im impressed it didn't offee much insight, but it is quite impressive option wise.

It pulled up a secondary fuel pump voltage low code, but I already knew about that. Truck still wont start...
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Old 04-27-2019, 08:11 PM
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Shade .What did the dog end up being ?
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Old 04-28-2019, 02:08 AM
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Torque-Pro is a decent app along with an "Elm327" emulator BlueTooth dongle in the OBD2 port. Hardest part is learning how to get it to connect with your phone reliably. $20 for this route.

I like Autel and $150 will get you a wired unit that has the ability to read and clear OBD, ABS and SRS (airbag) systems. Zamazon has a bunch of different options. The higher-cost tools ($400+) should be bought from a US supplier so you get some kind of upgrade-ability and tech support. This would be important if you want to be able to reset the TPS system.

HF "Zurich" scan tools are not bad if that is more convenient for you.

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Old 04-28-2019, 02:13 AM
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I recently picked up a few months ago the Autel AUL-MS906BT Automotive Diagnostic, The Scan Tool works well for me...

But if your looking for cheap several of the ones from HF are not bad like the one Ron bought... they are fair and do almost everything some of the more expensive ones will do... minus just a few things

But have you run a fuel pressure test an actual fuel pressure test between the inline fuel filter line from tank to the engine.
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