Is there a preferred code reader?

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I figure I’d better pick up a code reader, something I know nothing about.

Is there one yinze recommend? Be useful to talk to the Liberty and the wife’s Nissan to if such a thing exists.
 

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Hopefully someone has a "best buy " one they use and love
One of the reasons I stay with 02-05s, you can do key turn trick and get the codes if you have any ;)
 

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I bought some ELM thing on amazon.com years ago, it uses bluetooth to communicate to your smart phone, it reads codes and other sensor data from my 2006 Liberty,
 

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I have a Scangauge II. It can read engine codes but it also shows me real time mpg, coolant temp, transmission temp, and voltage as I drive. I have it mounted to the top of the steering column in front of the dashboard. Super useful, and it can be taken off and used to scan other vehicles as needed.

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One of the reasons I stay with 02-05s, you can do key turn trick and get the codes if you have any ;)
Exactly why I ask…I literally have no idea what that means…on VWs is volts or isn’t… or the transaxle ground strap broke again… only software I have is to talk to Allen Bradley PLCs from thirty years ago!
 

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I have a Scangauge II. It can read engine codes but it also shows me real time mpg, coolant temp, transmission temp, and voltage as I drive. I have it mounted to the top of the steering column in front of the dashboard. Super useful, and it can be taken off and used to scan other vehicles as needed.

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Thanks!
 

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One of the reasons I stay with 02-05s, you can do key turn trick and get the codes if you have any ;)
Challenge accepted. Fairly certain this 07 is a frankenbug…err..Jeep…weird as even the vin rig has both ways. Don’t care though 500$…I’ll build it for the task!

also WTF is the key trick? Remote entry is shot on this bucket. Troubleshooting that now as got RF output but no response from junker. Suspect bad ground in FUBAR tailgate…but daylight fails and I’m hoping no on sees my welds before I grind and paint them….
 

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Just started following your other thread. As a fellow '07 owner, keep in mind that 2007 was the last year before they moved to the Jeep KK (2008-2012). They started funneling in new parts for some things here and there. Big stuff should be OK, but for some smaller things I would make sure the picture of what you are ordering matches what you actually have. I found this out rather inexpensively when I ordered a 2007 PCV valve and found out I need the 2008 one.
 

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Just started following your other thread. As a fellow '07 owner, keep in mind that 2007 was the last year before they moved to the Jeep KK (2008-2012). They started funneling in new parts for some things here and there. Big stuff should be OK, but for some smaller things I would make sure the picture of what you are ordering matches what you actually have. I found this out rather inexpensively when I ordered a 2007 PCV valve and found out I need the 2008 one.
Yeah, I am slowly learning this too...ah the joys of a transistion year vehicle!
 

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