Professional OBD2 Diagnostic Scan Tool

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  1. nightwing2007

    nightwing2007 New Member

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    Does any one know it it will work on a 2008 jeep liberty

    was looking at this one and the fixd

    thanks
     
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    Maybe I'm not clear on what your question is...

    "All cars and light trucks built and sold in the United States after January 1, 1996 were required to be OBD II equipped. In general, this means all 1996 model year cars and light trucks are compliant, even if built in late 1995. 2) There will be a note on a sticker or nameplate under the hood: "OBD II compliant"."

    If you are asking if the scan tool will work with your vehicle, since it's a 2008, then the answer is 'yes'.

    I can also recommend a scan tool called Auto OBDII and CAN code reader, AutoLink AL319. It's really great in giving you the correct information regarding your emission system. Gives you results in more of a pass/fail format.
     
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    I think it would be wise to acquire a scanner that can also pull the Chrylser Factory codes as well as ODB II generic codes.

    I recently purchased this Autel Scanner on e-bay for my 02 and my wife's 2012 Wrangler and it does indeed pull both types of code.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Autel-OBD2-Scanner-Diaglink-DIY-Version-of-MD802-All-Systems-Modules-Code-R/282594216434?hash=item41cbed89f2:g:afUAAOSw575ZgAIZ

    The nice thing about this scanner is one can purchase additional software packages if they need them and the price is under $20.00.
     
  4. tjkj2002

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    Don't confuse a code puller with a scanner.

    A actual scanner has bi-directional control which that code puller does not have.You can only view data and erase codes.

    A entry level scanner would be the Autel MaxSys MS906BT.
     
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    Software on the laptop would be the way to go, not to mention the better written programs allow for actual programing and or tuning.

    The one I broke down and purchased does have live data on it for what it is worth. Really the only reason I purchased it was to read the Chrysler codes air bag, abs ect as I already have something to read generic ODB II codes.

    Kind of cool you can add software to it for other car manufactures. if one needs additional factory codes pulled.

    It sure does beat paying the dealer $100.00 + 13% tax up here not to mention having to schedule an appointment that would surely be out two weeks.

    In any event, I did research the code pullers as well as the various software options for pc, many are free but do not offer the means to pull the manufacture codes and the better ones were in the $500.00 range.

    A few links I came across before buying the Autel Digital Link which is some version of the MD 802.

    https://www.elmelectronics.com/help/obd/software/?v=3e8d115eb4b3
     
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    Might as well go OEM scan tool since most are labtop based now anyways.I have 3 scanners,the Snap On Solus Ultra,Snap On Modus Ultra,and the Autel 906BT(for my personal use only,stays at home or in vehicle on road trips) and I can do almost anything I want besides programming which we don't do at my shop anyways.

    Programming equipment get's pricey and the programs are outrageous.
     
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    Most home mechanics/DIY'ers would be just fine with a good, mid-high end code reader. Some people could get by with a $6 android app and a diag module from ebay...

    I personally use the Innova 3160d. I got it for my Acadia specifically because it reads ABS and air bag data, as well as powertrain. Paid right around $160 at the time, which was/is a good price. They're up to version G now, no clue what was changed. But I can view, record, playback live sensor data, view freeze frame data, etc.. it's more than I need and more than I understand how to use.
     
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    Yeah I use mine for work.Your basic code reader that displays live data on say a KJ/KK will show what 20-30 PID's(PCM only),while my cheapest scanner(the Autel 906BT bought for $1300) displays almost a 100 different PID's(PCM only),I can also do pinion resets with my Autel for Chrysler's(along with steering angle sensor resets,oil change resets,and much,much more).

    Heck I can raise/lower my ride height on my Town Car with it too.
     
  9. JasonJ

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    Exactly, totally different use cases and requirements. So when someone says they want a "professional" grade diag tool, I'm not convinced they know exactly what that means.
     
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    Yeah any $160 code puller is as far from "professional grade" as you can get,same with those smart phone things they have.

    Once you have bi-directional controls then it's a scanner but still does not mean it's "professional grade" either.
     
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    Agreed. To be fair though, my 3160d was originally and the current model generally is more than twice that price. STILL, the functional difference between a $400 diag tool and a $1200 one is astronomical.

    Like you said, i'ts that bi-directional communication and access to the other 70% of PIDs.