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Looking for OBD2 scanner

Old 06-07-2019, 04:35 PM
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I have started working on 1996 and newer cars and would benifit from a diagnostic scan tool. Having started on the LT cars I was lucky to have free software like Scan94959 to do diagnostic work with great detail. Is there any similar program or a commercially available tool for less than the price of a new snap-on scanner?
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I have a bluetooth module that plugs in and an app on my phone. Iirc the module and the app were are $20 or so. The app is called Torq and can read and clear codes, also shows sensor readings, speed, rpm, etc.

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Old 06-11-2019, 08:50 PM
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im sure you can find plenty of cheap scanners but remember, you always get what you pay for. i love my ethos edge and it was only 1800 brand new. i think there is a brand called "launch" that might make a cheaper version of that though
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I have a blue tooth dongle that I use with my cell phone and the Torque app. That works pretty well. I also have an Autel MaxiCOM MK880 and a Launch X431 PROS mini.
The Launch is bi-directional which allows you to control certain aspects of the car (such as Evap purge valve) to help diagnose problems. All 3 of the ones I have do the
job they're designed for and if you're only looking to read & clear codes and reset oil lights etc, get the cheapest one you can that does what you want. The Autel was $450
and the launch $750. Got them both from Amazon.
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