What Type Of Scanner Are Folks Here Using

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Mike Marlow, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. Mike Marlow

    Mike Marlow Guest

    Just curious what everyone here uses to scan for codes.
    Mike Marlow, Jan 23, 2006
  2. Mike Marlow

    junkman2 Guest

    I use a Actron CP9125 it will read & erase and is not real expensive.
    junkman2, Jan 23, 2006
  3. Mike Marlow

    1 Guest

    1, Jan 25, 2006
  4. Mike Marlow

    B Crawford Guest

    I just bought a $38.00 US (including postage) OBDII scanner from 'alpha-bid
    ' on EBay. Right after I got it I had a check engine light come on & yes
    this very cheap reader worked just fine, giving the code & resetting it. It
    was a canister hose from the fuel tank problem that I had serviced about a
    year & a half ago but without knowing the code -well good luck in finding
    the problem. Anyway this seems to work for the engine codes but I don't know
    about what other functions it might check, like ABS systems etc.
    B Crawford, Jan 25, 2006
  5. Mike Marlow

    kjones1200 Guest

    I used Autozone for a while and had good luck. This pass X-mass i went
    and bought
    http://www.davisnet.com/drive/products/drive_product.asp?pnum=8221 So
    now I am my own big brother ;)

    I will be the first to tell you it's overkill for the ave Joe/Jill BUT
    I have been looking at it for two or three years and I wanted one. I
    have had good luck overall with it and thought since my 97 Elantra has
    152 K miles It would be usefull to have I am now tracking at code 0445
    code with it.

    I tried the $40 one from Harbor Freight and that worked on and off so I
    returned it. Walmart now has one for like $70 or so and that worked
    good to.
    kjones1200, Jan 26, 2006
  6. Mike Marlow

    1 Guest

    I had one of the carchips on another car, just the basic one, but
    loved it. I should have kept it when I sold the car.
    1, Jan 26, 2006
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