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PLease Explain OBDII To Me?!
Posted 16 October 2003 - 04:22 PM
Posted 16 October 2003 - 05:55 PM
Most hand held scanners will give you the generic OBDII code deffinitions. These codes are all the same for every make of car.
There are also manufacture spacific codes that the cheaper scanners will give the number but not the deffinition. That info is not redaly avalibale, but is atainable.
If you are just looking to pull and clear codes on your own car you don't need anything to fancy. If you want to see the frezze frame data that is stored at the time a code is set. Or want to see the data stream will your car is running or while your are driving, you will need to spend more. Haveing access to this extra data is good if you know how to interpit it, otherwise it will be usless.
By the way I have a KAL Equiptment scanner for pulling and clearing codes, that will give all the generic code definitions. Will give other codes, but no definitions. Works great but I needed to upgrade since I work on cars for a liveing & I needed more power. It is for sale, $125+ shipping. I will provide a list of code definitions for the manufacture spacific codes.
Posted 16 October 2003 - 09:14 PM
Posted 17 October 2003 - 09:11 AM
Posted 17 October 2003 - 09:29 AM
I used it to date on Ford's, GM's, Mopars, Toyota, BMW and of course Subaru's. By mapping the O2 sensor, I found some to be bad, others good. You can also watch the Map sensor and Throttle position sensor. Best $75 Tool I purchased since my MacPhearson compressors in 1972 for my Volkswagon 411.
Posted 17 October 2003 - 07:20 PM
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