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Old 07 Nov 2017, 02:14 pm
ptcruisersteve ptcruisersteve is offline
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Default Re: OBDII scanner recommendations for average person

I recommend the Professional OBDII Scan Tool #60694. I have the Professional OBDII Scan Tool #60693 which is almost exactly the same.

Graphs data for 1996 and newer vehicles
I/M Readiness Key for quick drive cycle verification and state emissions readiness check
Retrieves generic codes (P0, P2, P3, U0), manufacturer codes (P1, P3, U1) and pending codes
Provides Code/Cause/Solution tips for easier troubleshooting
Displays live 02 sensor data
Retrieves vehicle information (VIN, CIN and CVN)
Views freeze frame data
Trilingual menu and DTC definitions - English, French, Spanish
No batteries required, powered by vehicle's battery. The software update with instructions is available for download under the Software Update tab above.

Some members will recommend a cheap scan tool or reader only because they already know the codes and know the common causes of those codes. They are not thinking of a new member who is getting their first OBDII Scan Tool and these members will get discouraged with the cheap scan tool/reader and get an more realistic OBDII Scan tool that will help them. I was recommended the Professional OBDII Scan Tool #60693 from Harbor Freight and have not had to use any other more expensive OBDII Scan Tool to fix any issues that has come up on my Pt Cruisers. Don't let anyone convince you that the cheaper OBDII Scan Reader with less features will do the common problems that you might have with your Pt Cruisers. Do your homework. I have convinced Shelby5041 to go with an OBDII Scan Tool with the same recommended features or more.
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