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Tool code scanner

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Dammmm, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. Sep 21, 2019 at 9:23 AM
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    Dammmm

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    What is a good code scanner that will tell everything and more please.
    Thanks
     
  2. Sep 21, 2019 at 12:16 PM
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    Black DOG Lila

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    You may want to delete your original post and repost "Best OBD scan tool?" No one scan tool does it all including the $2500 diagnostic tool. Look into the Autel autolink AL539
     
  3. Sep 21, 2019 at 12:18 PM
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    BillsSR5

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    all depends on how much u want to spend I got a pretty good deal on a harbor freight one,
     
  4. Sep 21, 2019 at 2:19 PM
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    All comes down to your budget !
     
  5. Sep 21, 2019 at 2:20 PM
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    What are your goals for the scan tool! I.e. what are you trying to use it for?
     
  6. Sep 21, 2019 at 4:19 PM
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    there is no "one" tool out there. There are too many variables in scan tool abilities. Before I plug in my Snap On I plug in my Bluedriver. It is Bluetooth and fits in your pocket. It is "good enough" to use as a go/no go device. If the code read requires a better tool, i.e bi-directional capability, I switch to my Snap On.
     
  7. Sep 21, 2019 at 7:11 PM
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  8. Sep 21, 2019 at 8:14 PM
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  9. Sep 22, 2019 at 9:02 AM
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    The worst p0172
     
  10. Sep 22, 2019 at 9:08 AM
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    I need one that can kinda point me in the right direction. I replaced to many parts . The mass airflow sensor. O2 sensor upstream and down stream. 15691684141783939323438995276385.jpg
     
  11. Sep 22, 2019 at 9:16 AM
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    Scangauge II is what I have been using.
    What I like is that this gauge can attach to a readily visible point on your dash console with any backlit color you want to program.
    I just updated their most current software 4.5, which gives you more "X-Gauge Commands"; a format allowing you to program protocols to read anything that the vehicle computer puts out. Thats where your limit is on what these will tell you.
    I got a second one for my other car on Ebay unused for $35 but had to pay $25 to update the software. New ones start at $135.

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  12. Sep 22, 2019 at 9:18 AM
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    Does it have real time
     
  13. Sep 22, 2019 at 9:21 AM
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    You mean scanguageII. And if you mean temps, pressures, etc. how could it not?
     
  14. Sep 22, 2019 at 9:28 AM
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    i should have posted this above, its a list of available codes for the scangaugeII

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  15. Sep 22, 2019 at 9:53 AM
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    Looking into that scanner now. You think Autel is a good one two . I am just making sure cause like anyone best bang for the $
     
  16. Sep 22, 2019 at 10:09 AM
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    A $20 obdII plug in and the Torque app for your phone ($5)

    Can read codes and data...fuel trims, timing, sensors, temps, etc.

    P0172 means you're running too rich, did you by chance install new fuel injectors recently?
    Or maybe bad spark plugs
     
  17. Sep 22, 2019 at 7:43 PM
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    Yes all new injectors I broke one and replaced all 6
     
  18. Sep 22, 2019 at 7:44 PM
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    And the P0172 came on shortly after? If so, then I would put money on the fact that it's because one or more of those injectors is out of spec or faulty. Did you get OEM ones or aftermarket?
     
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    Ohms are 14.3
     
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