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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-31-05, 12:01 AM
Bill M
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code scanners

I just tuned in to alt.trucks.ford after being gone for a couple of years.
I have two 6 cyl Rangers, a 99 and a 2003. Is there any paticular code
scanner I should buy, or any I should avoid? Bill M




 
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-31-05, 08:01 AM
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Re: code scanners

Bill M wrote:
> I just tuned in to alt.trucks.ford after being gone for a couple of years.
> I have two 6 cyl Rangers, a 99 and a 2003. Is there any paticular code
> scanner I should buy, or any I should avoid? Bill M
>
>


Any ODBII will work. The Equuis/Innova that WalMart sells for $99 is a
good unit for the non-professional.

 
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-01-05, 01:01 PM
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"JimV" <jv9999@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:42ECE120.70807@yahoo.com...
> Bill M wrote:
>> I just tuned in to alt.trucks.ford after being gone for a couple of
>> years. I have two 6 cyl Rangers, a 99 and a 2003. Is there any paticular
>> code scanner I should buy, or any I should avoid? Bill M

>
> Any ODBII will work. The Equuis/Innova that WalMart sells for $99 is a
> good unit for the non-professional.
>


And I have one in like new condition. Shipped to you for $80.

Al


 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-01-05, 05:01 PM
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Re: code scanners

You might keep in mind that most of the code scanners like the ones
mentioned will not scan the codes for the brakes, which is what I need one
for. You can also go by an AutoZone or maybe other auto parts stores and
they will lend you one, but it won't do brakes either.

You will need something to tell you what the codes mean. Different scanners
have different levels of information included, and some can be updated by
new firmware. I am not that experienced with them, but I do have one and my
son-in-law won't give it back! ;)

Clark

"Bill M" <bmaghan@nethere.com> wrote in message
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>I just tuned in to alt.trucks.ford after being gone for a couple of years.
>I have two 6 cyl Rangers, a 99 and a 2003. Is there any paticular code
>scanner I should buy, or any I should avoid? Bill M
>
>



 
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-10-05, 06:01 AM
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Re: code scanners

For what it i worth, I had an ABS light.
A talk to a CarX shop manager told meto go to a particular harness in the
right kickpanel area. Ty a wire to it and ground it with the key to on.
Counted the flashes for the code.
The manager toldme what the code meant.

In my case the sensor on the differential went bad.
Got a new one at a NAPA(?) parts store for ~$15.
Replaced it and problem solved.


"Clark" <who@whoknows.com> wrote in message
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> You might keep in mind that most of the code scanners like the ones
> mentioned will not scan the codes for the brakes, which is what I need one
> for. You can also go by an AutoZone or maybe other auto parts stores and
> they will lend you one, but it won't do brakes either.
>
> You will need something to tell you what the codes mean. Different
> scanners have different levels of information included, and some can be
> updated by new firmware. I am not that experienced with them, but I do
> have one and my son-in-law won't give it back! ;)
>
> Clark
>
> "Bill M" <bmaghan@nethere.com> wrote in message
> news:1122791148.986177@news-1.nethere.net...
>>I just tuned in to alt.trucks.ford after being gone for a couple of years.
>>I have two 6 cyl Rangers, a 99 and a 2003. Is there any paticular code
>>scanner I should buy, or any I should avoid? Bill M
>>
>>

>
>



 
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