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8/16/09 1:54 PM
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What scan tool would the resident mechanics recommend?
8/26/09 4:55 PM
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8/30/09 12:05 PM
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Cheapest one that can do freeze frame data and display extended information.

If not for freeze frame and live data, then a 30 buck code reader is sufficient.

I'm not really the right guy to ask since I had at least one of every top brand represented where I last worked.

The thing to watch out for is whether a scan tool can deal with the "can-bus" which showed up in cars near around 2005.

It also depends on what brand of car you intend to service.

Of older scan tools, I'm a big fan of the vetronix master tech. which, with the proper cards and cartridges is the official scan tool of honda, toyota, and lexus dealerships and can program the ecus of those cars...and deal with can-bus.

Problem with buying a used scantool is wear and tear.

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