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Posted: 10/3/2004 9:12:09 AM EST
I am in need of a code scanner for my cars. I own cars with the old OBD I system and the new OBD II system, so I need a scanner to do both. I have been looking for a scanner in the $300 to $400 range. I have found one on the web made by AutoXray call E Z Scan 5000, but can't find any feed back on the product. If anyone has any feedback on one of these, or any other brand name.....lets hear it.

Greg
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 3:12:23 PM EST
obdII.com
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 3:58:06 PM EST
I recently bought a Ford Excursion, it requires an obdii scanner with the can protocol. I wanted to be able to read the codes it throws and use it on my 3 other vehicles. I got the AutoXray 6000, cost was $550 I think. I split that with a friend of mine that shares similar interests to me. So far I've reset one of his cars engine light 2 times because of a bad oxygen sensor.. :)

I'm very happy with it so far. Though it wasn't cheap paying only half of it helped.. :) I think you can't go wrong with anything from AutoXray, and you'll be quite happy with the 5000, I'm sure.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 4:03:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/3/2004 4:06:45 PM EST by AUT_BELLUM]
I've seen some inexpensive ones from Equus, less than 100 bucks, but I have no experience with them.
www.midwayautosupply.com/detailedproductdescription.asp?3993
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 4:04:04 PM EST
Just go to Auto Zone and they will scan it for free. They also sell that type scanner there.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 4:05:15 PM EST
My local GI joes ad has a scanner with what looks like 4 adapters for 159.99 this week. You don't have a OBD 1 ford do you? I happen to have a auto xray for ford.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 4:09:02 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 4:13:40 PM EST
Not intending to hijack this thread but do the new OBd 2 scanner tell you in detail what the code means and what is wrong. my old one just gave me a code and I have to look it up in my manual.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 4:18:39 PM EST
The 6000 will give you a text readout for many of the codes. Not just the fact that code XXX has been thrown. It will also give you live data as you're driving and can capture it as well.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 5:32:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By Wash-Ar15:
You don't have a OBD 1 ford do you? I happen to have a auto xray for ford.



No....I don't have any Fords. I have GMs two OBD I and one OBD II.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 5:34:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By Wash-Ar15:
Not intending to hijack this thread but do the new OBd 2 scanner tell you in detail what the code means and what is wrong. my old one just gave me a code and I have to look it up in my manual.



The way I understand it. A code scanner give you complete info on the code, but a code reader give you only a code number.
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