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#4573282 - 11/13/17 09:02 PM Best Scantool for Checking ATF Temp?
Gebo Offline


Registered: 09/18/02
Posts: 2091
Loc: VA
What is the best "Scantool" for checking the ATF fluid temp in a 2005 Lexus LS430 and a 2009 Lexus IS350?
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#4573287 - 11/13/17 09:12 PM Re: Best Scantool for Checking ATF Temp? [Re: Gebo]
TheKracken Offline


Registered: 04/18/17
Posts: 515
Loc: Fort Worth TX
Scanguage II to easily monitor all sorts of different things as well as your fuel economy. I love mine but it is a bit expensive.
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#4573290 - 11/13/17 09:14 PM Re: Best Scantool for Checking ATF Temp? [Re: Gebo]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 12641
Loc: NE,Ohio
Best? probably the lexus manufacturer tool.

Techstream?
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#4573316 - 11/13/17 09:41 PM Re: Best Scantool for Checking ATF Temp? [Re: Gebo]
Ethan1 Offline


Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 1632
Loc: 'murica
Best would be a Snap-On Zeus for the low, low price of $16,000.

Perfectly adequate would be any scantool with live data. They're all going to have the trans temp.

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#4573328 - 11/13/17 09:57 PM Re: Best Scantool for Checking ATF Temp? [Re: Gebo]
Gebo Offline


Registered: 09/18/02
Posts: 2091
Loc: VA
Let me rephrase the question. What is the "best" scantool for under $200?

Silly boys...
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#4573357 - 11/13/17 10:44 PM Re: Best Scantool for Checking ATF Temp? [Re: Gebo]
The Critic Online   crying


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 19802
Loc: CA
I have not personally use this model, but I have Autelís MS906TS and it has been awesome for the money:

https://www.auteltech.com/Professional%20Scan%20Tools/559.jhtml
https://www.jbtoolsales.com/autel-md808p...ASABEgLte_D_BwE

It also comes with free lifetime updates.
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#4573620 - 11/14/17 09:33 AM Re: Best Scantool for Checking ATF Temp? [Re: Gebo]
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Registered: 05/18/12
Posts: 4369
Loc: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Won't any scan tool that shows real time data show this? My Actron one does.

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#4573639 - 11/14/17 09:55 AM Re: Best Scantool for Checking ATF Temp? [Re: zzyzzx]
Gebo Offline


Registered: 09/18/02
Posts: 2091
Loc: VA
Originally Posted By: zzyzzx
Won't any scan tool that shows real time data show this? My Actron one does.


Nope
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#4573667 - 11/14/17 10:30 AM Re: Best Scantool for Checking ATF Temp? [Re: Gebo]
40w8 Offline


Registered: 12/24/14
Posts: 77
Loc: Texas
I use Scanguage II for $159 or Google it for lower from Rv place I bought last from.

It's the best guage thing I've ever seen.

I put it on my 2007 6speed auto RX8 many years ago, and found a code from a guy with Mazda 6 that gives me trans temp.

I had some kind of problem with trans at 23k miles, and Mazda gave me a new one.

I put a 18,800BTU tube and fin cooler and lowered temps 14 deg f measuired at inlet and outlet.

Now I can cruise high spped on hot day with engine coolant 193f and trans 193f.

Scanguage on my BMW X1 s28i doesn't work to scan codes since BMW is tricky, but gives turbo boost and hp.

I use as Corrected speedo, reaL WATER TEMPS, ATT TEMPS, AND VARIOUS current or tank mpg.

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#4573686 - 11/14/17 10:51 AM Re: Best Scantool for Checking ATF Temp? [Re: Gebo]
andyd Offline


Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 7145
Loc: Marshfield , MA
This is so that you do a drain and fill on your new Camry? What would happen if I drained the Atf into a container, after I have removed the plastic over flow tube as shown in the "how to" ? Drain cold , measure the stuff in the bucket. refill with new after replacing the overflow? Why all the folderrol about heating the ATF ? I don;t get it.
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#4573755 - 11/14/17 12:17 PM Re: Best Scantool for Checking ATF Temp? [Re: Gebo]
JMJNet Offline


Registered: 09/06/07
Posts: 934
Loc: TX, USA
I have just researched this for Toyota to change the trans fluid in a sealed system.

What kind of "Smart" phone do you have?

IPhone: OBD Fusion with WIFI interface.
Android: Torque with Bluetooth interface.

You can buy the interface from Amazon called ELM327 scanner.
You also need to programmed in the Trans temp PID, I know it is on OBD Fusion.
Google for more information in the Toyota's forum.

All these should not be more than $50 for apps and interface.


Edited by JMJNet (11/14/17 12:18 PM)
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#4575999 - 11/16/17 11:48 AM Re: Best Scantool for Checking ATF Temp? [Re: Gebo]
MobilinHyundia Offline


Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 366
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Scangauge 2 . It show engine oil temp, coolant temp and tranny fluid temp for my 2009 Sonata. Use it everyday.
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#4576005 - 11/16/17 11:52 AM Re: Best Scantool for Checking ATF Temp? [Re: Gebo]
Gebo Offline


Registered: 09/18/02
Posts: 2091
Loc: VA
That's what I'm getting today. $119 at AutoZone. A company rep has been emailing me. Extremely helpful! Scangauge II

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#4576011 - 11/16/17 11:57 AM Re: Best Scantool for Checking ATF Temp? [Re: Gebo]
SHOZ Offline


Registered: 06/28/03
Posts: 5746
Loc: Illinois
The Torque app and plugins for under $10 and then a good ELM 327 adapter for $50 or so. Beware the cheap ELM 327s. Scantool.net has the best ELM adapters.
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#4576035 - 11/16/17 12:30 PM Re: Best Scantool for Checking ATF Temp? [Re: JMJNet]
nthach Offline


Registered: 01/02/04
Posts: 3895
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: JMJNet
I have just researched this for Toyota to change the trans fluid in a sealed system.

What kind of "Smart" phone do you have?

IPhone: OBD Fusion with WIFI interface.
Android: Torque with Bluetooth interface.

You can buy the interface from Amazon called ELM327 scanner.
You also need to programmed in the Trans temp PID, I know it is on OBD Fusion.
Google for more information in the Toyota's forum.

All these should not be more than $50 for apps and interface.

I use a Carista OBD-II dongle that uses a newer version of the ELM327 interface, couple it with Torque Pro and you'll come close to more expensive tools. Too bad it can't do ABS on older GMs. It even can set C-BEST on newer Toyotas and custom body settings(and maybe some module coding) on VAG/BMW products with the Carista app and a pro subscription.

I used it to help me get the CMPRET cam/crank correlation set on my friend's Chevy after I did the intake gaskets and fixed a misfire.


Edited by nthach (11/16/17 12:34 PM)

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