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Code reader scan tool recomendations OBDII ABS #4642801
01/22/18 12:08 PM
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I want to get a scan tool that will do more than just check engine lights. For example I have ABS errSS error message on my 2005 suburu and autozone will only use the check engine light code reader and won't scan for ABS issues. I have 3 vehicles in my household, 2004 Ram 1500, 2005 suburu outback and a 2007 Hyundai Sonata. So would like it to be compatible with all 3, and to be able to do more troubleshooting such as ABS codes.
I'm thinking of trying the new ones that just came out at Harbor Freight (Zurich)ZR11 or ZR13 that can read ABS/SRS and a few other systems. Any recommendations appreciated, thanks.


2018 RAM 1500ST EXPRESS QUAD CAB 4X4 3.6 VVT 270 miles
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4x4 5.7 Hemi 263k miles
2005 suburu outback 189k
2007 Hyundai Sonata 166K
Re: Code reader scan tool recomendations OBDII ABS [Re: stenerson] #4642825
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How much do you want to spend? I use the Innova 31703 scan tool which reads enhanced OBD2 codes as well as SRS ABS and OBD 1. You can go on the Innova website and check out the vehicles and model years supported. XTOOL makes some good clones but their instructions really suck, probably because they google translated chinese to english. I eally like the Innova because they provide updates for free.

Re: Code reader scan tool recomendations OBDII ABS [Re: Gimpy1] #4642833
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I bought the innova 3100e a couple years ago. It just does the check engine codes. I'm thinking to spend about 200 hundred but am open to suggestions for pricier ones if the argument for their usefulness is right. I've been youtubing and googling and was thinking of this one. Autel MaxiDiag Advanced MD808 (MD808 Pro...[censored],EPB,DPF,BMS


2018 RAM 1500ST EXPRESS QUAD CAB 4X4 3.6 VVT 270 miles
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4x4 5.7 Hemi 263k miles
2005 suburu outback 189k
2007 Hyundai Sonata 166K
Re: Code reader scan tool recomendations OBDII ABS [Re: stenerson] #4642841
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I have an Autel AL609 that had been great to me, does ABS and OBD2. Looks like the AL619 has replaced it and added SRS support. $120 on Amazon right now.


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Re: Code reader scan tool recomendations OBDII ABS [Re: 14Accent] #4642844
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Originally Posted By: 14Accent
I have an Autel AL609 that had been great to me, does ABS and OBD2. Looks like the AL619 has replaced it and added SRS support. $120 on Amazon right now.


Hmmm? Just googled. 109 bucks for the AL619 if I order and pickup at my local Walmart.. thumbsup


2018 RAM 1500ST EXPRESS QUAD CAB 4X4 3.6 VVT 270 miles
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4x4 5.7 Hemi 263k miles
2005 suburu outback 189k
2007 Hyundai Sonata 166K
Re: Code reader scan tool recomendations OBDII ABS [Re: stenerson] #4642852
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Dang it! Just read the small print, covers many vehicles but not Suburu.


2018 RAM 1500ST EXPRESS QUAD CAB 4X4 3.6 VVT 270 miles
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4x4 5.7 Hemi 263k miles
2005 suburu outback 189k
2007 Hyundai Sonata 166K
Re: Code reader scan tool recomendations OBDII ABS [Re: stenerson] #4642868
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Finding a scanner that fully supports a Subaru will be a challenge, VW and most of the Volkswagen Automotive Group vehicles are the same. I had to buy a separate scanner just for my wife's VW in order to properly scan the vehicle. I would recommend that you check out some dedicated Subaru forums and see what those folks are using. I did that for my VW and got lots of great info and links.

Re: Code reader scan tool recomendations OBDII ABS [Re: stenerson] #4642901
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I have an Auto Xray EZ6000 scan tool and don't think it does ABS codes. Kind of frustrated with this scanner since I paid good money for it and it came with lifetime updates. However, I don't think the company is in business so no updates are available.


So, looks like I will be in the market for a new scanner. Will watch this thread for information.


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Re: Code reader scan tool recomendations OBDII ABS [Re: stenerson] #4642931
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BlueDriver plug-in module ($100) with free smartphone/tablet software for either Apple or Android. I got it because it gets you to things like the ABS module, TCM, and TIPM instead of just the PCM.

https://www.bluedriver.com/buy-now


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Re: Code reader scan tool recomendations OBDII ABS [Re: 440Magnum] #4642937
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Originally Posted By: 440Magnum
BlueDriver plug-in module ($100) with free smartphone/tablet software for either Apple or Android. I got it because it gets you to things like the ABS module, TCM, and TIPM instead of just the PCM.

https://www.bluedriver.com/buy-now


Yeah I was looking at that one. According to the specs would only support one of our 3 vehicles.


2018 RAM 1500ST EXPRESS QUAD CAB 4X4 3.6 VVT 270 miles
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4x4 5.7 Hemi 263k miles
2005 suburu outback 189k
2007 Hyundai Sonata 166K
Re: Code reader scan tool recomendations OBDII ABS [Re: Gimpy1] #4643024
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Originally Posted By: Gimpy1
How much do you want to spend? I use the Innova 31703 scan tool which reads enhanced OBD2 codes as well as SRS ABS and OBD 1. You can go on the Innova website and check out the vehicles and model years supported. XTOOL makes some good clones but their instructions really suck, probably because they google translated chinese to english. I eally like the Innova because they provide updates for free.


Exactly what do I need the updates for if all I want is a code that I can do an internet search on?

Re: Code reader scan tool recomendations OBDII ABS [Re: stenerson] #4643034
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I went with this guy when my quick OBD scanner took a dump after 15 years. The oil light resets are great, and it can do parking brake on many VW/Audi. I used it this morning on a 13 Q5 2.0t for rear brakes. It does full system scans on BMW and Mercedes, but cannot do activations. I also used it to read the SMG faults in an 04 BMW M3 today, and also worked on a 97 318i for basic stuff (older BMWs need a 20 pin tool under the hood to read all modules.) I couldnt imagine it not working on Subaru.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06WVD4FV6/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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Re: Code reader scan tool recomendations OBDII ABS [Re: 440Magnum] #4643143
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Originally Posted By: 440Magnum
BlueDriver plug-in module ($100) with free smartphone/tablet software for either Apple or Android. I got it because it gets you to things like the ABS module, TCM, and TIPM instead of just the PCM. https://www.bluedriver.com/buy-now


+1

Re: Code reader scan tool recomendations OBDII ABS [Re: Audios] #4643144
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Originally Posted By: Audios


I was looking at the Autel 808pro which didn't do suburu, but this one 802 elite model does according to the specs.. Thanks


2018 RAM 1500ST EXPRESS QUAD CAB 4X4 3.6 VVT 270 miles
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4x4 5.7 Hemi 263k miles
2005 suburu outback 189k
2007 Hyundai Sonata 166K
Re: Code reader scan tool recomendations OBDII ABS [Re: stenerson] #4643222
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Look at the ones that connect to a smartphone via bluetooth. If that does not satisfy your needs then spend more money.

The top of the line ones are bidirectional. (AutoEnginuity)


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