New to automotive diagnostic scanners?
These handy electronic tools connects to your vehicle and perform a scan of the various areas of your car, truck or SUV, and retrieves a list of DTC's (diagnostic trouble codes; dtc codes) and corresponding code definitions from your vehicle's onboard computer.
We have 6 drivers and 7 cars in the family, and it seems like one of the "fleet" is ready to light up a Check Engine light. One of my favorite tools is the Equus 3120 Innova CanOBD II/I to keep these cars on the road. Even the veteran auto repair scanner user will be impressed with the functionality that Equus has added to the 3120. This device not only scans your vehicle, but allows you to freeze-frame live timing and pinpoint your vehicle's problem. Instead of having to recreate a scenario over and over again, you can now playback the timing to scrutinize all the data and make a clear diagnosis. Combine this with Internet connectivity and the ability to interface with a PC, and you have a powerful, professional diagnostic scanner in the palm of your hand.
Government agencies are establishing more stringent emission laws and vehicles continue to become more sophisticated for maintenance and repairs. My Volkswagen Jetta TDI SportWagen is a perfect example with the recent uncovering of their emissions scandal. Keeping it legally on the road while the attorneys hash out what is to happen has become a supreme challenge. And at the other end of the spectrum, my 1994 Camry CE is just plain getting old. Professional mechanics, do-it-yourselfer's and consumers alike are forced to find easy-to-use tools for diagnosing vehicles.
My first scanner of any consequence was an Actron CP9580 that I picked up on sale at Advance Auto Parts. The 9580 has a lot of good features, but it was generally unable to automatically determine what vehicle it was hooked up to. The manual feature worked perfectly, but I always wondered why it was unable to recognize my various vehicles in the automatic mode.
The Equus 3120 Innova CanOBD II/I easily scans and retrieves DTCs (DTC codes). Many tools have already been developed to access these powerful on-board vehicle computers, but the Equus tool is particularly simple to use and surprisingly affordable.
Its designed to be used by almost anyone, from the weekend mechanic to the ASE master technician. The 3120 CanOBD II/I scanner is designed to retrieve diagnostic codes in all OBD II (1996 and newer) and some of the most popular OBD I (1982 to 1995) vehicles.
This particular scanner features an all-in-one screen display and LED display for quick OBD I/M emissions check, so you'll know if you're ready to pass those ever-increasingly stringent laws.
Equus built the 3120 to display on-screen DTC definitions and user interfaces in English, Spanish, or French, and the trilingual language selection is accessed via a simple menu command.
This device also stores diagnostic codes in a handy memory for off-car review and analysis. The 3120 is also equipped with the ability to connect to your PC. With the included cables and software you can connect the scanner to your computer to generate, print, and save detailed diagnostic reports, and even update the 3120 via the Internet.
Equus 3120 Innova Automobile Diagnostic Code Scanner Tool Kit
The Equus 3120 Automotive Diagnostic Code Scanner with Freeze Frame Data for OBD I and OBD II (Post-1996) Vehicles
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The Equus 3120 Diagnostic Code Scanner with Freeze Frame Data for OBDI and OBDII (Post-1996) Vehicles Equus 3120 Diagnostic Code Scanner with Freeze Frame Data for OBDI and OBDII (Post-1996) Vehicles
The 3120 links to all OBD II protocols including CAN (Controller Area Network). The tool captures and displays freeze frame data that will help you pinpoint and troubleshoot any problem. This device is equipped to retrieve the following OBD II diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs): Generic Codes (P0, P2, P3, and U0) and Manufacturer Specific Codes (P1, P3, and U1). In addition, the tool features an automatic refresh feature that updates data every 30 seconds when connected to the vehicle. This helps verify that your repair has worked.
The Equus 3120 can also perform diagnostic scans for the following OBD I vehicles:
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