For those idependent types who don't like to depend on some dishonest shop to read your trouble codes on your truck's diagnostic computer now there is an affordable solution which will bring you one step closer to being completely independent.
I just purchased my own diagnostic code reader and it works like a charm. It all started when my wife's check engine light went on and I called around to see how much it was to get the code read. Well all the shops in town wanted at least $30 just to read the codes! Well I found a very baisic code reader that did absolutely everything I needed it to and it only cost me $39. Granted it's not top of the line or anything but it will perform the following functions.
- Reads and clears generic and manufacturer specific diagnostic trouble codes (DTC)
- Supports multiple trouble code requests
- Resets 'check engine light'
- Reviews the emission readiness status of OBD monitors
- Retrieves VIN number
- Free CD software with over 7000 diagnostic trouble codes
I was able to plug it in. It told me that I was having a problem with my O2 sensor and I cleaned the sensor and cleared the code and Voila! All is right with the world again. I also tested it to see if it worked properly with my 2000 ranger and of course there was no problems. It will work with all makes 96 or newer and which are OBD II compliant (Which most are). Here's the link http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=94169