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Best live monitor?

Old 03-19-2016
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Best live monitor?

I've been considering getting a diagnostic tool for my 95 XLT 2.3L and would like some recommendations. A live monitor with bluetooth and pc software sounds cool, but I'm hesitant to drop the $ unless I know the thing is worth a damn. I would like to not only read-delete codes, but also read and interpret as much data is availabe. My price range is around 200$ or less, unless there is one really bad *** one out there that I can afford.
Old 03-20-2016
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Just Google: OBD2 Bluetooth

many to choose from and loads of reviews

The expensive part is the display screen for any scanner/reader, if you have a smartphone or laptop/tablet with Bluetooth then you can use that and cost will be minimal.

One heads up for 1995 Ranger, this was the first year for Ranger OBD2(1994 and earlier were OBD1).
Not all 1995 Ranger computers use full OBD2, so none or very little data may be available using a standard OBD2 scanner/reader.
Some of the more expensive, $500+, or Ford specific, OBD2 handheld scanner/reader were needed.

I would go by an auto parts store and have them try to read codes from your truck with their handheld scanner, if it seems to work OK then a Bluetooth unit should also work.
1996 and up Rangers will for sure work
Old 08-31-2016
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Its not Bluetooth or PC Software but i have owned the Aeroforce OBD2 gauge for a couple vehicles and like it alot. Its the standard 2-1/16" size so it fits in the aftermarket gauge pods that are made for the Ranger.

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