MicroPod 2 can get full “dealer level” capability for all Chrysler (-2018)

This is for those looking for a decent tool works on and flashes all Chrysler vehicles the same level as dealer technician can.

Purpose: Want to have full “dealer level” capability for all Chrysler – Hemi / Cummins / body modules, Ecodiesel, Pentastar 3.6, everything Chrysler / Ram like we do on GM and Ford

Tools used: have Cardaq J2534 device, have used the J2534 program for flashing in the past as well as the J2534 Drewtech toolbox for some skim and vin updates

Issues: Have a few big name scan tools we are able to do a lot of functions but just always end up something we can’t do
For example: 2014 Ram 1500 air suspension, unable to perform the system recharge function for the air ride, although our tools have the bag fill, system test, etc, missing the one function and have to send it to dealer.

Budget: Not afraid of paying for the right stuff, but afraid of paying for less than i need or having issues.

My ideas of devices:

WiTech VCI Pod
WiTech Micropod II
DRB
DRB Emulator
CDA
StarScan

pre-2004 not worried about, generic scan tools work well enough for most things
2004-2012 – have good coverage but run into things not able to perform, for instance can do the Quick Learn on RFE transmissions but cannot do the DRIVE LEARN, Drewtech advises against reflashing modules with J2534 software as high failure rate,
2013-up this is where our coverage gets a lot more spotty  – have a lot of WIN modules we replace but have been able to program them with one of our aftermarket tools but only up to 2012, functions like VGT turbocharger relearn, NOX resets, etc

Examples of things had to send to dealer:
2014 Ram 1500 BCM replacement and reflash
2017 Ram 3500 WIN module replacement, push start
2014 Ram 1500 air suspension system recharge
2014 Durango hemi ecm replacement, unable to configure new ecm (probably could have with ecm unlock and hp or something but this was just to flash stock)

Tips and guides:

for 2017 and older:

you can use micropod clone+witech1 (online/offline).(witech activator can help with not registered error)

micropod tests on a 2015 vehicle:

http://cheapobd2tool.com/2019/01/03/2015-chrysler-200-fobik-all-keys-lost-done-by-micropod-2-clone/

you should use micropod 2 original/hq clone +witech2(online)

micropod tests on a 2018 vehicle:

http://cheapobd2scanner.com/2019/01/03/micropod-2-witechdrb3-tests-on-1997-2018-chrysler-dodge-jeep-fiat/

for vehicle configuration change:

you should have a Dealer Connect account.
for very specific operations:

you should have CDA 5.13/5.14 (for 2010 and older) and CDA 6 for 2011 and newer.

This is for your information.

Micropod 2 clone (item no. Sp271-c1) is the best

The best quality and cost-effective

Work as good as the original, including basic obd2 diagnostic tests and programming:

1) It can be used as diagnostic and programming tool by the dealerships. Replaces your StarMobile, StarScan, and wi-TECH POD,provides world-class diagnostic services to your customers.

2) A separate Tech Authority  Subscription is required to access to Module Re-Flash Programming, TSBs, wiring diagrams, and repair information.

How to get CANdi module to work

I think that is the perfect excuse for me to buy an LT4 equipped Corvette.

Here is what I found tonight.

OBD I only has 1 ground, so 12 pin adapter connects signal and chassis ground to the GM Tech 2 Scanner cable.

OBD II has chassis and signal ground and they are connected in the cars wiring.

How I was trying to get CANdi module to work:

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Nothing on CANdi end of cable.

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Boot screen not showing CANdi present, diagnostics for CANdi says it isn’t seen.

Here I connected OBD I adapter to end of CANdi cable:

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OBD I adapter connected.

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CANdi module shows up at boot screen.

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Green LED flashes about once every second.

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Diagnostic screens for CANdi now present. Hit ENTER, 4, 7 to get to this screen.

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POST Results.

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Self Test Results.

The weird looking screen is because I have not removed the protective plastic yet.

How to get GM TECH2 CANdi module to work

355The Candi Module should not plugged into your GM Tech2 unless you’re working on a later car ..generally 2005 plus. Olders car from 96 should NOT have the Candi Module attached.

OBD I only has 1 ground, so 12 pin adapter connects signal and chassis ground to the Tech 2 cable.

OBD2 has chassis and signal ground and they are connected in the cars wiring.

How I was trying to get GM TECH2 CANdi module to work:
Nothing on CANdi end of cable.

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Boot screen not showing CANdi present, diagnostics for CANdi says it isn’t seen.

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Here I connected OBD I adapter to end of CANdi cable:
OBD I adapter connected.

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CANdi module shows up at boot screen.

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Green LED flashes about once every second.

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Diagnostic screens for CANdi now present. Hit ENTER, 4, 7 to get to this screen.

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POST Results.

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Self Test Results.
The weird looking screen is because I have not removed the protective plastic yet.

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Tech2 Diagnostic Tool for GM SAAB OPEL SUZUKI ISUZU Holden New Car Scanner

Tech 2 Full Set With All the Accessories Without Plastic Box

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Software list:
1.GM:
GM-English        33.004  1991-2013
GM-Spanish       32.007   1991-2013
GM Germany      32.007  1991-2013
GM Franch          32.007 1991-2013
GM Portuguese  32.007  1991-2013
2.OPEL:
OPEL-English    173.00 1997-2013
OPEL-Germany 167.00 1997-2008
OPEL-Spanish   133.001 1997-2012
Opel -Italian         133.001 1997-2012
3.Suzuki:
SUZUKI-English   01.210.02   2001
4.SAAB:
SAAB-English      148.000 1998-2012
5.Holden:
HOLDEN-English   139.000  1999-2012
HOLDEN-Australia 143.000  1999-2012
6.Isuzu:
Isuzu-English          11.620 1998-2011

Product Description:
GM Tech-2 PRO Kit is the same tester GM Technicians use to diagnose GM vehicles. The Car Diagnostic Tool comes with Authentic GM software and provides support for on-board diagnostics on all GM systems 1992 thru 2008——  only do diagnostic function

Gm tech two product Features:
1.Authentic GM software in the Tech  Flash means the most comprehensive diagnostic
software available for late model GM vehicles.
2.Support for on-board diagnostics on all GM systems 1992 thru current year—- means only do diagnostic function
3.Removable hardware modules provide insurance against scan tool obsolescence.
4.Large, easy-to-read backlit screen.
5.RS232 & RS485 ports provide the avenue to connect future devices to your Tech  Flash.
6.Ability to capture stored DTCs, Freeze Frame, and Failure Record for later review.
7.Ability to view the status of vehicle diagnostic tests as they run.
8.Bi-directional The authentic GM 1992-current year software will provide full bi-directional
control when performing power train, chassis, and body diagnosis.

Tech two Product Specifications:
– Vetronix Tech Scanner Specifications
– Dimensions:12x6x2cm
– Microprocessor:32 bit, 16 MH
– Memory:32 MB flash type II PCMCIA. Type III slot available for future expansion
– Communications:Integral RS232 communication port
– Screen:3.8×2.8 backlit monochrome with full graphics
– Capability:320×240 pixels. Displays up to 9 vehicle parameters at once

An industry change in protocol from OBD II to Controller Area Network (CAN) has begun.In order to perform diagnostics on a vehicle that uses the CAN interface;you will need the Tech Flash and a CAN diagnostic interface module. The module connects between the Tech Flash’s diagnostic link cable and the OBD adapter. Once the module is connected, it can be used on all GM vehicle applications, even those vehicles using other platforms such as OBD I and OBD II.
(1) (GM,opel,SAAB,Isuzu,Suzuki,Holden) card for your choose
(2) Full set not include tis2000, if you need , you need buy , please know this
(3) We send you CD it is tis2000 software as a gift
(4) Comes with a vci module and card that we put inside main unit

GM vehicles utilize the CANdi module interface:
05 Buick Allure (3.6L)
05 Buick LaCrosse (3.6L)
05 Buick Rainier (5.3L)
04-05 Buick Rendezvous (3.6L)
04-05 Cadillac CTS (3.6L)
04-05 Cadillac SRX (3.6L / 4.6L)
04-05 Cadillac XLR (4.6L)
05 Cadillac STS (3.6L / 4.6L)
05 Chevrolet Cobalt (2.2L)
05 Chevrolet Corvette (6.0L)
05 Chevrolet Equinox (3.4L)
05 Chevrolet TrailBlazer (5.3L)
05 Chevrolet SSR (6.0L)
04 Chevrolet Malibu (Body/Chassis only)
05 Chevrolet Malibu (3.5L)
05 GMC Envoy (5.3L)
05 Pontiac G6 (3.5L)
05 Pontiac GTO (6.0L)
05 Pontiac Pursuit (2.2L)

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New Car Scanner Tech2 Diagnostic Tool For GM

GM software in the Tech 2 Flash means the most comprehensive diagnostic software available for late model GM vehicles.

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Ability to capture stored DTCs, Freeze Frame, and Failure Record for later review.
Ability to view the status of vehicle diagnostic tests as they run.

Bi-directional The Professional Diagnostic Tool GM 1992-current year software will provide full bi-directional control when performing power train, chassis, and body diagnostics.

Support for on-board diagnostics on all GM systems 1992 thru current year.

Specification:
Microprocessor: 32 bit,16 MHz
Memory: 32 MB flash type II PCMCIA. Type III slot available for future expansion.
Communications: Integral RS232 communication port. Screen: 3.8.8 backlit monochrome with full graphics
capability: 320,40 pixels. Displays up to 9 vehicle parameters at once .
Memory:32 MB flash type II PCMCIA. Type III slot available for future expansion.
Communications:Integral RS232 communication port. Material: Plastic.
Size: Approx.31cm/12.20inch x 16cm/6.29inch x 5cm/1.97inch.
Warm tips:
An industry change in protocol from OBD II to Controller Area Network (CAN) has begun. In order to perform diagnostics on a vehicle that uses the CAN interface;
You will need the Tech 2 Flash and a CAN diagnostic interface module. The module connects between the Tech 2 Flashs diagnostic link cable and the OBD adapter.
Once the module is connected, it can be used on all GM vehicle applications,even those vehicles using other platforms such as OBD I and OBD II.
GM vehicles utilize the CANdi module interface

Package Included:
1 x Obd2 diagnostic tool Tech-2 Flash Tester
1x candi interface
1 x 32 MB PCMCIA Card with OE Applications
1x RS323 self test adapter(We will provide adapter according to delivery country)
1x GM 3000100 HP 5063-3258 MADL IN USA
connector 1x GM 3000101 HP 5063-3290 MADL IN USA connector
1x GM 3000098 VTX 02002955 connector
1x GM 3000099 VTX 02002961 connector
1x GM 3000109 VTX 02002953 connector
1x Light colour connector (pictured)
1x GM 3000097 VTX 02002956 cable
1x GM 3000095 cable
1x Internet cable
1x Ignition cable
1 x RS232 cable and user`s manual
NO Retail Box. Packed Safely in Bubble Bag.

2007 Chevy Silverado 4l80e testing with tech 2 scanner

Topic: 2007 Chevy Silverado 4l80e code P0894 transmission component slippage testing with tech 2 scanner

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So a little bit of feedback on the truck. it’s a 2007 GMC 1500 HD classic and just bought it recently notice halfway home when I was towing something it was shifting a little bit hard I wasn’t getting any coats, so I decided to put in some seafoam trans stuff and shortly after that I started noticing that I wasn’t getting a torque converter lockup. Then I was also throwing the p08 9 for code so I bought a Car Scanner-

I’m just doing a little bit of testing right. now I’m just going to get up to speed here in third gear. I’m gonna see what the duty cycle is on torque converter clutch solenoid you can see we’ve already throw in one slip counter okay there’s 100 kilometres an hour see that solenoids pulsing open 70 rpm slip-on here for my research up to 50s the most you’re allowed it’s obviously that’s no good just gonna step on ithere again and disengage that torque converter clutch you again.

It looks a little better this time ask in here and give 200 and see what happens was slowing down a little bit now okay. I’m gonna drive fourth gear get up to 100 kilometres an hour again okay steady at 100 you can see I’ve got 137 rpm slip.

 

I recommend that you buy gm tech2 on www.obd2tool.com. They are cheap, logistics is fast, and after-sales service is also very good. I have been using it for a year and there is no problem with the quality of the product.

Seven must- have car diagnostic tools

These days, cars and trucks are more complex than ever. Not only are they jam packed with all of today’s most advanced mechanical components and features, but all of these sophisticated bits of machinery are all interconnected via computerized networks of interrelated Car Diagnostic Tool. These networks can be very useful in testing and diagnosing problems with your vehicle- but only if you have the right equipment. A lot of times, all this extra sophistication can seem like a great hassle- especially if you’re accustomed to the good old days of muscle-car simplicity where you just replace the part and fire it up. Well, for better or worse, those days are gone.

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why need an obd2 scanner

The good news is there’s plenty of powerful tools available that- with a little bit of time in research- you can learn to perform complex diagnostic functions with that will give you a lot more power over the ins and outs of your car or truck than you would have had otherwise.

These tools will give you the ability to figure out what is going on with your modern computerized vehicle, so that you can get it fixed and get back on the road.

1. Obd2 Scanner

An Obd2 scanner is a diagnostic system that allows onboard computers in cars and trucks to tell you what’s wrong with the vehicle. This car diagnostic tool is used for a range of self-diagnostic and reporting purposes. Unlike the earlier, OBD-I system, the Professional Diagnostic Tool uses the same code designations, communication protocols, and connectors for cars made by all major manufacturers. The standardization has made the previous Obd1 almost completely obsolete.

2. Ignition Tester

Also known as a spark tester, this tool is absolutely indispensable for anything that relies on spark plugs- that means your car. Any time an engine won’t start, it’s possible that the reason is that there is no spark coming from the spark plug to get the engine started. An ignition tester allows you to diagnose the problem so that you don’t go all around your car solving every other problem whether you need to or not.

3. Airbag Tester

As you can imagine, it could be quite problematic to have a non-functional air bag and not know about it until the moment you need it. And naturally, testing your airbag by whacking your bumper with a rubber mallet is not ideal. Fortunately, there is a tool that can tell you whether or not all of the electronic components of your airbag system are working correctly without setting the safety device off.

4. Fuel Pressure Tester

Like a problem with your spark plug, a problem with low fuel pressure can cause your car or truck to fail to start- and if you can’t diagnose the problem directly, then you may have to work on several different things before finally finding the problem. A fuel pressure tester tells you where your vehicle’s fuel pressure is at, whether it’s too high or two low, enabling you to solve the problem straight away.

5. Timing Lights

A timing light is a special automotive stroboscope that mechanics use to set the ignition timing of internal combustion engines that are equipped with a distributor. Modern vehicle engines require timing lights to scan ignition timing accurately so that the timing can be adjusted to the optimal range for your vehicle.
6. Emission Analyzer

In most states, drivers are required to have their vehicles checked for proper exhaust emissions before the vehicle can be tagged and allowed to drive legally on public roads. Even if you are fortunate enough to live in a part of the country where vehicle emissions are not regulated, it still might be good for your conscience to have your emissions tested and adjusted accordingly. These devices are inserted into the exhaust pipe and, in addition to checking your emissions- they can also be used to diagnose a whole host of problems. It can also play an important role in certain safety checks, help with engine tuning, and certain kinds of repairs.

7. Vacuum Tester

A vacuum test is among the simplest diagnostic tools a mechanic can have. With a simple gauge, anyone can gain valuable insight into vacuum leaks, low compression, incorrect timing, and sticking valves just to name a few. You will need to know the vacuum specifications for your engine, and bear in mind that these gauges are adjusted for sea level. That means for every 1,000 feet your location is above sea level, you will need to subtract an inch of vacuum. The simplest check to perform is a running vacuum test. Simply start the engine and let it reach normal operating temperature. Find a vacuum port and connect the gauge. The Car Scanner should be on the manifold or below the carburetor. It shouldn’t be on the air cleaner, high on top of the carburetor, or on any of the emissions control components.

How to do VWAudi Component Protection with ODIS software

VAS6154 ODIS Component Protection User Manual:

What is Component Protection:

Component protection is VWAG’s (VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Bentley, Lamborghini) way of eliminating vehicle or component theft by keeping track of each individual component and which vehicle it’s assigned too from the assembly line.

Why do you need to do component protection:

When a component protected module is fitted to its non-original vehicle, many, if not all of its functions will be limited. This is to try and prevent the use of stolen parts in the second-hand market. If a VWAG vehicle is reported stolen, a flag will be raised with their database for the vehicle’s VIN and the internal serial number/coding of each module fitted to said vehicle, such as an Engine or transmission ECU, Infotainment/Radio unit or AC/Heater control panel) making it impossible for these parts to be used on another vehicle. This will raise an error within our diagnosis system (connected to VWAG’s servers) when trying to remove the component protection and not allow the technician to proceed, alerting VWAG to the use of stolen parts.

Component protection also applies to any brand-new parts purchased and fitted. It would need to be removed before the technician could proceed with and coding, adaptions, or basic settings or said component.

What to do for component protection?

The only way to remove component protection is to take the car to a VWAG specialist with the online diagnosis system (ODIS) or the main dealer themselves.
We have invested heavily in obtaining the credentials and correct system, to be able to provide such services so you don’t have to have the huge cost of a trip to the dealer.

How to do component protection using ODIS software:

Activating component protection of a new ACC sensor.

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Note that Use name and passwords are unique to each and every subscriber of ODIS. This is the official version and not the cloned copy VAS 5054A or VAS 6154 or VXDIAG VCX NANO… all are confirmed to work good with ODIS to do online component protection.

Best OBD2 Scanner Reviews – The Bottom Line

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There you have it, all the information that you need to know to choose your Best obd2 scanner. We’ve gone through the things you should look for as well as what these tools can do for you.

Even if you never plan to do any repairs on your own car, you can still end up saving money by getting to know what your car’s check engine light is trying to tell you. With a little internet research, you can easily determine if this is something that truly needs to be addressed by a mechanic now or if it waits a little while.

We’ve also show you how to take your new diagnostic tool out of the box and get it hooked up and reading information from your vehicle. We’ve also answered some of the questions that come up about these most often.

If you are looking for the best Auto Scanner Tool that still comes in under $1000 take a look at the BMW ICOM A2. This is a great choice if you are starting out or want a good deal of power while saving some money.

Of course, if you would like to go with the best one that we’ve come across the clear choice is the Innova 3160e Code Reader / Scan Tool with ABS, SRS, and Live Data for OBD2 Vehicles. Either of these would make an excellent addition to your garage.

Check also other OBD II Scanners available on obd2tool

Lastly, we’d love to hear from you. Which of these choices did you go with and why? Let us know in the comment section below.

Problems with Ford Explorer Transfer Case

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The transfer case of a Ford Explorer can encounter some possible troubles. It is fortunate for a typical owner that most of these problems can be repaired by OBD II Scanner. To make a preparation can make the experience more enjoyable for all involved.

Noisy Transfer Case

Usually a noisy transfer case is the result of adding the incorrect grade of lubricant or insufficient levels of the lubricant. It should be changed and refilled with the correct grade of lubricant to the correct levels.

Jumping Out of Selection

This condition can be caused by the transfer case not being fully engaged. Also, broken, loose or defective parts can make this type of “slip” happen, such as the shift fork being cracked.

Lubricant Leaks

The Auto Scanner Tool case can be overfilled, causing a leak. There is a vent in the case that may become clogged or jammed closed. Additionally, the output shaft has a seal that can become damaged.

Difficulty Shifting

When the transfer case is difficult to shift, there are a few possible causes. Loose parts within the transfer case or within the modules that control it can cause this problem. Additionally, the lubrication in the transfer case should meet or exceed the manufacturer’s specifications and be at the correct levels.