A must have for every vehicle owner, gives a brief description of the code, no need to search. Works on my 2002 bmw 530i and also tested on honda odyssey/ chevy tahoe. I would buy again as a christmas gift next time.
Was going to get one off of matco item number md1300 they look the same and i guess they work the same only difference is the ancel is black and the matco is in matco red and black. The ancel is easy to use and understand if you have basic knowledge in automotive and automotive repairs. So far tried on 06 durango, 98 caravan, 06 cadillac cts and going to try on 08 tahoe. Oh yeah this doesn’t just give you codes it gives you a brief description on what it is like faulty catalyst bank 2, misfire, gear 4 gear 3 out of sequence. But to be totally sure look at your repair manual or look up the codes online to perform repairs and to get the right parts.
This obd ii reader is unlike the inexpensive ones that you have to use an app on your phone to activate (which i also own). This is a stand alone reader that is very user friendly, and prompts you on every move. It immediately identifies your car, and you don’t have to enter the year, make, engine, etc. This unit is also inexpensive compared to others on the market, and i highly recommend it.
Wow, this sucker worked way better than i expected. Plugged it in, it told me to turn key to on position. I flipped the key, and within about 20 seconds i had both of my codes on the screen, and was able to clear them (i knew in advance they just needed to be cleared). This was the first time i have used it, but having been to auto zone several times to have them check the codes for me, this device works twice as fast as the ones they use.
What can i say, it saved me a bunch of cash that i would have had to pay at a dealership or tuneup shop. I purchased the unit when i had a check engine light come up on my ford escape. As soon as it arrived i hooked it up which was so simple i refuse to tell you how. The trouble code was quickly displayed and i went to the internet and found the explanation of the code. Back to amazon to buy the required sensor, sensor delivered and back to the internet to see how to install it. After installation used the ancel unit to clear the code and check engine light. Job done, another happy customer. I almost look forward to the next ‘check engine’ light.
I was going to buy a more expensive unit but thought i would try this one. I repaired 3 vehicles in one day with the help of this unit. I saw bad reviews and thought, i don’t listen to reviews of movies so, and i was right again. A retired mechanic who hates computerized cars.
I’ve used this reader many times on my aging cars. It has saved me from big worries, big repair bills and big stress. . Uh, did i say that already?my cars are 1999 toyota prerunner v6 and 1997 camry 4-cyl. Never had any connection problems. Since so many ‘check engine’ issues are relatively simple emission control problems this lets me avoid the ‘you need a new exhaust system’ that invariably is claimed by too many repair shops. One thing i regularly do is try and get an estimate for the fixing of the check engine light. Since i’ve had this reader i think i’m around $3000 in the green comparing what was the real problem costs to what repair shops were estimating. I realize that their labor is included but most of them were not going to fix what was actually wrong so that labor is also wasted money. Even if you don’t do the repairs yourself you can take the code and do some web searching to get a ballpark idea of what normally causes that code and the related repairs. Many codes that show up are not indicating your car is about to explode but are notifications that something is not quite right and can be scheduled at a more convenient time for repair.
I recently purchased a used car. Almost like clockwork the check engine soon light turned on. I don’t know a lot about cars, so i didn’t want to walk into a shop and get taken advantage of. I purchased this reader so that i could get the codes myself and research them on the internet and potentially estimate the cost of the repairs. I was able to confirm that the shop i went to got the same codes i did. The reader is very easy to use. You just need to locate where the reader would plug into your car. You can choose to clear the codes after you read them which will likely turn off the check engine soon light. It’s not a bad ideal to run the code check again if the light comes back on to see if you get the same codes. I highly recommend anyone to get this code reader just to keep in your tool box.
I bought it to diagnose an engine light that was on (yay, just a coolant temperature sensor) but i’ve also been using this on a regular basis at work. It’s pretty easy to navigate and explans the codes on a backlit screen (which can get scratched up, so don’t leave it in a bag with a bunch of bungee cords like i did) and it has been absolutely indispensible. Have used it on gmcs, chevys, and fords of various years/makes/models.
Scanner told me the code, i was able to fix the issue, and clear the code. Intuitive to use, easy to follow. No battery needed, uses the power system in the obid connector. That was on my mustang, i plugged the system into my jeep. Ran a scan of both the engine and the transmission. No codes and perfect health. Device is priced right, gives instant readings, and the ability to clear codes after the repair is done. Again, system is easy to use, very intuitive, and quality built.
My catalytic converter went out on my jeep. It’s around $1,800 to fix and my state does not require emissions testing so i decided not to bother. But it triggers my check engine light to come on. This device lets me double check to make sure some other problem doesn’t arise in my jeep. And it allows me to clear the codes. Does everything i need and a lot more that i haven’t even bothered to look into. Whenever my wife or i get a light pop up on our dashboard now we can check it at home without having to gone into a shop.
Bought as a replacement for another i bought on amazon that would not stay sync’d. Only thing is that is does not work with apps but i knew that going into this. I strongly suggest that used car customers buy this to check codes on check engine lights. Some places will shut off the check engine light with one of these but this will tell you if that was donetakes the suprise outta buying a car and a few days later dealing with check engine lights.
The only obd2 reader you’ll ever need. The engine check light on my dash came on, so i stopped by the honda dealership to see what the issue could have been. Of course, i was told there would be a $95 charge if i wanted them to pull the code which would’nt of have covered any labor or parts if needed. I decided to leave and ordered the ancel ad310 obd2 reader which arrived the next day. I read the manual, plugged it in and sure enough a code appeared. It even had a description of what the code meant and which part most likely would have to be replaced. I did some further research online and figured out what i had to replace in order to get rid of the check engine light. I would definitely recommend this product for anyone needing to pull codes when that check engine light comes on. Get the parts yourself and maybe even do the labor on your own if you’re able to. Here are the specifications for the ANCEL AD310 Classic Enhanced Universal OBD II Scanner Car Engine Fault Code Reader CAN Diagnostic Scan Tool –:
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- Classic design, fast scan and clear trouble codes, even a beginner can use this unit to read the error code, find out what the problem is and perhaps fix it. Save money and time.
- Works on MOST 1996 US-Based, 2000 EU-Based and Asian cars, and newer OBD II & CAN domestic or import vehicles. Supports English, German, French, Spanish, Finnish, Dutch, Russian and Portuguese.
- Easily determines the cause of the check engine light. I/M monitor readiness test, turn off the MIL (check engine light) as well as view freeze frame data. Read hard (memory) / pending (intermittent) and historic codes and show definitions.
- The AD310 scanner is well built with a large LCD display (128 x 64 pixel) that has white backlight and contrast adjustment, indicates test results directly. No need any Batteries or Charger, gets the power directly from the OBDII Data Link Connector in your vehicle.
- It’s equipped with a 2.5 feet long cable and made of a very thick flexible insulator. There are 4 buttons on AD310. The Up and Down button for scrolling the menu, the Enter and Exit button allow for navigation back and entering menu. Three Years Warranty Guarantee.
After hitting a few bumps on the road and noticing the ‘service engine soon’ light come on in the middle of my commute, i was afraid that i would have to take a day off of work to get my car inspected and fixed. Thinking i could at least save some time and money by knowing what exactly was wrong with the car, i ordered the ancel ad310 classic enhanced universal obd ii scanner car engine fault code reader can diagnostic scan tool – black https://www. Com/dp/b01g5ea74i/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_0. My hope was to figure out if the problem was major enough to get it fixed by a professional, or if it was something i could fix on my own. I used the scan tool as soon as it arrived, and right off the bat the tool gave me the engine fault code and the description. Turned out, i had an ‘evaporative emissions leak’, which could be caused by a loose gas cap. Sure enough, my gas cap was put on wrong, and after a day the engine’s computer reset and cleared the fault codei could have easily spent $200 just for a mechanic to tell me my gas cap was on wrong, so literally within the hour of receiving it, the scan tool paid for itself several times overi definitely recommend this product.
Had a code light on my car but code reader said there wasn’t any codes. I had a bad ignition coil and a bad spark plug. It didn’t show any misfires.
Reviews from purchasers :
- GREAT OBD II READER
- Saved me a trip to the mechanic AND payed for itself in one use!
- The Only OBD2 Reader You’ll Ever Need!