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Old 02-06-2011, 07:40 AM
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OBD-II diagnostic website? Anyone know of any free ones?

I am looking for any info on OBD-II diagnostics? free websites? where can I buy the cable? any info would be appreciated.. any app's for their BB?.......I have a "code reader" but am looking to find something where I can read fuel trims, PID's etc......TIA
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Google "OBDII", "OBD-II", "OBD2", "OBD-2", etc and you'll find many of them. I happen to have (and use) Alex Peper's stuff.

For Ford-specific OBD-Theory, visit www.motorcraftservice.com and download the manual appropriate to your vehicle.
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Google "OBDII", "OBD-II", "OBD2", "OBD-2", etc and you'll find many of them. I happen to have (and use) Alex Peper's stuff.

For Ford-specific OBD-Theory, visit www.motorcraftservice.com and download the manual appropriate to your vehicle.
I looked at Alex pepers stuff......do you need to buy a package for each vehicle? does the cable come with it?.......I was hoping to find something for less money.
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I'm not clear what your looking for, hardware for what you have, dianostic computer software, diagnostic descriptions of trouble code numbers & what they suggest is wrong & how to use that info to troubleshoot, or a scantool that'll read PID's????
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I'm not clear what your looking for, hardware for what you have, dianostic computer software, diagnostic descriptions of trouble code numbers & what they suggest is wrong & how to use that info to troubleshoot, or a scantool that'll read PID's????
pawpaw....I am not sure what I am looking for either I have a cheap code reader but I want to get something that reads more info........some people ave been talking about alex pepers and OBD-2, but I have not figured out what that out yet......I was thinking I might get a free website and just buy the cable but I don't think that is going to happen.......I might just get a scanner simliar to the one you have....
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pawpaw....I am not sure what I am looking for either I have a cheap code reader but I want to get something that reads more info........some people ave been talking about alex pepers and OBD-2, but I have not figured out what that out yet......I was thinking I might get a free website and just buy the cable but I don't think that is going to happen.......I might just get a scanner simliar to the one you have....
Well imo, for most of us, the hand held scantool that'll display numerical live feed PID's & trouble codes & clear them after a repair, is all most folks need.

The scantools, or computer scantool software that'll display graphic PID's are nice, cost more & with a laptop are more cumbersom to use, aren't really needed by most folks & most of us don't want to get our laptop dirty, unless it's an old one dedicated just for automotive work.

The Pepper system sounds like it offers a lot for the buck, with lots of graphics displayed at one time, so thats probably really nice for repair shops, but you do need a laptop to use it.

So if you have a laptop, like & can use lots of graphics in a trouble shoot, from what folks that have used it are saying, it sounds like a good bang for the buck.
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2000 ford expedition awd 4.6

starter is engaging at times while vehical is running or key is just on replaced starter silnoid and ignition switch any other options
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I havent Looked to much My Hand held scanner will do a Bunch of tests for OBDI

But Nothing Like My OBDII Stuff for obdII theres alot of stuff out there

What I usually end up doing to my OBDI auto is Use a DVM and backprobe the Sensors if you have a Way to Read Volts then you can go along way The majoirity of these sensors report in Volts The PCMs dont Know what Pressure or Temps are all it knows is Volts

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starter is engaging at times while vehical is running or key is just on replaced starter silnoid and ignition switch any other options


Sounds like you have a wiring short


But it would be best to start your own thread you will get More Specific info that pertains to your Model year
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