It has Internet connectivity as well for software updates as I mentioned. These are the so-called brake lines. The codes relate to a specific failure in part of the computerized anti-lock system. I would recommend these tools be in everyone's toolbox or glove compartment who own 1996 and newer vehicles. Another good write-up by Larry Carley: question. Bought a new piece from online dealer and put on his vehicle.
Then check out some of the products and reviews listed below. Open the bleeder screw to allow trapped air to escape and tell him to keep holding the pedal until you are sure that the bleeder screw is tight as it was before. I go back to the house and do another bleed. Found 2 codes and was able to read on the scanner what they were! A little study goes a long way. Drove the vehicle about 100 yards and both lights went off. After receiving the tool I was pleased to find a software upgrade is available that allows it to clear trouble codes, I'm no computer whiz and I couldn't get the upgrade to work on my vista based laptop but it worked just fine on my old xp desktop, go figure! In the rare cases when I needed to hire a mechanic to install the parts, I had the problem diagnosed and the parts bought for him to install, saving me time and mucho mulla! Observe if it is retracted back the moment you take your foot off the pedal.
Many shops in the rust-belt service disc brake calipers by simply replacing them with loaded caliper assemblies, but in drier climates, calipers can last for many years and may require only routine inspection during a disc brake pad replacement. One reason is shortening of the hydraulic horses which lead to the loss of brake fluids and creates space for air to get into the system. It was explained to me, that the vehicle manufacturer writes the codes, so this actually starts to make sense. This information can be more accurate than back probing the connector with a scope because you are seeing how the module interprets the data. It was easy to set up and use.
The buttons and capabilities seem to be the same. Bleed the right-front wheel as follows: ---A. The issue with the input lines was only hassle. Read some user reviews from the link on the left. The four output brake lines only needed a wrench to loosen and final tighten when re-assembled. The BrakeScan's robust code library is embedded right in the tool, and you can view necessary information on the large, backlit screen. They saved me both shop labor fees and the 50% markup that shops usually charge for the parts they install.
Per the Ford shop manual found online! Engage the parking gear so as to make sure that the emergency brakes are applied as well. There were enough threads left to hold. For those interested, go to this link:. Great tool for the backyard mechanic! It is a small transparent container with metal tubes running from it and runs to each individual wheel. Great product if your car is listed. You need to do enough preparation because the task is repetitive and requires a lot of accuracies when emptying the brake fluid. This one diagnostic training book can get you ready to handle the repair of any automotive brake problems.
They both paid for themselves in just the first use. In order to appreciate some…. Also, they will help prevent you from being ripped off by shops wanting to sell you unnecessary parts and services. It paid for itself after the 1st use. In this case a specialized abs scan tool is needed for the proper diagnosis of the system on many vehicles. To many times I see people driving around with these lights illuminated on their dashes for extended periods.
I bought it quite cheaply so for the money I paid I am so so about it. Also, you can round up parts on your own, saving time and money. While at it, your partner should make sure that the pedal goes up and down to the recommended levels. Actron arms do-it-yourself mechanics with tools previously only available to professional technicians. Now with regards to why I'm bleeding the brake system, I'm simply replacing the brake fluid in the entire system as it is recommended to do so every two years. The Actron 9680 is another tool that can and Anti-lock codes. As always, be sure to visit the merchant's site to review and verify product information, price, and shipping costs.
If you do not have a scan tool, the following tools will make your work easier. If the pedal seems to be holding constant pressure, the assumption is that your brakes have no air in them. An optional battery backup can be used to save data and power the BrakeScan unit when not attached to an automobile. So, if you can get it at a good price it is ok. The component is usually located in the transmission output shaft area but can also be located on the rear differential on rear wheel drive vehicles. Hi Folks, according to the Service Manual, you must bleed the brake system the first time using conventional bleeding methods.
However, it still pulls down more good reviews then bad ones. This abs scanner can diagnoses the brake control module, pump motor, brake switch, wheel speed sensors, Anti lock control solenoids, vehicle speed sensors and more. No issues with this unit for me! Many times when examining it I find easy to see external damage. It worked great for me and saved quite a bit of money. Wheel speed sensor codes are what I see most often. At this stage, if you are unable to put the plastic bottle in a stable position, you may have to ask a friend or your assistant pumps the brake pedal until all the fluid has been drained into the bottle.
Bleed the brake system as outlined in the conventional bleeding procedure. Once done with all the wheels, you can confirm if the brake fluid reservoir is indeed empty. Scanners can help locate problem areas. On eBay, these scanners come in reliable brands from trusted sellers, including Snap-On and Actron, and they contain various features, including updateable code libraries so you always get the most current information on your exact vehicle. Put a good quart thru it. In fact, his blog is an excellent site for technical information on car systems.