Question about 2006 Ford Explorer
I Have a 2006 explorer xlt and 2001 escape. I dont want $4000.00 worth of equipment but would like to have more than a cheap scanner from parts house to diagnose my ford vehicles. Is there reasonably priced diagnostic tools/software that i can purchase to use at home. I have seen some such as obdcom for $89 but I want to make sure I am getting the best scan coverage for my vehicles.
There are a couple of decisions you will need to make before looking at them. How much to you want to be able to do? Do you want to be able to just retrieve trouble codes? Do you want to be able to communicate with all of the modules on the vehicle? Do you want data logger capability so you can monitor data to help pin-point problems?
Most cheap scan tools only communicate with the PCM(powertrain control module) but for example your 2006 explorer has a HSC(high speed can network) and a MSC(medium speed can network). The HSC depending on options may have 8 modules and the MSC may have 9 modules depending on options.
The Escape uses 2 networks called SCP(standard corporate protocal) and a ISO( international standards organization ) and it has 5 modules.
So you would have to make sure that what ever scan tool you are looking at can communicate with these types of networks.
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