IMPORTANT NOTE: This software does NOT interface with your vehicle.
It is TRAINING software for a Windows laptop or desktop PC that teaches you how to use a scan tool to diagnose your vehicle.
Also, this software does NOT contain any vehicle specific repair instructions, service procedures, or factory manual information.
It provides GENERAL guidelines and tips on how to diagnose common OBD II problems that can be applied to ALL vehicles.
This software will help teach you how to use the codes and system data on any scan tool to diagnose common OBD II problems, whether your vehicle is setting a code or not. It includes guidance on what might be causing a code or driveability problem, what system data you should be looking at to better understand the problem, and what might be necessary to fix the fault.
For example, say your Check Engine light is on and you have a P0171 or P0174 lean code. Now what do you do? The code by itself does not tell you what might be caussing the problem or what you might have to replace to fix the fault. The code only tells you the engine has a lean fuel condition. Scantool Companion will give you a list of possible causes, system data you should look at to diagnose the fault, and suggestions on what might need to be replaced. This is the kind of assistance that can help you fix your problem correctly the first time without having to blindly replace a bunch of parts and hope that one of them fixes your problem.
* Diagnose problems by Symptom, By Code or by System.
Scan Tool Companion tells you the most likely causes of symptoms or codes, tells you what to check, and
what PIDS (data parameters) you need to look at with your scan tool to identify the fault.
It also offers expert tips on what parts might need to be replaced and why.
It's like having an expert technician at your fingertips to help with your diagnosis.
This kind of guided diagnostics is only available in the most expensive professional grade scan tools.
* Saves you time, money and the frustration of replacing parts unnecessarily! Fix it right the first time!
* Help Sections enable you to better understand the basics of your vehicle's onboard diagnostic
system (OBD II), including what it does, how it monitors various sensors and systems, and why it sets fault codes.
* Tips on how to pass an OBD II "plug-in" emission test (what's required, what they look at, what to do if your vehicle is rejected or fails).
* Quick reference sections on basic sensor operation, fuel injection, ignition, charging system and emissions.
* A quick reference list of common GENERIC OBD II "P0" fault codes with definitions.
Please note this program does NOT include "P1" manufacturer specific enhanced codes that are unique to a particular year/make/model of vehicle.
If you are looking for P1 vehicle-specific code information (not generic OBD II codes), we would recommend getting a subscription to Mitchell 1 DIY, or one of the OEM service information websites for your vehicle.