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Between myself and a friend, we have 5 PSD's... We were talking this evening, and think it would be a wise investment to get a quality scan tool that would allow us to check codes, reset codes, and have also heard that one that can do a buzz and contribution test would be good to have.

What is out there? What do you use and like? What kind of dollars are we talking for what features? Help me learn... please post any thoughts on the subject you may have.

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I have auto enginuity software for my laptop, it does a good job for me, they don't offer all the tests that the factory scanner does but it is only 400 dollars compared to thousands for the ford version, and then you have to pay thousands to have it updated too. I would suggest the AE
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So that's just software you install on a laptop one would already have? Not a stand-alone, hand-held type device?

Can this software do a buzz and contribution test?

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They have a PDA version, i am not sure if that would be a good way to go but here is their product page if you would like to read up on it. With all the google apps and iphones taking over I am not sure you will be able to get a PDA in a few years. It is just a USB dongle that plugs into your laptop, it works great for me, I use it on my work laptop and on my wifes when I am home.

Let me know what you decide on, or if you find something better?

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I regret that I have not had the time to check into the link provided but would be more interested in a hand held, self contained unit... surely there is something out there... anybody?

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I use a Snapon MT2500..you can find them cheap..$200-300
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So that's just software you install on a laptop one would already have? Not a stand-alone, hand-held type device?

Can this software do a buzz and contribution test?
Yes.

Have the AE w/ Ford and LOVE it!
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AutoEnginuity, hands down. It will do most of the items that you need to do in order to diagnose your engine and it is quite affordable considering all that it can do.

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AE with Ford bundle here too. Yes on buzz and contribution tests.

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