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Old 06-01-2015, 12:20 PM   #1
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Question Obdii scanner

I plan on ordering an OBDII scanner. All that I located say they work on all cars, light trucks and SUVs. Nothing about larger trucks or RVs. Would they use the same scanner. Back in the olden days I used to tear engines and auto trannies apart and put them together and they worked, but all this electronic stuff is beyond me. When you get beyond points and condenser I'm lost.


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Old 06-01-2015, 01:46 PM   #2
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The scanner I have worked fine on the motorhome we previously had. It was on a Workhorse W24 chassis. The codes were pretty much the same as GM codes, but I think Workhorse may have had some additional codes of their own.

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Maybe, maybe not. Cars and light trucks produced after Jan 1, 1996, were required to be OBD II compliant. SOME vehicles produced before that date did have OBD II ports. Vehicle Compatibility : Linear Logic - Home of the ScanGauge

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In your case (2006 W-22 Workhorse) Yes it will work or not, same as on a car of same vintage.

NOTE: I have 3 OBD-II to Blue tooth devices here

Ordered one, paired but would not connect
They shipped me a replacement.. Identical as it turns out

I ordered a more expensive one.. WORKS GREAT

The one I got is shown if you go to the Google Play store and download TORQUE FREE...Look at the OBD-II adapters and it shows a "Cheap one from E-Bay may or may not work" The one that works looks identical to that photo.

I am currently using it in my car.. (Motor home out of comission) but it also fits and reads the motor home computer just fine.

NOTE: on the Workhorse there are 2 or 3 computers.. ABS, Tranny ECU.. OBD-II may read ONLY the ECU (Engine control unit) and not the other two. Or not,, Depending more on the software I suspect. (In the computer/smart phone/tablet).
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UltraGauge OBDII Scan tool & Information Center

I bought this one for the motorhome and have also used it on various cars and pickups.

Works fine.
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