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Pre 95 Scanners (1/3)
 4/16/19 1:49pm
OConn962
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Roslindale, MA - USA

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Hello everyone Recently my newly acquired 89Ē SES light came on and there isnít a shop/dealership in or around the city of Boston that has a scanner that will read and diagnose any problems. I bought one of those little plugins on eBay and it works great only problem is it doesnít diagnose like the new scanners do or for that matter the old ones too.. Even techís with old scanners Iíve talked to have the same problem.. When they update their equipment the updates erase prior to 95Ē capabilities. Does anyone know of a specific model make or anything that can help me out..?? Thereís a ton of them for sale on eBay but everyone Iíve looked at like I said only goes back to 95Ē.. Any help would be greatly appreciated.. Thanks
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Re: Pre 95 Scanners (2/3)
 4/16/19 3:21pm
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The old Snap On MT 2500 scanner("Red Brick") with the correct cartridges will do what you want. Just make sure if you get one that it has the "GM-Chrysler-Ford Domestic Primary" cartridge, and the "Troubleshooting" cartridge that will cover your year(s) vehicle, and the corresponding connector. Snap On quit supporting that style of scammer around 2001, so there are cartridges that will cover the years 1981-2001, both the Primary and the Troubleshooter. There are also cartridges for ABS, and one for Transmission Troubleshooting.
I still have one of these I keep at home, along with an older Monitor 400OE. My Snap On Solus Edge will also scan/diagnose back to '81.....but it's a wee bit more 'spensive than buying the MT 2500.

A quick search on fleabay found this, which will do what you want. Thumbs Up


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Re: Pre 95 Scanners (3/3)
 4/17/19 12:11pm
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Afternoon Adam Canít thank you enough for the heads up on this.. I did some digging and found one for about half the price though.. Guy has best offer so Iím waiting to hear from him.. With the cash I saved now I can buy more goodies for my baby..😊 I wonder if my wife will understand my thinking 🤔 😂 Again thanks my friend Tom
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