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TechA
Jan 15 , 2009
Great tool for it's price
I've owned this tool for about a month now and I've used it on various vehicles with the check engine light on, It is a great tool for it's price. I like the live data stream option for OBD2, it carrys most of the sensors you need for diagnosis. Some people are under the impression that you should be able to see live data for OBD1 as well, but you can't, and you never will on any scantool you buy. OBD1 was just the first protocol for OBD (Onboard Diagnostics) to be required to be put in vehicles by 1988. It is just basic trouble codes that you can read, that's it for OBD1. This Tool provides pretty much everything you need for looking up trouble codes, scanning for live data (OBD2) and turning off check engine lights. I like the adapters that comes with it for the OBD1 vehicles, it's very handy. The only problem that i have with it is it doesn't come with some of the Manufactures adapters like Nissan , VW, or Honda. Oh, I also like the fact that you can hook it up to your computer and print off your findings! It's a perfect product for the Tech who wants something at home or the hobby guy who doesn't want to spend so much on a tool. I would buy this tool again if I had to.
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SidAdams
Aug 20 , 2013
Works
Works pretty well, BUT unable to update. This scanner is outdated, and not supported by the manufacturer. For a mear $100 I can have an updated scanner, on top of the $300+ !! If you need a scanner Get the updated version, it MUST have a USB cable to update from the web site. This scanner is the same as a INNOVA 3140, the updated one is a 3140b. Hope this helps some one.
 

j.arredondo1

La Verne, CA

Jan 29 , 2014
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A scanner that works

The unit came with a convenient case with all the adapters I need. The LCD screen is clear and the key pad on the unit is sized right. Great tool accurate readings the first time.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ss555548

Lockport, IL

Dec 14 , 2013
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craftsman scan tool

works great no problems

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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FixerTodd

Arcadia, CA

Sep 18 , 2013
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Review of CanOBD2&1 Scanner.

This is the second unit I have owned. The first unit was stolen. I liked the first unit enough to purchase a second one to replace it. The unit is simple to use, but complex enough to complete most diagnostics required. It will not diagnose ABS codes. You have to buy an ABS scanner to complement this unit.


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SidAdams

Alamogordo, NM

Aug 20 , 2013
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Works

Works pretty well, BUT unable to update. This scanner is outdated, and not supported by the manufacturer. For a mear $100 I can have an updated scanner, on top of the $300+ !! If you need a scanner Get the updated version, it MUST have a USB cable to update from the web site. This scanner is the same as a INNOVA 3140, the updated one is a 3140b. Hope this helps some one.


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rigobertocoria1

North Hollywood, CA

Jun 22 , 2013
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OverallExcellent

nice toll very easy to use

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Lazerkid1

Lancaster, CA

Mar 27 , 2013
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Scan Tool

I love this tool, easy to read, it connects right up no vin entry, starts right away, i love the online repair guide. right on sears

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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rickrichmond

Loleta, CA

Feb 7 , 2013
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Complete kit every thing you need

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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WJMartin1

Gulfport, MS

Feb 2 , 2013
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obd 1&2

Very nice handheld tool works great!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Rich59

Gloversville, NY

Nov 21 , 2012
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tool is just what i was looking for

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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znoph

West Milford, NJ

Sep 4 , 2012
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what a peice of junk

hooked up to a 2006 f350 6.0 diesel and it froze let it sit for 10 min and finaly had to pull the batteries to get it to work still haven't got the codes out of the truck tried to update it  wouldn't even load the website tried to do live data on a 2002 jeep liberty and kept getting communication with vehicle lost now it's stuck on pc link transferring data it is about to  get transferd to the garbage


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justthetruth

Albuquerque, NM

Jul 26 , 2012
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craftsman can 2&1 tool kit

this is junk dont waste your time or money other store sell the same tool at 199.00 also the cable tht come with the scan tool is out dated and wont work this cable has to be usb and cost 69.00 and sears dont sell it also you have to pay 15.00 for every code where the other one the code are free what a sad way for sears to get a kickback took this crap back and got my monet back.


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steven707

Vallejo, CA

Jun 15 , 2012
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obd2&1 scan tool

i love it cant work without it

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Autodidactic

Bessemer, AL

Apr 5 , 2012
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Buy a OBDII --> USB Cable and datalog to a laptop

Unless you are tech-challenged I would definitely suggest using a cable that can be found for $50 or less online that allows the user to plug the OBDII straight into a computer's USB port. I'm not going to give a link because finding out about the different kind of cables and reading up on the subject is the best way to find information you will need once the computer is connected to the car. Datalogging (recording the data being sent to your car's ECU while the car is in operation) is just as important as retrieving the trouble codes that cause the Check Engine light to come on. The method I suggest is definitely more trouble than hooking up a handheld, but it's going to give alot more information and give the user a better idea of the condition/issues of the vehicle. The biggest downside is that once the cable is hooked up to the PC/laptop, you have to use specific software to record, playback, and decipher the data stream and codes, and typically the software does not cover a large range of years, models, and usually just 1 manufacturer. But believe me, if you truly want to understand the status of your vehicle it's worth the effort, and a lot less expensive. Spend the cash with Sears, just invest in a top notch floor jack & stands, some nice hand tools, or maybe even a compressor. You'll end up with more information/knowledge and then the equipment to do something with it.


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squirelscat

Lexington, KY

Mar 9 , 2012
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Product description is misleading

The scanner provides snapshot pictures or recorded time frames of real time information. service and repair history is also an interesting feature. However, You need to pruchase a $40 cable to download to laptop. Nowhere in the product description or prepurchase covers are you informed that the Repair guide is a subscription fee of $14-15 per use. This is something that should be advertised prior to purchase. The only way to know is to remove from p[ackage, upload software and attempt to use this function, voiding the ability to return the product. Im not sure you couldnt do the same thing with a unit $100 cheaper. Im not willing to eat that too to find out. Hop[fully this unit will prove me wrong and actually pay for itself.


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dave73

Mount Holly, NJ

Mar 7 , 2012
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Great Tool with good features but slightly unsatisfied.

I already owned an cheaper Actron OBD2 reader, but when i saw this 1 on sale I couldn't pass it up. I was mostly interested in the fact it was both OBD1 and 2. According to the description and manual, it was "Internet Upgradable". I assumed by upgradable, that ment the latest software and I could upgrade it to do ABS as well for an additional $99. Thats what the website for CANOBD2 said (the fine print that listed model numbers NOT upgadable but those didnt match my model). NO IT IS NOT UPGRADABLE. Not only can you not add any upgrades, but when you click on the "upgrade" button in the program that came with the scanner for your computer, it says "THIS DEVICE NOT SUPPORTED". So no Firmware or software updates either. I called Tech Support listed on the last page of the book and found out that this unit does not have any upgrades or software support. All you can do is download the program that already comes on the disc in the box. So, about the program. Its okay. Clumbsy to use at first, but good for keeping records or if using for a customer or friend, it will list everything and you can add and enter any actions taken or problems found. Kind of neat, but BASIC. I would recommend this scanner to a friend, but ONLY if they KNOW what they want it for. I was wanting 1 I could pretty much do everything with (OBD1/2 ABS/SRS) and this wasnt the 1. If you want a better idea and description about the unit and its capabilties go to this page: http://www.canobd2.com/Products/Tools.aspx a little research discovered that the Craftsman 20899 was the 3140 but Sears slapped their brand name and logo on it. Nothing wrong with that, just tell everyone the full info about it or copy all the info from thier page so customers can see what it really is capable of and not of. 1 last thing. The serial port and lack of USB. I purchased a serial to USB adapter and it works just fine. Paid $7 for it from newegg. easy workaround. just remember to install the drivers for the serial/usb adapter. SO, good unit, nice case. Just didnt do everything I though.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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whendrix

Kokomo, IN

Feb 27 , 2012
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Easy to use, great tool, helped me fix the problem with my van.

Great Value in the Craftsman Club.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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cwmartin208

boise, ID

Feb 22 , 2012
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Works well

Only used once but it was easy to use and worked well.


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MechanicGuy1990

Waterloo, IA

Feb 14 , 2012
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Craftsman CanOBD2&1 Scan Tool it is the best scan tool

i have been absolutely satisfied with the craftsman scan tool. I used it over and over and saved myself a great deal of money fixing the problems myself. I think it was the best invention ever to put them together. it is amazing 10 out of 10!!!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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captian

Saint Albans, NY

Feb 12 , 2012
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craftsman code reader

great tool work out really well for me easy to setup and use the live data seeing things working far as sensors really help with trouble shooting. updating for pc does not work

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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CyMan3

San Antonio, TX

Jan 25 , 2012
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can obd2&1 easy to use&read codes take time to read&interpre.

Overall product works well. Details on different vechicle scanner hookup locations would have helped.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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dwberend

Phoenix, AZ

Dec 28 , 2011
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Works fine USB/Serial Adapters are cheap and easy to find

I will admit that having a serial port is a bit outdated. USB/ Serial adapters are cheap and easy to find. Any decent electronics store will have them around $20. Sears has one for $17.55 brand doesn't matter most use the same converter chip from FTDI. If you're not tech savvy enough I'm sure the neighbors kid is.

To the guy with a PC tech for a wife, I really doubt she has any real experience. No tech would have to do research on how to connect the scanner, because we all have USB adapters in our tool bags.


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KeithKenyon

Kapolei, HI

Sep 8 , 2011
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Maximum bang for the buck.

This tool is the best investment I have made in 30 years of home vehicle maintenance. I've only owned it for less than a month and have proven it's worth already. I do not see any flaws with this tester, relative to a semi-experienced home mechanic.


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techline1

San Jose, CA

Aug 12 , 2011
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Craftsmen OBD2 &1 scanner- great tool for the price!

Good scanner for the price, not to mention the 2 yr. warranty too. I've used the scanner several times with no problems. It has all the data you need to make your diagnosis except EGR on live data. You won't get that unless you spend closer to $1000.00. I've used the adapter from my pocket PC for Honda OBD1 systems and it works just fine.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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raider628

Dalton, GA

Feb 25 , 2011
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alot better than expected

this scan tool has alot more features than i expected and is very easy to use

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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KillSwitchNY

Levittown, NY

Jan 26 , 2011
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Craftsman OBD 1+2 Scanner... Amazing

For the money this scanner cant be beat. I do a lot of performance/repair work to my and my family's cars. This scanner has come in handy to diagnose many hiccups on a few of the OBD2 cars i have and has works flawlessly. Perfect for the DIYer or even a small shop. Put it this way, if you are looking into $5000 Snap-On Scan tools, you are in the wrong part of town. Obviously those are the best you can possibly get and only used in dealerships and full fledged repair shops. This one is perfect for anyone looking to find out whats wrong and fix it. Also good if you want to be sure your repair shop is not mis-diagnosing your car. I see a few complaints about this not being USB compatible, since barely any PC's use serial port anymore. I have found the solution. Go to your local computer store and get an RS-232 to USB adapter cable. or go to ******.com for the one I picked up, which worked flawlessly, and search "TRENDnet USB to Serial Converter TU-S9" Problem Solved :-)

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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