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Old 05-06-2019, 05:23 AM
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If the scanner is capable of viewing live data, yes, you can see it while you're driving. Have you checked your vacuum lines? The rough idle might be a vacuum leak. I'm assuming you've been all through the ignition system? Ignition issues will show up at idle, also
Old 05-06-2019, 06:19 AM
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Yes, the BAFX is live data. I had idle issues on my 98. Ended up getting one (WiFi version for Apple Iphone) Found with the help from the folks here on forum my fuel injector was leaking by taking measurements of the fuel trims. Ran fine at mid power and highway just bad at idle. This tool never really a waste because useful on so many vehicles. It’s like 20-30$ for tool and say 5-15$ for app.

I want to mention like you been thru my issues with my 98. Some of the parts and labor I thru at it ended up being a waste but happens when you buy used and do not know what has or has not already been done. The ODB2 port scanner tool was not one of the regrets. Apparently the android side of things for it uses bluetooth and is better overall than the Wifi version which apple products support. (Seems apple devices wont communicate via Bluetooth due to limitations) but I have and use the apple WiFi version with a 5$ app called ODB Fusion.

App easy to use, connects in a snap. Works in my case on both my IPad and Iphone. Prefer my Pad for the screen size. Don’t buy the hype on the bluedriver scan tool on amazon- 99$ thing. A lot of people had that one damage their cars. I digress, you seem to have an idle issue and this tool is your best friend. Live data, will graph performance up to 4 items at same time, fully configurable, easy to use and best part you can do things like take a screen shot and post to forum for help figuring it out with several members even telling you what to test and how to configure for that test.

WiFi version recommended for Apple devices. Note upper right bluetooth one for android products.

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Old 05-07-2019, 06:25 PM
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+1 on the BAFX. Running one in my rig with the Torque app currently. All together, under 35 bucks.
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