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Being a newb at troubleshooting vehicles, I do feel blind as a bat. Been looking into getting a obd2 code scanner to help troubleshoot and get to bottom of why somethings not working right. Has anyone had experience with these scanners like the one listed below? Are they worth their weight in gold? More specifically, how is it for scanning Abs and transmission problems? ( I know it cant scan all transmission problems). Thanks.

Equus 3150 Innova ABS + Professional CanOBD2 Diagnostic Code Scanner for OBDII Vehicles

3150 is only $70 over the 3100, seems like its worth the extra cost to me.
 
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You might want to run a search on this topic. Been discussed quite a few times.
 
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what year is your blazer, it might be a obd1. which has nowhere near the scanning capabilities.
 
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Or a '95 OBD1.5 or OBD-II, neither of which has as much scanning capabilities as later ones either.
 
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I've been using this low cost obd2 scanner with this GM diagnostic software tool.

What a great combo, I can erase ABS, Air Bags and special obd2 gm codes.
 
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Originally Posted by jmaynard View Post
Or a '95 OBD1.5 or OBD-II, neither of which has as much scanning capabilities as later ones either.
Yeah , I own a 96 Blazer which I believe is the first year they introduced the obd-II diagnostic setup. Least I hope.
 
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Originally Posted by Bullfrog2099 View Post
Yeah , I own a 96 Blazer which I believe is the first year they introduced the obd-II diagnostic setup. Least I hope.
It is. Some 95s (mainly late year production, but mine built early in the year is one) have it, but 96 was the first year all did.
 
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Default 99 Jimmy has ABS light and My scanners can't turn it off

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I've been using this low cost obd2 scanner with this GM diagnostic software tool.

What a great combo, I can erase ABS, Air Bags and special obd2 gm codes.
I've tried my cheap scanner with ScanXL and others. Borrowed a INNOVA CanOBD2&1 also. It shows GM Extended (or Expanded or what ever) but shows NO DTCs are set. But the yellow ABS light is still on! How can I reset the ABS light on a 99 Jimmy?
 
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