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Old 05-29-2013, 04:10 AM
modelageek modelageek is offline
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Default Please buy a F@#$%& Code reader!

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Old 05-29-2013, 04:19 AM
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Default Re: Please buy a F@#$%& Code reader!

And may I add, buy a shop manual. Haynes and Chilton are ok, but the Ford book is the OFFICIAL source.
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:13 AM
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I am forced to post this again. I keep seeing threads 3 pages deep before someone reads a code. This is 2013. codereaders have been $20 for 3 years now. Every person who joins this forum should own a code reader. As a bonus most of you are young guys and there are always some young ladies that could use some help with their CEL!

FYI: some of you will spend $20 in gas getting your codes read at a store.
This X2ooo, Forget about plasti dipping your Sub's or a 4" lift for your double Din deck !!! It won't get you down the road to pick up your Girl...
Some of you guys spend $400 on throwing parts at the truck ,only to find it was a $5 part that was the problem after you had the Code read..Use the $400 to buy the top of the line scanner that gives you "LIVE DATA" It will pay for itself the first couple of times you have to use it.
And Geek is right about the "young lady's" I've use mine at work for the girls I work with and now I'm a hero to all the young girls
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:20 AM
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Best decision I've ever made. 20 bucks and I can check any obd2 car.
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:24 AM
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I bought a Bluetooth one recently its killer

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Old 06-01-2013, 08:25 AM
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I agree with the Haynes Manual. They really help!

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Old 06-01-2013, 08:27 AM
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I agree with the Haynes Manual. They really help!

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X2!!!!!
love mine so much
I keep it in my truck

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Old 06-01-2013, 08:29 AM
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:35 AM
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You too can be the hero!!!


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Sometimes the guys need help too

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Old 06-01-2013, 08:47 AM
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Default Re: Please buy a F@#$%& Code reader!

I don't have one, but have been looking at picking one up. Is it worth the extra $$ for a fancier one? Or will the basic one be usable enough?
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:48 AM
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I don't have one, but have been looking at picking one up. Is it worth the extra $$ for a fancier one? Or will the basic one be usable enough?
depends on what it does

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Old 06-01-2013, 09:00 AM
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I don't have one, but have been looking at picking one up. Is it worth the extra $$ for a fancier one? Or will the basic one be usable enough?
Mine is a cheap one and im happy with it. Got it off eBay for 20 bucks shipped. I think the cheapest one at advance is like 40 up.
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:09 AM
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Default Re: Please buy a F@#$%& Code reader!

Xoxo
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2004 Ranger, Ext Cab, 2WD, 3.0, 5 speed , 4WABS, crank windows, no cruise, Edge 116k.(6/5,2014) (SOLD).
1999 Ford Ranger, Reg Cab, 2.5, 5 speed, 2WD, no AC, 150k (SOLD).

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Old 06-01-2013, 09:21 AM
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I dropped 200 on a reader...can read freeze frame, live data and force commands with it...best thing I ever bought

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Old 06-01-2013, 09:25 AM
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I dropped 200 on a reader...can read freeze frame, live data and force commands with it...best thing I ever bought

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I have something similar on my laptop

sent from my iPhone 5....PSH!!! I don't have money for a iPhone 5
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