Tim Miller

A passionate car mechanic and blogger from Denver, Colorado.Tim created OBDPlanet in December 2018 with one purpose in mind: To share his 20 years of experience as an auto mechanic and help everyone with their car problems.

Best scan tools with ECU programming | Reviewed by a mechanic

ECU programming is usually performed at a car dealership. However, you can totally program the ECUs at home with the right scan tools or software.  Bad news, they’re not going to be cheap! But if you choose the right tool and the right method, you can save lots of money! And when I say “lots …

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Top 6 OBD2 scanners with relearn [for TPMS, Crankshaft, Throttle relearn]

When replacing sensors in your vehicle, a relearn is always required for the newly fitted sensors to relay the information to the relevant system. Relearn functions are quite sophisticated, requiring expensive OBD2 scan tools. The three main types of relearn functions are: TPMS relearn. Throttle position sensor (or idle relearn) Crankshaft position sensor (or case …

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Best OBD2 scanners with live data | Don’t buy expensive tools for no reason

Live data is one of the main functions of OBD2 scanners. It provides information from the vehicle’s computer data like engine RPM, ltft, stft, and more. Besides diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs), these real-time parameters are crucial when it comes to car diagnostic. Doesn’t matter if you buy a 20 bucks or a $5000 scanner, they …

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foxwell nt706 vs nt716 vs nt726

Foxwell NT706 vs NT716 vs NT726 – Who is the big brother

Are you a car enthusiast looking for an OBD2 scan tool?  The Foxwell series have stepped up their OBD2 game with the NT7 series.  In this article, I will compare the three popular Foxwell devices, the NT706, NT716, and NT726. Let’s get to it! What is so special about the Foxwell NT7- series? The Foxwell …

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ABS light on Ford F150/F250 – Why? How to turn it off?

Have an illuminated ABS light on your Ford F150/F250? Is your vehicle’s braking system not running smoothly, now you’re worried? ABS or Anti-lock Braking System provides more vehicle control and decreases the braking distance. Many users use their scan tools to turn the light off but that doesn’t really solve the problem. Fixing the root …

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