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Craftsman  CanOBD2 Car Reader™

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Perfect entry-level tool designed to empower any consumer when it comes to vehicle maintenance. Works on all 1996 and newer cars, light trucks, SUVs and minivans Domestic and Import. Comes with access to online RepairSolutions which gives trouble code definitions, a full diagnostic report, probable causes, most likely fix to DTCs, repair costs and more.

  • Links to all OBD2 protocols including CAN to decode Check Engine light problems
  • Automatic refresh updates data every 30 seconds when connected to the vehicle an easy way to verify repair completion
  • Internet updateable and upgradeable
  • Features unique patented all-in-one screen display and LED display for quick State Emissions readiness check and drive cycle verification

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Added on September 18, 2009

 

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18 Reviewers (72.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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ronldg
Jun 29 , 2010
Craftsman CanOBD2 reader did it's job...

I recently had my check engine light go off in my Ranger. Took it to a mechanic friend and his pro-grade car reader showed that my MAF was bad which explained my poor idling and loss of power. I went ahead and purchased the Craftsman CarReader so that I could view DTC codes on my own as soon as they occur for any of my vehicles and repair myself if its something I can handle. I plugged the tool in and sure enough, it showed the same code that my friend's tool showed. I went right away and purchased the MAF and reset the DTC. Ranger running good again and I'm able to see which I/M monitors are complete and which are still pending completion. This CarReader works great and the price is very easy on the wallet. It obviously lacks the big features of the professional OBD2 readers but it gives enough info for the backyard mechanic like myself. Only knock on this tool is that you have to go online and view/print the list of trouble codes to see the details of the code. I knew this before purchasing and it wasn't a problem for me since computers is my job but it might be an issue for those who are not computer savvy. Overall, VERY much worth the buy for your average DIY'er.

Criticism7 found this helpful
ruralplanner
Feb 23 , 2012
Works -- but weak software and hidden costs
Didn't expect a lot from this unit---just a basic code reader that 'works' as advertised. The reason I chose this unit over some less expensive models was the description of the included software. Although the unit only displays the codes, once it is plugged into your computer with the included software, it supposedly gives you a wealth of information explaining the code/s and related parts/service/costs associated with the necessary repair. Well, the unit worked perfectly and was simple---just plug it into your vehicle and up pops the code/s; but the software is irritating...and this tool is useless without it of course. The installed software basically does nothing without having to connect to the internet (a pain trying to use my laptop which was out of range of any available wifi connection); it won't give you a diagnosis without "registering"---and the registration process requires information such as your VIN, some personal information, and even your license plate number. I had to go back inside my house where I could get an internet connection, and then run back outside to my vehicle several times to get more information since it requires inputting info one page at a time instead of all in one form---annoying! And then, to top it all off, when I finally got through the registration and not-always-relevant bullet list of potential issues, it gives a basic description of the orginal code, and then asks if you want to buy a "full report" online for an additional $14.99 that presumably will give me the kind of information I bought this silly thing for in the first place (like 'part numbers and estimated repair costs'). Are you kidding me?
 

sizzlacapleton

Wake Forest, NC

Feb 5 , 2014
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Love this tool!

This tool is absolutely necessary to have for basic entry-level diagnostics. This tool has helped me tremendously in my overall day to day automotive tasks. Thanks Sears!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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dbomb35

Pueblo, CO

Nov 17 , 2013
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Download kind of a pain

Works well just trying to get the download done but after that it is a great tool!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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jillian6681

Anderson, SC

Nov 16 , 2013
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Great Product

I bought this for my husband and it works wonderfully. I would recommend this product for anyone.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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pjk.

South Wales, NY

Oct 6 , 2013
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Poor Choice

After purchase found out it had few capability's with out logging on to there site and purchasing more Data.


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smokiejoe

Westminster, MD

Jun 13 , 2013
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Works great but hidden costs.

Device is easy to use. I had to adobe the error message pages and eventually pay for technical assistance if desired. Bummer


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Ppillet

Red Bank, NJ

Apr 21 , 2013
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Excellent tool

I bought this item to read and reset the engine code on my 2007 Dodge Caliber. It did what I expected it to do and was very easy to use.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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cjolley

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Boulder Creek, CA

Apr 18 , 2013
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Very easy to use...

took care of all my needs, I am very happy with it.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Local_guy

Chelmsford, MA

Mar 24 , 2013
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OK scanner but watch out for software versions

If you buy this scanner check for the date on the software. The scanner itself is easy to use and works well. Unfortunately it's packaged with at least two versions of Innova software. The CD in the first one I got was dated 2009 and the program couldn't even see the scanner. I exchanged the scanner at the same store and the CD with the second one was dated 2011. It worked.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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GDSGR8

Temecula, CA

Mar 23 , 2013
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Useful tool


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nohustle

Massapequa Park, NY

Dec 19 , 2012
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Car Reader

Does the job well for a reasonable price. What more could you ask for!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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