I have several questions on the OBD II and the tools for it.
My car is Dodge Intrepid 1997 and I noticed it has an OBD II connector.
Since I am thinking of buying a scanner for it, my question is:
1) From where do you guys suggest me to buy a OBD II scanner so that I
can know what are the problems of my car (suppose there are problems)?
2) I googled a while, and I find there are two kinds of scanners: one
is a independent tool, another (seems cheaper?) is a special cable plus
a software, which connects to a PC. I am thinking which one is good?
The later usually is much cheaper: is that reliable? Does it run on
3) Do these scanners work on different cars? My car is Intrepid 1997,
my brother's car is a Ford Taurus 1999. It would be nice if the
scanner can work for both.
4) How much more information can such a scanner tell us than the
standard key on and off computer codes? Can I say that the OBD II can
tell us the maximal information and is the final resort in terms of
locating the problems of a car?
I appreciate some detailed answers or URLs, I am newbie for these
Thanks a lot and have a great day!