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OBD-I Scanners... Worth it?

Just picked up a 1995 ZJ Limited V8 4x4, due to it's build date (4/95) I'm pretty sure it's still using the OBD-I system. The code scanners I've seen around the net that can read OBD-I and have the proper "pigtail" to connect to my ZJ all seem a bit on the pricey side... $200 USD and up.

Anyone have experience with these OBD-I scanners and can tell me if it's worth the money or better to just go it my own and nevermind the OBD codes?

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I've got one of those old OBD scanners somewhere in the garage - works fine, just bought a new one a few years back. I'll sell it to you for $75 including shipping anywhere in continental U.S. - but it might take me a couple of days to find it.
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I've got one of those old OBD scanners somewhere in the garage - works fine, just bought a new one a few years back. I'll sell it to you for $75 including shipping anywhere in continental U.S. - but it might take me a couple of days to find it.
Thanks... PM me and we'll work out the details.

Sounds good! Much appreciated.
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Thanks... PM me and we'll work out the details.

Sounds good! Much appreciated.
I was going to suggest hitting EBay for one.

You can pull a log of error information with the key on off on off on method.

I dunno if you can still buy the Factory Service Manual for the 95 ZJ from Jeep For Owners or not, but you may find one on eBay if not. In My Non-Humble Opinion worth the bucks as you can use it to figure out whether you really want to tackle a repair or take it to a garage. Fairly easy vehicle to work on.
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I was going to suggest hitting EBay for one.

You can pull a log of error information with the key on off on off on method.

I dunno if you can still buy the Factory Service Manual for the 95 ZJ from Jeep For Owners or not, but you may find one on eBay if not. In My Non-Humble Opinion worth the bucks as you can use it to figure out whether you really want to tackle a repair or take it to a garage. Fairly easy vehicle to work on.
Much appreciated! I'll have to start hunting for one.

Hopefully, I'll be able to do most of the work on this ZJ myself. None the less, I agree it would be preferable to at least know what I'm getting into ahead of time.
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Re: OBD-I Scanners... Worth it?

My first pass on the scanner didn't work out well. The really nice unit I purchased provided intermittent functionality. It was returned and I purchased a Mopar DRB II tool.

The Mopar tool always works flawlessly on all three diagnostic connectors.


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