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Tool Review: Innova CarScan 31703

The complete CarScan 31703 includes a sturdy plastic case with each item secured in its own form-fitted cavity, so nothing will bounce around inside the case.
<p>The complete CarScan 31703 includes a sturdy plastic case with each item secured in its own form-fitted cavity, so nothing will bounce around inside the case.</p>

Innova’s CarScan model 31703 is compatible with OBD2 and OBD1 systems (also known as OBD-II and OBD-I), and also allows diagnostic operations for SRS and ABS.

Features and functions

Here’s a list of the features and functions of the Innova CarScan 31703:

 • Retrieve enhanced and transmission diagnostic codes in all OBD2 (1996 and later) and most popular OBD1 (1981 to 1995) vehicles.

 • Read and erase ABS and SRS coverage for most 1996 and later Chrysler, GM, Ford, Toyota and Honda vehicles.

 • 10 modes of OBD2 coverage including bi-directional EVAP.

 • Displays, records and plays-back OBD2 live data graphing.

 • Automatic refresh updates data every 30 seconds while connected to the vehicle (allowing an easy way to verify repair completion).

 • Unique/patented all-in-one backlit screen display and three-color LED display for quick state emissions readiness check.

 • Professional shop software to print and manage vehicle diagnostic reports.

 • Includes 15 inspection maintenance monitor coverage (to verify that repairs have been completed and that the vehicle has run through its complete drive cycle).

 • Shows generic (PO, P2, P3 and UO) manufacturer-specific (P1, P3 and U1), global, pending and permanent codes as well as the code which caused the freeze frame data to be set.

 • Displays freeze frame data that displays a multiple P.I.D. snapshot of vehicle condition when the code was set.

 • Fully Internet updateable and upgradeable for future year, make and model.

 • Memory/battery backup for off-car review and analysis.

 • Includes access to pro.innova.com RepairSolutions (trouble code definitions, full diagnostic report, probable causes, recall information, TSBs, most likely fix for DTCs and more.

 • Full one-year warranty.

 • Dedicated ASE bi-lingual toll-free technical support line (Mon.-Sat., 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., PST)

OBD1 coverage

• GM (1982 to 1993 and some 1994 to 1995 models).

• Ford/Lincoln/Mercury (1983 to 1995. models with EEC-IV systems).

• Toyota/Lexus (1991 to 1995).

• Honda (1991 to 1995).

• Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth (1984 to 1995)

• Jeep (1993 to 1995).

• Performs KOEO, KOER, timing check, cylinder balance test, output state test and wiggle test.

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