Thursday, 28 June 2012

Autel MaxiScan MS509 Code Reader

Autel MaxiScan MS509 Code Reader
A good price and works better than others tried. I had to think a little but was able to update over the internet.

Autel MaxiScan MS509 save hundred of $.
I had the service alarm that turn on on my car. I went to the garage, the guy plug is scanner, told me that it' a common and no problem error. He reseted the code, and ask me $70 for this 2 minutes work. After less than 10 days the service led turn on again. I looked on Amazon and found the autel MaxiScan for $70. Since I have used it 5 or 6 times on my car and on my friend', so I have saved at least $350.  

Monday, 25 June 2012

Autel MaxiScan MS509 Works Great.

Autel MaxiScan MS509 Works Great.
This product has worked great. I have had it for two weeks now and all of the functions on this OBDII tool still work. I was able to use to on an older BMW (02) that had a service engine soon light on. With the MS509 I was able to read the code and veiw "live data" readings which are fairly accurate considering the cars computer and this scanner may work at a different speed/refresh rate. Screens easy to read and simple with an ? button.

All in all, worth the $70 for the DIY Mech IMO.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Autel MS509 Everyone should have one.

Autel MS509 Everyone should have one.
This Item has saved me a lot of money just in one use. I was told the fix for my van was $900 but the scanner showed me if was a $10 part and I fixed it myself. Thank you!

Autel MS509 VERY GOOD.
So far it's done everything you would want, I'm not a mechanic, this product is very easy to use. have hooked it up to both of my vehicles, and cleared codes. A very good tool to have. have fixed a couple problems without taking cars to a shop. Has already paid for itself. good investment, it will give you a little peace if check engine lights bother you 

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Autel MaxiScan MS509 Great product.

Autel MaxiScan MS509 Great product.
Had a check engine light come on with my 08 Aveo. Usually its the gas cap not sealing proberly, but the light would go out and them come back. The Autel MS509 told me what the error was in just a few seconds. Throttle positioning sensor voltage was not correct. I cleared the code and everything is fine. For the price I paid for this tool, it paid for itself the first time I used it. I would recomend this for anyone who needs a good code readeer without ABS functions. This was the best value for the money I found.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Autel MaxiScan MS509 SCAN TOOL

Autel MaxiScan MS509 
I was looking for a good OBD II code scanner that will do diagnostics and histograms. After researching this scanner looked like it would fill my needs. Ordering was easy and the scanner arrived within a week. The contents are comprised of the scanner, a CD, manual, and cables. The manual is straight-forward and easy to understand. Th scanner retrieves diagnostic codes quickly and erases them was well.

This is a good tool for any do-it-yourself-er to have in their tool kit.

Autel MaxiScan MS509 So far, so good.
I bought this code reader as i have very little spare cash. I have a 2002 Peugeot 307 petrol. The 'check engine' light has been on for years and it quickly gave me the fault code and reason. 'Vehicle speed sensor', what ever that is... It deleted the fault and turned off the check engine light. In the live view its telling me im only getting TP 85% (throttle position) This could explain why its sooooo slooooow on hills and i'm now getting that looked at.
So for the money its all good. It tells me alot of things 'unable to find link' but whatever they are there not important. So far so good. :) 

Autel MaxiScan MS509 SCAN TOOL.
This specific scantool offers great features for the price. My specific tool was flashed very recently before it was shipped so no need to update right off. Reads and clears codes, freeze frame (computer info at code fault) and live data as well. If replacing battery make sure to use good quality alkaline battery only. No ABS coverage but for the price, great tool.

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Autel MaxiScan MS509 GREAT TOOL!

Autel MaxiScan MS509 GREAT
This engine code scanner works perfectly. This is actually the second one my family has purchased because it was that good. I had my parents get one for my husband a few years ago, and then this one was a gift for my father who wanted one too, lol. It will tell you exactly what is wrong with your car if the check engine light is on. The digital display is easy to read and very bright. It also does more than just read the codes; like it has internal memory so it saves your vehicles information no matter many how many times you read it. Would recommend to anyone. Great for the price too! 

Autel MaxiScan MS509 Works good for the price
Works as advertised. For around $100 this scanner is great! I have used it to read codes on several different vehicles. The graph function is what I enjoyed most. Downloading the info. to my PC was a little tricky at first, but once I figured out how to do it. No problem. 

Autel MS509 Good Scanner
Seems to be a good scanner so far, I've had mine now about a month and have not had any issues with it. Works great, fairly quick linking to vehicles and seems rugged enough.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Autel MaxiScan MS509 Review

Autel MaxiScan MS509 Best handheld I've seen
I have been pleasantly surprised with this tool. I have used the $1000 scanners and didn't get as much data from them. If this lasts as long as it's expensive counterparts, every diagnostic/drivability mechanic in the country should have one.

Autel MaxiScan MS509 good scanner
i have ford 2007 cr. victoria and 2006 bmw x5
this scanner help me find cods and
fix my car.i save a lote of money.

Autel MaxiScan MS509  Works Great Initial Thoughts. Very Promising!
I am reviewing the Autel MaxiScan MS509. I had done a considerable amount of research on ODB-II scan tools. The big consideration was do I look simply for a code reader and reset device OR do I look for a real-time diagnostic tool. I had no less than six different models from various manufacturers on my "short" list. Previously in the automotive repair industry I was familiar with the protocols with OBD scan tool devices. I spent time reading Amazon reviews, OBD forum sites, youtube etc. [I went through a lot of Visine from staring at the PC monitor for extended periods!]. I went with this model largely on credible reviews, features and price. Amazon's price is respectable but if you dig into the issue you will be able to find one thru an importer. I got mine direct from where they are made overseas [$60].
I just received it and these are my initial impressions: Good heft and build quality, feels like a real "professional" grade tool, came with all the accessories you should need except 9V battery. I hooked it up to my wife's '99 Jeep GC which is supported by SAE J1850 protocol and was able to quickly navigate the tool set up and DTC scan/test options. The live data stream mapping is a great feature. I will be trying it out on my '09 Dodge Ram which is CAN supported and should get even more information from that protocol. This spring/summer I plan on scanning as many of my friends and neighbors cars that I can to get proficient with it. I will make occasional updates as I work with this tool. I know some folks have had issue with specific scan tools, the only bad thing about reading too many reviews is that after awhile one goes into "information overload" and you have a hard time making a decision. So far I think this is a solid choice, I'm not saying there are not better choices so don't get all wound up if you disagree with me. Tech. has come a long way from 10 years ago which was the last time I used a shop-owned scanner that my employeer paid $4500. for! It was a Snap-Off brand and at the time thats what they were all going for, all the updates were with plug in modules [$100 plus each!] that you had to buy from the traveling tool rep. Now updates are via the internet and usually free or low cost. That eliminates the middle-man and his mark up but it reduces good customer service since you are dealing with a corporation five states away that does not give a rat's A@@ about you [usually]. I can't speak to Autel's customer service yet, but I did send them an email yesterday requesting information on the latest firmware updates available....we will see what the outcome is. If anyone wants any other [specific] information I will do my best to answer.

Autel MS509 Best Price
I am a retired automotive tech and shop owner, as well as a 35 year FAA Aircraft Airframe and Powerplant mechanic (as well as FAA Maintenance Inspector), so I pretty much know which end of a wrench to grab, and have seen a lot of technology.

I needed a graphing scanner to find a problem that freeze-frame data just wasn't picking up, so despite having several other scan-tools, I decided to try an Autel MS-509.

I must say that I am AMAZED! This thing has exceeded my wildest expectations in spades!

I have a 2001 Volvo that was suffering from severe surge and hesitation, and NOTHING would pin down the problem, including the dealership's many-thousand-dollar VIDA computer system. Volvo recommended replacing the coil packs, the plugs, and the MAF sensor just to narrow down the usual suspects. Not cheap!

Hooking up the MS-509 and using the super-simple menu (very intuitive vs. other units that I must have the manual open to use), I was able to graphically depict ALL relevant parameters (PINS) and by observing them live while driving the vehicle, the cause was immediately obvious.

Needless to say, I now consider my other scanners and code-readers surplus (including two that cost considerably more, and the other that cost a multiple of the Autel unit).

I sat in total amazement holding this unit in my hand using its ability to live-chart virtually any functions I wished (among them MAF, Throttle Position, Ignition Advance, O2 Sensor Readings, RPM, and MORE).

Simply the MOST analyzer/scanner I think you can buy for (double or triple?) the price!

Autel MS509 Very useful tool.
I use it about once per month. We have a Jeep, Ford pickup and a motorhome. User interface is kind of arcane and difficult to use, that would be my only problem with this unit.