Equus 3145 Ford Digital Code Reader

Equus 3145 Ford Digital Code Reader

Equus 3145 Ford Digital Code Reader Features

What you can get from Equus 3145 Ford Digital Code Reader:
  • Easy-to-view digital display shows numeric trouble codes and eliminates the need to count flashes
  • Compatible only with MCU and the EEC-IV computer control systems
  • Accesses the on-board computer to read engine codes and perform self test functions memory
  • Stores codes even when the reader is unplugged
  • Instructions on OBD I operation and all Ford self tests

Equus 3145 Ford Digital Code Reader Specifications
Product Information
Manufacturer Part Number3145
Sizing and Specifications
Item Weight1.2 Pounds
Height6.25 inches
Length10 inches
Width2.10 inches

Equus 3145 Ford Digital Code Reader Description

This digital code reader is a diagnostic tool that is specially designed to work with your vehicle's test connector to communicate with MCU and EEC-IV computers. It uses electronics designed to retrieve engine and transmission diagnostic trouble codes from the vehicle's computer but does not generate codes. The code reader serves as a key that links to and opens communication with the vehicle's computer to prompt the computer to perform self tests and to receive test results or retrieve codes.

Equus 3145 Ford Digital Code Reader

By: Dennis C. Vosper
I had multiple mysterious conditions accompanying my "Check Engine" light. The dealer wanted $100 just to read my codes! I thought I could find a reader at least for the same price and found most readers that would read OBD1 codes were over $150.00 until I found this Ford specific OBD1 reader at a fraction of the cost the dealer was going to charge me. My 1st thought was Equus 3145 Ford Digital Code Reader ould'nt be a quality device for $25.00. I read up on the product, trusted the reviewers here on Amazon and gave it a go. I found 5 codes and was able to do several other self diagnosing tests and am 100% satisfied with this product. Highly recommended! Equus 3145 Ford Digital Code Reader is rare to get more than you pay for... but this is indeed one of those times. Thanks Amazon for listing great product. Dennis - Oceanside, CA

By Jeremy Shaqer
I own an '86 mustang with a 5.0 and it just wouldn't start and run. So being a decent mechanic myself, I began testing everything I knew how too. But everything was checking out just fine. So I started doing some research on reading codes from the computer, and found Equus 3145 Ford Digital Code Reader for an incredibly reasonable price. I was able to find one at the local Oreilly's. Picked it up and in a matter of ten minutes of using it, I found my problem, a bad MAP sensor. Very good buy!!!

By Jose I. Salazar
Great product and worked very well. I got the recommendation from the web site doing a research to find out why my Explorer have the check engine light on. I could have taken the car to be diagnostic to a dealer or at any other shop and pay $100.00 and then pay the repair, which probably wold cost me $200 or more. Instead I got this little device, and it told me that I need to check the Oxy Sensor and some vacuum hoses as well as the PCV valve. I estimate $100 parts and 1 hr to do it...The company who sold me the device was fast and the device arrived promptly based on their estimated delivery. Equus 3145 Ford Digital Code Reader best..

Bully CR-017F Oval Blue LED Hitch Brake Light

Bully CR-017F Oval Blue LED Hitch Brake Light

Bully CR-017F Features

  • Designed to provide excellent lighting facility
  • Features LED bulb
  • Fits standard 2 inch hitches
  • Adds style to the vehicle
  • Easy to install

Bully CR-017F Oval Blue LED Hitch Brake Light Specifications
Product Information
Manufacturer Part NumberCR017F
Sizing and Specifications
Item Weight16 Ounces
Height5.60 inches
Length3.25 inches
Width7.20 inches
Bully CR-017F Oval Blue LED Hitch Brake Light Reviews

After only a month of having this Bully CR-017F Oval Blue LED Hitch Brake Light installed, I've gotten at least 10 comments on it from people. The Ford oval lights up with a pleasant Ford blue when the headlights are on and a bright, brilliant red when you step on the brakes! Bully CR-017F Oval Blue LED Hitch Brake Light looks great and is a great addition to your Ford truck! Some simple assembly is required before you can install Bully CR-017F Oval Blue LED Hitch Brake Light  but it's only 4 screws that secure the body to the light...a couple of minutes is all it takes and it's ready to go right into the receiver hitch.

I'd buy another one and would recommend Bully CR-017F Oval Blue LED Hitch Brake Light to my friends!

The Bully CR-017F Oval Blue LED Hitch Brake Light I purchased was exactly what I wanted and the person who received it was very please...I did think the postage was higher than it should have been!

Bully CR-017F Oval Blue LED Hitch Brake Light is great.


Car Alarm Systems Guide

In the United States alone, a car is either stolen or broken into every 20 seconds. It is therefore not surprising that car alarm system manufacturers are constantly finding ways to improve the theft deterrence abilities of their products. But while it’s amazing how car alarm systems have evolved form their simplest beginnings, it’s even more amazing how car thieves still manage to get around them. Are car alarm systems really too simple to provide any protection?

Basic car alarm systems work by using simple circuitry technology – if someone forces the car door open, the circuit is closed and a siren sounds off. More sophisticated car alarms have added more sensors to capture every possible threat by being more sensitive to light vibrations or pressures.  Shock sensors cause the alarm to go off when someone or something hits or moves the vehicle. The alarm will go off in patterns dependent on how strong the shock is – the sounds go anywhere from a short beeping sound to a very loud, nonstop alarm. Because shock sensors are very sensitive to any movement in and around the car, it often goes off accidentally; when someone leans on your car while waiting for a cab, for example, or when a huge truck passes by and causes the ground on which your car is parked to vibrate.

Whether they effectively deter thieves or not is subject to debate. Some experts say that shock sensors make car alarms go off unduly, and that this has caused people to become immune to them. Studies show that car alarm sounds have become so ordinary that almost nobody notices them anymore.

Manufacturers of car alarm systems are going full speed on their development of new and more innovative alarms that are more proactive. These alarms have the power to stop a stolen vehicle or send signals by themselves so that the owner and the police can track its location.

What do you do when an accident?

Accidents could happen anytime. In fact, even if you are the careful driver or even if you are the reckless driver, you could actually meet accidents on the road. Sometimes, it even happens right on your street just as you are pulling away from your garage.

What do you do when you get involved and be part of a traffic accident?

According to the Consumer Protection Association of America, they are continually developing a list of suggestions to help drivers anticipate what they actually need to know when they have to deal with a traffic accident. This organization is also continuously increasing public awareness on traffic safety. The president of the association, Dr. Ray Bruce, state, “These tips (on dealing with accidents) can make a big difference in everything from protecting yourself and your passengers to ensuring that you won’t be without a car while yours is in the shop.”

Always have an emergency kit in your glove compartment. This should include a cellular phone, a pen, a paper, and a disposable camera. These would be to take important information about the scene. There should also be a card carrying information about your medical allergies or conditions that may require special attention. In the trunk, there should also be cones, warning triangles and emergency flares.

If you are involved in minor accidents and there are no serious injuries, move your cars to the side. Do not stay on the road and bother oncoming traffic. If you do such a thing, chances are that there might be more traffic accidents headed your way because of your vehicles obstructing the road. On the other hand, if the car cannot be moved, make sure that you warn other motorists by setting out your hazard lights, cones, flares, or warning triangles.

Exchange information with the other parties involved. Exchange names, addresses, phone numbers, insurance companies, policy numbers, drivers license numbers, and license plate numbers. Also, take down the description of each car, the year, make, model, and color. The location of the collision and how it happened should also be recorded.Don't panic if an accident happens, there is always a way to solve.


5 Tips for a Clean Garage Workshop

You park your car in the driveway and you still have to work on your projects in the back yard. If you don't use your garage for its designed purpose, why not turn it into a tidy workshop? Here are five steps to turn your garage in a perfect small home workshop:

1)  Create your own workbench from an old door, some sawhorses or scrap wood.

2)  Mount a pegboard on the wall to store your tools. It would be a great idea to mount it above your workbench. Strategically place pegs according to the type of tools you will be placing on the board.  After hanging your tools, trace around them with a marker so you will know where each one goes.

3)  Use old jars for holding nails, nuts, bolts and screws.

4)  Make a storage box  for the rags because they tend to accumulate in the working area.

5)  Use a small tackle box for transporting items such as screws and nails as you move around the shop.

3 American Performance Cars

Bear with me as I step back in time to formulate what I believe are three terrific American built performance cars: the Ford Mustang, the Dodge Challenger, and the Chevrolet Camaro. Currently, only the Mustang is in production with the Challenger coming back by 2009. GM hasn’t committed to building the Camaro just yet, but the company is likely to make a decision in favor of the car and its sibling, the Pontiac Firebird, by this summer. So, what is it about American performance cars that set them apart from the rest? In one word: muscle. Read on as I compare and contrast these three vehicles and share with you my feeble attempts to explain the culture behind the cars.

So, you think I forgot the Chevy Corvette and Dodge Viper when talking about performance cars? No, I did not. Both models are performance cars as well as race cars. On the other hand the Mustang, Challenger, and Camaro are mass produced performance cars with muscle. There is a difference in the way a typical race car handles, rides, and performs vs. a muscle car.

Typically, a muscle car was a coupe version of some of the larger cars that were pervasive on U.S. highways in the 1960s and 1970s. The Mustang and Camaro, however, were designed separately [although they both heavily borrowed parts from other models] and these “pony” cars were a category all to themselves. For comparison’s sake, they join the Dodge Challenger, a performance version of Mopar cars of its time. All three were compared by critics of that time and all three will once again be compared in a few years when production has been ramped up.

Ford Mustang
Step back in time with me to April 1964 to an era when America was heavily involved in the space race, Lyndon Johnson was president, and General Motors ruled autodom. Ford, for its part, had been nipping at GM’s heels for years, but the failed Edsels of the late 1950s had cost the company dearly. Still, it was the time of the New York World’s Fair and Ford used the fair and television technology to promote its newest offering, the Mustang. A 2+2 coupe borrowing parts from the Fairlane and Falcon, the 1964 ½ model was the first one sold and is widely credited with being the best introduction of a new vehicle ever. With a V6 engine standard and V8 optional, the all new Mustang quickly broke sales records and has been a hot seller ever since. Indeed, with the introduction of the “retro” look Mustang in 2005, the car once again has spawned interest in the muscle car segment as both DaimlerChrysler and General Motors craft competing models of their own.

Dodge Challenger
After the success of earlier muscle cars including the Dodge Charger and Plymouth ‘Cuda, the Dodge Challenger was launched as a 1970 model. The car borrowed heavily from the ‘Cuda although the sheet metal was somewhat different and the wheelbase was stretched by a couple of inches. Because the muscle car era was in decline at the time of its introduction, the Challenger lasted only five model years before it was cancelled. The concept Challenger currently on display at many auto shows is based on the 1970 design and is the talk of message boards and blogs across the nation. Look for Hemi powered engines as being favored by many owners; the car is likely to share some technology with the current Magnum wagon and Charger sedan.

Chevrolet Camaro
GM was asleep at the wheel when the Mustang came out. It took nearly three years before the company could respond and when it did the Camaro and Pontiac Firebird were the result. Although both cars sold well over the years, neither one could match the Mustang’s sales levels and by the time the last cars were sold in 2002, production dropped to a trickle. Still, the end of the Camaro after 35 years has stirred renewed interest in the name and thanks to the retro Mustang, the entire muscle car category is growing once again. Look for a 2010 Camaro to be the first Camaro since 2002; a ragtop version is also being considered.

So, just who can be expected to purchase a muscle car these days? People just like me: middle aged men who grew up with the original models. In addition, a whole new generation of younger drivers tired of the “me too” look of so many of the compact cars out there. Muscle cars of today are so much different from earlier era cars as they incorporate the look of the originals while harnessing today’s technology. Thus, fuel savings will be decent without sacrificing performance: a true win-win situation.

No, I cannot wait to see a Mustang, Challenger, and Camaro lined up at a traffic light waiting for the light to turn green. A new muscle car era is upon us and for that I am very excited.

4 Ways To Increase Automotive Performance

In these days of high gasoline prices, it may seem ridiculous to consider ways to increase your car's performance as they are almost always associated with increased fuel consumption. However, there are four ways to increase performance that do not have to negatively impact your gas mileage. Let's take a closer look at each one.

1. Reusable Air Filters.
Landfills are stuffed with items we use once and then throw out. Auto air filters are one such item and through the life of a car you can go through 6-12 of them with no problem. For approximately three times the price, washable and reusable air filters are a great alternative. When you purchase one it likely will be the last air filter your car will ever need. Reusable air filters enable you to gain slight increases in horsepower and acceleration as well as to impact the environment in a positive way.

2. Performance Chips.
All new cars are operated by a computer chip that tells how much torque and horsepower can be displaced. Performance chips or recalibrations of your current chip can produce significant increases in horsepower and torque for your vehicle.

3. Performance Exhaust Systems.
Cat-back or "catalyst-back exhaust systems" are a great way to free up trapped torque and to unleash horsepower. Keeping all the important emissions parts in place, a  cat-back system incorporates large width exhaust pipes and low restriction performance mufflers into your car thereby lowering exhaust back pressure. A side benefit is the really awesome sound emitting from the exhaust system.

4. Cold Air Intake.
A cold air intake is an <u>under the hood mod</u> that helps to reduce the temperature of the air entering the car for the sole purpose of increasing the power of the engine. Side benefits include enhancements to the appearance of the engine bay as this part can be attractive and colorful; the sound the unit makes is also appealing.

Costs for each of these performance enhancements can vary greatly. Shopping online with a trusted wholesaler is one of the best ways to find top quality parts at the lowest possible prices. By doing the work yourself, you can save a bundle and enjoy the fruits of your labor in no time.


Toyota Tacoma Best Compact Pickup Truck

Toyota Tacoma 2012 cars

Toyota Tacoma exterior and interior a redesigned including the latest models. Toyota Tacoma makes the best compact pickup truck in the U.S. market. Changes made to a new face, new comfort, but also still has the function infotainment usability and performance. Toyota Tacoma is available in many models, in a choice of four-cylinder and V6 and 2WD and 4WD drive trains.

Premium infotainment system plays through GreenEdge JBL ® audio system with seven speakers. The DoubleCab V6 models offer more advanced audio display system with today's most in-demand connectivity features. GreenEdge technology helps reduce fuel consumption by reducing the electrical power requirements on the vehicle. Toyota Entune system is a collection of popular mobile applications and data services, with three years of free access. Toyota has enhanced audio options for some models of Tacoma 2012. Access Cab models offer a newly available six-speaker system with unit AM / FM / Satellite Radio-capable head with single-disc CD player.

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In 2012 Tacoma interior also gets a new look with high contrast black center console, switch plate covers, dashboard and door trim upper, while the SR5 grade has a new fabric seats design. By using their truck owners to work hard and play hard, Toyota Tacoma offers a new heavy-duty all-weather floor in Tacoma 2012 Access and Double Cab models, while the more specialized and Sport TRD Off-Road models offering new water-resistant seat fabric protection. TRD Sport Package adds side mirrors with turn-signal lamps for 2012, and available 18-inch chrome wheels.

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Tacoma X-Runner performance truck, which is unique in the compact truck category, goes back to 2012 and features a 4.0-liter V6 engine with a specially tuned chassis. Featuring a six-speed manual transmission, the X-Runner can accelerate from 0-to-60 mph in less than seven seconds. Just as impressive, Toyota Tacoma X-Runner can achieve lateral acceleration of more than 0.9-g - comparable with many performance cars. Access Cab X-Runner design that incorporates a full body kit a hood scoop and integrated fog lamps. Color-typed monochromatic exterior comes in three colors - Barcelona Red, Black Sand Pearl and Nautica Blue metallic, new for 2012.

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To take a higher performance, TRD offers a 4.0-liter V6 supercharger kit capable of producing 304 horsepower and 334 lbs.-ft. torque is also available for other Tacoma V6 models). The design uses Eaton Roots-type rotating components in a one-piece casting plenum / manifold supercharger. Supercharger is fully guaranteed for five years or 60,000 miles or the rest of the power train warranty at the time of installation when installed by a Toyota dealer.

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Tacoma was named "Most Dependable Pickup Medium" in the JD Power & Associates 2011 Vehicle Dependability Study, and Intellichoice refer to it as "2011 Best Overall Value" in the compact pickup segment. Toyota Tacoma has been repeatedly recognized for outstanding value and reliability.

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2012 Nissan Maxima brand new design

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Nissan The united states, Inc. (NNA) introduced U.S. prices for that 2012 Nissan Maxima, that is for sale from Nissan sellers countrywide. Maxima is actually once again provided within 2 well-equipped versions -- Maxima 3. 5 Utes as well as Maxima 3. 5 SV, every having a regular 290-horsepower 3. 5-liter V6 motor as well as Xtronic CVT® tranny -- with absolutely no cost improve in spite of numerous substantial improvements for that brand new design 12 months.

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With regard to 2012, Nissan Maxima gets the rejuvenated outside -- having a brand new entrance grille style, brand new back mixture lighting, as well as brand new 18-inch as well as 19-inch aluminum-alloy tires. Within, the actual spacious Nissan Maxima interior's improvements incorporate a brand new meter bunch lighting colour (whitened), brand new Darkish Piano-hairline cut, a brand new Ocean Cherry wooden sculpt cut, a brand new metallic-finish cut, along with a brand new Coffee shop Latte inside colour. Gleam brand new sound section show as well as brand new audio/HVAC button style. Additionally, 2 brand new outside colours can be found: Espresso Steel as well as Darkish Standing.

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Another large information for that 2012 Maxima may be the add-on of the unique Restricted Release Bundle for that 3. 5 Utes design, that functions smoked cigarettes look headlights, Higher Strength Release (CONCEALED) Xenon headlights, the compass within the rearview reflection, 18-inch aluminum-alloy Darkish Hyper Metallic complete tires, the back spoiler, darkish silk stainless entrance grille, haze lighting, outdoors decorative mirrors along with incorporated change indicators as well as steel cut. The actual Restricted Release Bundle offers superb worth from a good MSRP associated with $710 UNITED STATES DOLLAR.

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Concerning the 2012 Nissan Maxima
The actual flagship Nissan Maxima is constantly on the arranged the actual club with regard to Nissan sedans, mixing discovery sports activities four door design, the driver-oriented cockpit, sufficient comfort and ease as well as luxurious with regard to people as well as a professional drivetrain moored through Nissan's renowned VQ-series V6 motor.

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Together with it's rejuvenated outside -- having a brand new entrance grille style, brand new back mixture lighting, as well as brand new 18-inch as well as 19-inch aluminum-alloy tires -- improvements with regard to 2012 incorporate a brand new meter bunch lighting colour, brand new obtainable cut choices, a brand new Coffee shop Latte inside colour, as well as 2 brand new outside colours. A unique Restricted Release Bundle along with distinctive gear can also be put into the number associated with obtainable deals which includes reasonably limited Bundle, Activity Bundle as well as Technology Bundle.

Nissan Maxima specs

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The actual 2012 Maxima emerges within 2 well-equipped versions -- Maxima 3. 5 Utes as well as Maxima 3. 5 SV, every having a regular 290-horsepower 3. 5-liter DOHC 24-valve VQ-series V6 motor as well as Xtronic CVT® along with guide as well as "Ds" (generate activity) settings as well as obtainable exercise shifters. Nissan Maxima's sporty interior planning brings together the driver-oriented cockpit along with sufficient comfort and ease as well as luxurious with regard to people. The actual wide selection associated with obtainable technologies features a high quality Bose® sound system, RearView Keep track of as well as Nissan Hard disk Routing program along with XM NavTraffic Real-Time Visitors Info as well as XM NavWeather™ (XM membership needed, offered individually).

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