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ANCEL FX2000 Transmission Automotive Code Reader User Manual

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ANCEL FX2000 Transmission Automotive Code Reader


With the powerful automotive code reader ANCEL FX2000, which focuses on transmission systems, you may delve deeply into car diagnostics. This tool provides thorough information to assist in maintaining and diagnosing the transmission health of your car, making it perfect for both pros and do-it-yourselfers.

Overview of ANCEL FX2000

The FX2000 is specially developed by ANCEL, which supports all 10 modes of the OBD II test for a complete diagnosis. Featuring the 3.5” TFT colour display, it enables users to read/clear DTCs, record, save and playback data in the live graphic display. The FX2000 Series are also very easy to use. With built-in help menus and code definitions, diagnosing and repairing that dreaded Check Engine Light is now easier than ever!
Moreover, FX2000 also feature the following bi-directional “special tests”: EVAP, O2 Sensor, I/M Readiness, MIL Status, VIN Info, and On-board monitor testing. It can be connected to a PC through the USB cable for an upgrade to keep updated with the latest software version.
Notice: FX2000 may automatically reset while being disturbed by strong static electricity. THIS IS A NORMAL REACTION.

On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) II
The first generation of On-Board Diagnostics (OBD I) was developed by the California Air Resources Board (ARB) and implemented in 1988 to monitor some of the emission control components on vehicles. As technology evolved and the desire to improve the On-Board Diagnostic system increased, a new generation of On-Board Diagnostic systems was developed. This second generation of On-Board Diagnostic regulations is called “OBD II”.

Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs)
OBD II Diagnostic Trouble Codes are codes that are stored by the onboard computer diagnostic system in response to a problem found in the vehicle. These codes identify a particular problem area and are intended to provide you with a guide as to where a fault might be occurring within a vehicle. OBD II Diagnostic Trouble Codes consist of a five-digit alphanumeric code. The first character, a letter, identifies which control system sets the code. The second character, a number, 0-3; the other three characters, a hex character, 0-9 or A provide additional information on where the DTC originated and the operating conditions that caused it to set.

Location of the Data Link Connector (DLC)
The DLC (Data Link Connector or Diagnostic Link Connector) is typically a 16-pin connector where diagnostic code readers interface with the vehicle’s onboard computer. The DLC is usually located 12 inches from the centre of the instrument panel (dash), under or around the driver’s side for most vehicles. If the Data Link Connector is not located under the dashboard, a label should be there telling the location. For some Asian and European vehicles, the DLC is located behind the ashtray and the ashtray must be removed to access the connector. If the DLC cannot be found, refer to the vehicle’s service manual for the location.

OBD II Readiness Monitors
An important part of a vehicle’s OBD II system is the Readiness Monitors, which are indicators used to find out if all of the emissions components have been evaluated by the OBD II system. They are running periodic tests on specific systems and components to ensure that they are performing within allowable limits.

Currently, there are eleven OBD II Readiness Monitors (or I/M Monitors) defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Not all monitors are supported in every vehicle and the exact number of monitors in any vehicle depends on the motor vehicle manufacturer’s emissions control strategy.

OBD II Monitor Readiness Status

OBD II systems must indicate whether or not the vehicle’s PCM monitor system has completed testing on each component. Components that have been tested will be reported as “Ready”, or “Complete”, meaning they have been tested by the OBD II system. The purpose of recording readiness status is to allow inspectors to determine if the vehicle’s OBD II system has tested all the components and/or systems.

The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) sets a monitor to “Ready” or “Complete” after an appropriate drive cycle has been performed. The drive cycle that enables a monitor and sets readiness codes to “Ready” varies for each individual monitor. Once a monitor is set as “Ready” or “Complete”, it will remain in this state. A number of factors, including erasing Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) with a code reader or a disconnected battery, can result in Readiness Monitors being set to “Not Ready”. Since the three continuous monitors are constantly evaluating, they will be reported as “Ready” all of the time. If testing of a particular supported non-continuous monitor has not been completed, the monitor status will be reported as “Not Complete” or “Not Ready.”

OBD II Definitions

Powertrain Control Module (PCM) — OBD II terminology for the onboard computer that controls the engine and drive train.

Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) — Malfunction Indicator Light (Service Engine Soon, Check Engine) is a term used for the light on the instrument panel. It is to alert the driver and/or the repair technician that there is a problem with one or more of the vehicle’s systems and may cause emissions to exceed federal standards. If the MIL illuminates with a steady light, it indicates that a problem has been detected and the vehicle should be serviced as soon as possible. Under certain conditions, the dashboard light will blink or flash. This indicates a severe problem and flashing is intended to discourage vehicle operation. The vehicle onboard diagnostic system cannot turn the MIL off until the necessary repairs are completed or the condition no longer exists.

FAQs About ANCEL FX2000

What is the ANCEL FX2000, and who is it for?

The FX2000 is a versatile code reader designed for DIYers and mechanics needing advanced diagnostics at an affordable price.

Does the ANCEL FX2000 support all vehicle types?

It supports most OBD2-compliant vehicles, providing coverage for various makes and models.

What diagnostic functions does the FX2000 offer?

It offers transmission and engine diagnostics, ABS/SRS testing, live data streaming, and more.

Is the FX2000 beginner-friendly?

Yes, with its intuitive interface, it’s perfect for both beginners and experienced technicians.

Does the ANCEL FX2000 provide software updates?

Yes, free lifetime software updates keep the device current with new models and features.

Can I print diagnostic reports from the FX2000?

Yes, you can print reports via PC for record-keeping or to share with customers.

Does it offer real-time data?

The FX2000 provides real-time data and graphing for accurate diagnosis and monitoring.

How portable is the ANCEL FX2000?

Its lightweight, ergonomic design makes it easily portable for on-the-go diagnostics.

How does it improve the repair process?

The FX2000 speeds up the troubleshooting process with comprehensive and accurate diagnostics.

What is the warranty for the ANCEL FX2000?

It comes with a one-year warranty, ensuring peace of mind with your purchase.

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