Professional Level Truck Diagnostic Scan Tool Comparison

Professional-Level-Truck-Diagnostic-Scan-Tool-Comparison

We often are asked the question on how the various “professional” Truck Scan Tool compare to each other. The tables and information below represent our opinion and our own data on the 4 major players in the heavy-duty truck diagnostic market.

Previously this made by Nexiq Technologies and sold as the IQ System. Nexiq was acquired by Snap On, and they sold the “blue” one under NEXIQ and the “red” one under Snap On. Their model is such that you purchase the “base” unit first, which includes the hardware and some generic software. This is priced generally around $2,500. You then must purchase the licenses for each OEM that you wish to receive dealer level functionality on. List price for purchasing all the modules with the hardware comes in at around $18,500, and updates run several thousands of dollars per year on top of that.

JPRO Professional

Created by Noregon, the JPRO software is a clean, easy to use diagnostic program that started added dealer level commands several years back. They mainly cover the common commands and parameter adjustments that are asked for, such as DPF regens and injector cut-out test. The entire list of commands can be found on our website, along with Noregons. This tool is typically a great fit for a shop or fleet that wants to do all the common commands and functionalities that are commonly used.

Bosch ESI 3824

In our opinion, this is not a good tool. Bosch doesn’t do the development of this tool, as they license it from another company. It is advertised as “dealer level” but is missing quite a few commands. Couple that with required annual fees, and additional pricing to obtain repair information, it really becomes a poor option in the marketplace. However, we still do sell it to customers that really want it.

TEXA IDC5

The software, IDC5, is made by TEXA. Currently this is our preferred solution for clients looking to get as close to OEM level as possible. It performs as close to dealer level, which also NOT having the required annual fees. The version of TEXA you receive from Diesel Laptops also includes wiring diagrams, repair information, labor time guide, parts cross reference, iOS and Android apps, and a ton more.

Engines

  Snap On Ultra Pro Link JPRO Bosch ESI 3824 TEXA
International Engines

2007-Current

Only covers 2007-2012 17 Commands 80% of Dealer Commands All Dealer Level Commands (50+)
International Engines

2006 & Older

No commands listed Read Only Bosch/Jal-Test All Dealer Level Commands (50+)
PACCAR MX Engines 22 Commands 4 Commands

(Does not cover EPA 2017 & Newer)

80% of Dealer Commands All Dealer Level Commands (75+) Except Parameter Changes on 2010-121
Mack Engines

2006 & Older

Read Only Read Only 80% of Dealer Commands All Dealer Level Commands (200+)
Mack Engines

2007-Current

26 Commands 13 Commands 80% of Dealer Commands All Dealer Level Commands (300+)
Detroit Diesel Engines

2007-Current

9 Commands

Also performs 30+ Parameter Changes

11 Commands

(Does not cover EPA 2017 & Newer)

80% of Dealer Commands All Dealer Level Commands (300+)

2016 Detroit Video

Changing Parameters Video

Detroit Diesel Engines

2006 & Older

21 Commands 1 Command 80% of Dealer Commands All Dealer Level Commands Except VPOD Install2
Cummins Engines

2007-Current

20 Commands

Click for DetailsVideo of Tool vs OEM Software (Doesn’t read all codes)

13 Commands

2014 Cummins ISX Video

80% of Dealer Commands All Dealer Level Commands & Parameters (150+)

2016 Cummins CM2350 Video

Cummins Engines

2006 & Older

Read Only 1 Command 80% of Dealer Commands All Dealer Level Commands & Parameters (50+)

2002 Cummins ISB Video

Isuzu Engines 16  Commands 2 Commands 80% of Dealer Commands All Dealer Level Commands & Parameters (100+)
Ford Engines 6 Commands 3 Commands Not Covered Dealer Level Commands

2012 Ford 6.7L Video

GM/Chevy 5 Commands 3 Commands Not Covered All Dealer Level Commands & Parameters
Sprinter No Coverage 12 Commands Not Covered All Dealer Level Commands & Parameters
Volvo Engines

2006 & Older

Read Only Read Only 80% of Dealer Commands All Dealer Level Commands & Parameters
Volvo Engines

2007-Current

26 Commands 13 Commands 80% of Dealer Commands All Dealer Level Commands

2010 Volvo VN

Hino Engines 2005 & Newer: 34 Commands

2004 & Older: Read Only

Read Only 80% of Dealer Commands All Dealer Level Commands

2014 Hino J08E

Mitsubishi FUSO Trucks No Coverage No Coverage 80% of Dealer Commands All Dealer Level Commands

2013 FUSO 4P10

CAT Engines

Pre-ACERT

47 Commands Read Only 80% of Dealer Commands All Dealer Level Commands

2001 Ford w/CAT

CAT Engines

ACERT

2003-2009

9 Commands Read Only 80% of Dealer Commands All Dealer Level Commands

2005 CAT C15

MBE 900 & 4000 Engines 3 Commands

Also performs 30+ Parameters Changes

Read Only 80% of Dealer Commands All Dealer Level Commands

2007 MBE4000

Dodge with Cummins Engines 3 Commands Read Only / Not Officially Supported Not Covered All Dealer Level Commands

2016 Dodge w/Cummins 6.7L Video

Transmissions

  Snap On Ultra Pro Link JPRO Bosch ESI Truck TEXA
Allison Dealer Level Read Only 80% of Dealer Commands Dealer Level
Eaton Website Doesn’t State – Read Only? Read Only 80% of Dealer Commands Dealer Level
Volvo IShift No Coverage Read Only 80% of Dealer Commands Dealer Level
Mack mDrive No Coverage Read Only 80% of Dealer Commands Dealer Level

ABS

  Snap On Ultra Pro Link JPRO Bosch ESI Truck TEXA
WABCO Dealer Level (40+ Commands) 3 Commands Dealer Level Commands

 

Dealer Level Commands
2007 WABCO ABS
Bendix Dealer Level (19 Commands) 3 Commands Dealer Level Commands

 

Dealer Level Commands
2009 Bendix EBS
Haldex (Trailer) Coverage Unknown. Ready Only? Read Only Unknown Dealer Level Commands

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