John Deere Diagnostic Options

John Deere Diagnostics

John Deere has recently been in the news because of their strict opposition to allowing farmers, equipment owners, and repair shops access to the information they need to repair and maintain their vehicles. If you read the main stream news, you would be left to believe that John Deere diagnostic with a computer is impossible. Well, we are here to help dispel that myth and give some more exposure to some tools that actually do perform diagnostics on John Deere. There are actually several solutions in the market, some of which we will cover in this post.

John Deere EDL and Service Advisor

The very best solution in the market is what the dealers use. John Deere dealers use a combination of PC-based computer with two critical components – John Deere Service Advisor software and the John Deere EDL v2 Adapter. The EDL v2 adapter looks like the picture shown below. It comes with a hard carry case, the adapter itself, a 9-pin connector, and the USB cable. This tool is available for purchase from our website as well.

The John Deere EDL Adapter also has a variety of “extra” cables you can purchase, almost all of which are for some of the much older equipment. You can see all of the available cables on our website.

The problem comes into the other side of the equation — The diagnostic software. The Heavy Duty Scan Tool John Deere dealers refuse to sell this software to anyone. This includes owners of the equipment, repair shops, or anyone else for the matter. The reason for this is simple: Dealers don’t want anyone besides themselves to perform John Deere diagnostic tests and commands, since it would in sense be money leaving their own pockets. If there is no one else that has the software solutions to perform the advanced diagnostics, the customer has to go to them. However, we were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to get our hands on this software, so here are some screen shots showing what this software looks like.
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Unfortunately, as stated previously, this software isn’t available to purchase. This leads a lot of customers to seek alternative means through bootleg, pirated copies of the software from China or other black market sources. For most customers, this isn’t an option and it leads us to our next solutions

PF-Diagnose by Pocketfleet

PF-Diagnose is an universal “read everything” program, and works very well with John Deere. With this software, you would be able to read all the diagnostic trouble codes, view all the live sensor, and clear codes. Unfortunately, this tool is “read only”, so you won’t be able to perform diagnostic tests or advanced functions. However, for a lot of customer, this is a good option and gets them more then they could do before. This tool also has a low entry point, and is available for immediate download.

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TEXA Diagnostic Tool: Off Highway Edition

TEXA is a company in Italy that has been around for more then 3 decades providing advanced diesel diagnostic solutions, including John Deere diagnostic software. TEXA is the only one that gets anywhere close to the ability of the John Deere Service Advisor software. TEXA has coverage on all John Deere market segments, including Agriculture, Construction, and stand-alone engines sold in generators, air compressors, and other equipment.

With TEXA Off Highway Edition, you can not only view live data, view/clear codes, but also perform John Deere diagnostic commands on the engine. Some of these commands include:

Cable Diagnostic Mode
Communication Error Test
Cylinder Compression Test
Cylinder Cut-Off Test
EGR Valve Cleaning
Enable low pressure fuel pump
Engine load profile
Clear codes
Exhaust temperature management test
Fuel dosing pump diagnostic test
Misfire
Air throttle actuator learned value reset
Clear after treatment latched error codes
DOC calibration
Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) calibration
Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) service regeneration
EGR valve calibration
Engine hourmeter
Injector Programming
Reprogramming VGT learning values
… and many more!

The TEXA system can also handle John Deere diagnostics on other sub-systems such as Chassis Management, Instrument Panel, Rear Hydraulic Lift, Transmission, and other systems. Here is a detailed video that gives a walk-through on a 2012 5E Series Tractor.

John Deere Service Advisor 4.2 CF – Construction & Forestry incl. Hitachi + History DVD 22016

John Deere Service Advisor 4.2 CF – Construction & Forestry incl. Hitachi 2/2016 contains detailed information on all the procedures for repair and maintenance, a lot of illustrations, wiring diagrams, electrical and hydraulic circuits for construction and forestry equipment John Deere.

Service Advisor contains information about setting up data, troubleshooting procedures, symptoms of malfunctions, the order of disassembly and assembly, adjustment data, torque.

Electronic program is designed to handle all maintenance issues, eliminate breakdowns and malfunctions.
Installation of this software is very easy and doesn’t require additional knowledge.

The program allows you to quickly and easily find information and solve problems with machinery John Deere.
This service advisor is designed to work with Windows XP, 7, 8. This software works under Windows 10 but wasn’t tested with EDL adapter and drivers.

This version of Service Advisor has built-in hotfix against error message:
“There was an error initializing the search Engine.
Unable to start the search engine.”

NOTE: Hitachi History DVD is included too.

John Deere Service Advisor V4.2.005 CF + Hitachi covers:

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4WD Loader
ADT
AG
Apollo Series
Axles
Backhoe
Boom Harvester
CF Management Solutions
Communication
Compact Excavator
Compact Loader
Crawler
Excavators
Feller Buncher
Felling Head
Forester
Forestry Swing Machine
Forwarder Wheeled
Harvester
Harvester Head
Landscape Loader
Log Loader
Logger
Mate. Hand Cut. and Shredders
Measuring System
Motor Grader
OEM Engines
OEM Winch
Other
PTO
Planetary Drive
Pump Drive
Scraper
Skid Steer
Skidder
Slasher
Software
Telematics
Tractor Loader
Tractors
Transmission
Truck
Utility Vehicles
Winch
Worksite Pro Attachment

Models on History DVDs – without Hitachi:

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4WD Loader
Backhoe
Compact Excavator
Compact Loader
Compactor
Crawler
Excavators
Feller Buncher
Forklift
Forwarder Wheeled
Harvester
Harvester Head
Log Loader
Logger
Motor Grader
Scraper
Skidder
Tractors
Tree Harvester
Truck

Screenshots for John Deere Service Advisor 4.2 CF – Construction & Forestry incl. Hitachi + History DVD

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John Deere Service Advisor in Use

If you haven’t heard about John Deere Service Advisor yet, we explain that this is an innovative product for electronic systems, which are integrated into John Deere’s equipment for agriculture, forestry and constructing. Speaking in plain language, it is a software application suitable for all Windows versions and helping machines operators notice problems timely and fix the equipment they use in work. In the following article, we will get acquainted with the Advisor’s functions. For the review, we have chosen Edition 5.2.

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Guidelines for Work with the Application

Work with the Service Advisor installed on your hard drive promises to be a pleasure for you. It has got a simple colorful interface, which is easy to understand even if you see it for the first time. Aiming at simplifying your tasks more than that, we have prepared a step-by-step guide presented below.

*   When the program has been already open, a user needs to enter a search query, PIN or a model. At the same time, Tasks or Offline Mode can be chosen. We will show you how to work with the latter one.

*   Opting for an offline mode, you will see the search line on the top. For instance, it is 8430. After that, the full information about this model appears on the screen. In our case it reads, John Deere row-crop tractors. You can leave space for filling in the PIN blank and skip to the button “Launch New Content”.

*   Then in the upper right corner click on the icon “Home”, which will turn you back to the main page where you should press on “Manuals”. In the left column, you can select the following:

*   Troubleshooting and Testing
*   Repair
*   Operation manual
*   Machine connections
*   Technical manual
*   Technical guide to selecting components.

In this example, we go to troubleshooting and testing.

*   The program takes you to the Contents section where you can read general information, get knowledge of the error codes and signs of malfunctions. If you choose “Systems Diagnostics”, the list for testing will fall out. For example, you are interested in diagnostics of the control unit system. The Advisor tests it automatically giving you information whether there are any problems with it. If yes, go to the Repair section to find out recommendations on troubleshooting.

Where to Buy Software

John Deere is an American company, but it works for the whole agricultural world. So it has official dealers overseas. Coming to a dealer point in your country is the best way to purchase a licensed software application. This guarantees that your Service Advisor is original, which means that you receive 10 years of 24/7 access to currently existing services, all updates turning out in this period and get in touch with the company’s managers as a client.

At this website you will learn more information on the software for diagnostics and repair of Heavy Duty Scanner John Deere tractors, combines, sprayers, cutters, shredders, etc.

Service Advisor Users

People often take the Service Advisor as a complicated computer software, which is impossible to work with, if a person does not have special education. The truth is that the application was created for official John Deere equipment dealers and other professionals in agriculture. On the other hand, the program is not complicated in use, so it can be bought by agricultural enterprises for corporate needs. There are huge possibilities for training operators and giving them more freedom during their work.

So, any person might be a potential user of the software.

John Deere Service Advisor 4 Installation Error Solution

You may fail to figure out how to correctly install this John Deere Service Advisor 4.0 software, coz the original Service Advisor Box contains 9 DVD inside.

5 brown color DVD that say is for 4.0 Construction and Forestry dvd labeled:
CF_EN201405_01
CF_EN201405_02
CF_EN201405_03
CF_EN201405_04
CF_EN201405_05

and 4 green color dvd labeled:
CF_JDIN_201405_01
1 of 4
CFJDIN40
CF_JDIN_201405_02
2 of 4
CFJDIN40
CF_JDIN_201405_03
3 of 4
CFJDIN40
CF_JDIN_201405_04
4 of 4
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John Deere Service Advisor 4 install:

you must to declare path of those disks. personally i go to:

– file menu-Preferences: in Service Advisor preferences mask in seth data path insert:

from DVD DRIVE:
search button adn select drive letter of DVD CF_EN201405_XX or CF_JDIN_201405_XX

from folder from each DVD
ADD data path for each DVD
in each line hit Search and declare all path for each DVD folder
example:
NAME DATA PATH VERSION
main data path 1 C:\John Deere\CF_EN201405_01 CF_EN201405_01
main data path 1 C:\John Deere\CF_EN201405_02 CF_EN201405_02
main data path 1 C:\John Deere\CF_EN201405_03 CF_EN201405_03
main data path 1 C:\John Deere\CF_EN201405_04 CF_EN201405_04
main data path 1 C:\John Deere\CF_EN201405_05 CF_EN201405_05

and equal for other dvds. Service Advisor must to automaticaly detect this version and load data base from discs

(BIG THANKS to cquique07 from MH forum)

John Deere Service Advisor 4 Heavy Duty Truck Scanner on a machine with win 10 64bit:

1/you must have enough disk space to download the full set of February 2016 data base (52Gb); it comes with seven iso images and the SA4.0 image and a February 2015 update which you don’t need and of course the activator.

2/use an iso mounter software to mount the SA4.0 image to a virtual drive.

3/browse to the setup file in your virtual drive and run it as administrator

follow the steps (it will prompt for a username and password use those of your windows user account if you’re under 7-8 or 10 windows version)

it will take a while! don’t turn off the computer and don’t worry about the incompatibility messages that windows will show you during the installation process specially for the SQL 2005 server installation.

4/after completing the installation of the SA4.0 reboot the computer and set back the system time to mars 2016.

5/mount the first iso image of the data discs to a virtual drive, browse the sauce folder and run setup file as administrator; wait for it to complete the installation it will launch the SA 4.2.005 at this step you may have a message that the SA 4.2.005 is not capable of launching the search engine don’t worry close it and go to task manager (ctr+alt+sup)

click on services and look for the LightweightIDOL service if it’s stopped than run it.

6/run the activator as administrator and activate the Service Advisor; don’t use the prolongation tool at this step!.

7/now go to the task manager again and look for the SAupdater service and disable it.

8/re-open the Service Advisor, click the accept button for the license agreement, and configure the path for the data access you can use the mapping for a virtual drive choice to map each data disc image to a virtual drive it will take more than an hour to load all the data disk.

it will ask you for scheduling the update choose the end of the week and create the task.

9/Now close the SA, use the activator again but this time just use the prolongation tool choose 9000 days or whatever you want.

10/Look for the task scheduler and run it, choose the SAupdate task and modify the time for the task to begin to 2030 or whatever you want.

11/reboot the computer and set back the time machine to the actual time, launch SA and everything must work ok.

if you have any trouble than you messed something just clean up and reinstall.

(Thanks to sami.zaltni from MH forum)

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You can have John Deere Service Advisor full software:

John Deere Service Advisor 4.0 Agriculture

John Deere Service Advisor 2.8 CF (Construction and Forestry)

John Deere Service Advisor 4.0 CCE (Commercial and Consumer Equipment)

All is installed in a hard drive disk (HDD) before shipping and verified to work no issues through professionals. So when you received it, just replace/insert the HDD into your laptop (Windows XP, Win 7,Win 8 and Win 10- all ok), then you can use John Deere Service Advisor EDL V2 to view service manuals, use DTAC (Technical Assistance Center) data, make diagnostics, readings, tests and calibrations, re-program controllers, etc.

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(Solved) John Deere Service Advisor Search Engine Error

This is for anyone when he/she runs the John Deere Service Advisor heavy duty diagnostic software, the system appears error message that the search engine module can not be loaded and then the program ends.

NOTE THAT YOU ARE TRYING ANY TRICK ON YOUR OWN RISK.

Optional solutions:

Solution 1:
Run as system administrator, roll back pc date reactivate using activator Then roll date back to normal date if error still renew once again. Been working for me so far.
Note that, don’t know how long it stay working but works im sure someone will have solution for it soon.
Also advice if doing fresh install roll back the date on pc do the install after then install and activations have been done.
Go to task manager look for the service adviser on have it start its tasks in 2030 :save and then reset your pc date should be good for while

Solution 2:
if you set a date before the lightweightidol license expired, start the lightweightidol service, set the real date and start Advisor, it works.

Solution 3:
start advisor. when error comes with “search engine” Close John Deere SA. afterwards set your PC date to feburary 2015. start SA again (run as administrator). it now comes with error on licence. close SA Again. set pc date back to normal. run SA Again. now it Works.

Solution 4:
The search engine error can be solved.
Set back the date, before the expiry date found in Service ADVISOR\SUIR\license.log (august 14 in my case). Start LightweightIDOL service. Set the real date, and Advisor working again.
I made a batch file to simplify it. To make it work Control Panel/Regional/short date format have to be yyyy-mm-dd or you have to modify batch. Maybe you have to modify ServiceADVISOR.exe path too in the batch. Have to run as administrator.
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Solution 5:
I have had the same error with ssearch engine connection in JD SA.
reinstalled it twice, changed system date back and forward, run activator. No result for me.
But actually I found the solution for this issue.
Just need to install july update from the post
And the error disappeared.
newer data discs (2016/02)

Solution 6:
back date to 08.10.16
install JD SA, restart, activate, mount latest disk you have (05.2016) and install update, for finish get license error, ignore and close, set actualy date, run JD SA -> works fine, install july update testing today on 3 laptops (Windows 7 and 10)

On a side note: procedure about turning off the updates

don’t know how long it stay working but works im sure someone will have solution for it soon.

Also advice if doing fresh install roll back the date on pc do the install after then install and activations have been done.
goto task manager look for the service adviser on have it start its tasks in 2030 :save and then reset your pc date should be good for while Smile (SO TURN IT OFF IN TASKMANAGER SO IT STARTS 20 30 YEARS FROM NOW!!)

Fresh new installations also work but can be much more complicated sure a patch would be much easier. But it can be done with out a patch so far

In taskmanager I don’t stop any service just put service advisor updater to 2030 to start
also makes sure eculp.ini configurator reads like this

A valid ECULP License has been found
Licenses for the following modes have been found:
TestCell Programming
FinalEOL Programming
Service Programming
ECUCPP Programming Tool

All JD Components were found and properly licensed
JDEcu : Version 1.0 : 01-apr-2021
JDConfig : Version 1.0 : 01-apr-2021
JDData : Version 1.0 : 01-apr-2021
JDIntelHex : Version 1.0 : 01-apr-2021
JDPayloadReader : Version 1.0 : 01-apr-2021
JDPayloadProcessor : Version 1.0 : 01-apr-2021
ECULoaderProgram : Version 1.0 : 01-apr-2021
ECULP_TestCell : Version 1.0 : 01-apr-2021
ECULP_FinalEOL : Version 1.0 : 01-apr-2021
ECULP_Service : Version 1.0 : 01-apr-2021
ECULP_TestCell_OEM : Version 1.0 : 01-apr-2021
ECULP_FinalEOL_OEM : Version 1.0 : 01-apr-2021
ECULP_Service_OEM : Version 1.0 : 01-apr-2021
ECULP_ECUCPP : Version 1.0 : 01-apr-2021
ECULP_Direct_EOL_Output : Version 1.0 : 01-apr-2021
ECULP_OEM_DISTRIBUTOR : Version 1.0 : 01-apr-2021
Service_ADVISOR_Ag : Version 1.0 : 01-apr-2021
Service_ADVISOR_CF : Version 1.0 : 01-apr-2021

The last – if all tips/solutions above don’t work for you,
John Deere Service Advisor 4.0 Crack – No Search Engine Error