Dorman Products and Diesel Laptops have launched a smartphone scan tool that provides truck diagnostics for North American makes and models.
The diesel decoder plugs into the truck’s diagnostic port and transmits detailed information to the user’s smartphone. The device works in conjunction with the Diesel Decoder mobile app and is designed to read true system diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs), including manufacturer specific fault codes.
The decoder also connects directly to Diesel Laptops’ repair library to identify required repairs, including fault code repair information, wiring diagrams, component locators, and removal and replacement instructions. Diesel Laptops officials said in a press release.
The diesel decoder also detects and stores truck status reports and provides reports on driver productivity and trips, including fuel economy and hard braking events.
By using a smartphone app, the Diesel Decoder reduces the initial cost of equipment compared to other heavy-duty diagnostic tools that require proprietary hardware, Diesel Laptop officials said.
This product is ideal for owner-operators who do their own repairs and maintenance or who rely on independent service centers, company officials said.