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Tech Tool Alerts!

NOx Conversion and EATS Analysis Operation

The release of 2019 New ECM Software may affect certain Test operations, valid on OBD2017 and OBD2018 emissions. Results of the New ECM Software changes are as listed:

  • 2589-08-03-18 EATS Analysis Operation (new)
  • 2103-08-03-02 Cylinder Compression will be temporarily unavailable
  • 2589-08-03-18 Exhaust Aftertreatment System Analysis will replace the NOx Conversion 2549-08-03-03

Please contact the IT Help Desk if you require assistance.

Bendix Acom Update

In early 2020 Bendix will be transitioning to a new, subscription-based ACom platform called Bendix® ACom® PRO™. This package will be available to the market in January 2020. Support for earlier generations of the valuable ACom tool – including versions 6.17 and 6.18, versions you may be using today – will eventually be discontinued in 2020 after a published transition period. You don’t need to take any action at this time….click to read more.

 Do Not Perform Client Updates Simultaneously

Client Update release 2.4.5 and Tech Tool release (2.7.30 and onward) cannot be installed at the same time.

If you have Client Update release 2.4.5 and a Tech Tool release available simultaneously in Client Update, make sure to only download and install one at a time. If they are installed at the same time, the installations will not finish.

End of Support for Tech Tool Version 2.5

Support for Tech Tool 2.5 has ended. We encourage all end users running version 2.5 to update to the latest version. A new installation using 2.7 Tech Tool DVD or 2.7 USB Drive is needed to upgrade to the latest version.  Please contact the Help Desk at 1-877-978-6586 with any questions.

January Frequently Asked Questions Now Available

The January Premium Tech Tool Frequently Asked Questions are now available for viewing. This document covers the most important need-to-know information about Premium Tech Tool.

***To view the January Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

For a summary of our top five most asked questions, click here.

Tip of the Month: 

Windows 7 support will end on January 14, 2020.  After that, technical assistance and software updates from Windows Update that help protect your PC will no longer be available for the product. Microsoft strongly recommends that you move to Windows 10 sometime before January 2020 to avoid a situation where you need service or support that is no longer available.  For more information please visit Microsoft website.

For Tech Tool users who continue to use Windows 7 after support has ended, your PC will still work, but it will become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses because you will no longer receive software updates, including security updates, from Microsoft.  Best effort support will be provided by IT Help Desk.

For more information about new features and changes, please continue to visit our website or What’s new…and the Help file under the Help Menu within the Tech Tool Application.

Important News

An issue with dropped communication/identification has been  resolved with Client Update version 2.7.40.
Updated Networking Requirements, click here to view.
ECU Emissions Programming

The ECU programming for OBD2013 and newer emissions vehicles will include programming for the Engine ECM, Aftertreatment Control Module (ACM), Transmission ECU (TECU) and Vehicle ECU.  We are required to provide access to program certain emissions related ECU’s under the Service Information Requirement law, step 2013.   Both the EPA and CARB require this.  The following EPA software reprogramming requirement is described on page 8418 EPA OBD & SIR: 40 CFR Part 86.010-38.

OBD changes in 2016, click here.
License Agreement, click here to view.