DRB 3 and the New Tech Tools

Jeff from Yakima Diagnostician Posted   Latest  
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Programming
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L (6) 4-spd (47RE)
Erratic Shifting

So i was wondering if anyone that uses tech tools Has ran into this problem . i was asked to update a 2001 Dodge 2500 For a Shifting problem so i figured i would use the drb3 with tech tools to check and see if it had an update (I haven't used Tech tools in awhile) I connect up and see that they have changed tech tools , So i down load the new tech tools and when i try to run it it give me and error message that tech tools update launch process failed. I have reinstalled the drivers and the application package. Still get the same. Machine is set up for Chrysler only windows 7 has witech on it that works just fine. Any help would be appreciated 

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Lary from London

 

Owner/Technician
 

Why not just capture the existing calibration and compare with the pdf on Techview

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Anthony from Riverside

 

Owner/Technician
 

I think you need to update to the new Micropod-2 and associated Techstream software if you need to update the calibration. I have been finding the old micropod and its software won't work anymore online.

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Jeff from Yakima

   

Diagnostician
   

Hi Lary, I tried to check the cali id with the pdfs that have been released My PCM Pt # is …AB and It does not show up in either one of the pdf flash. So i figured i would connect it up with tech tools and check it by Vin. Use to be a simple thing. Now they have updated Techtools for windows 10 and i can not get it to work. Thanks for your reply.......................Jeff 

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Robby from New Market

 

Mobile Technician
 

Back when TechTools was a Java application in Tech Authority, I never could get it to work on my WiTech laptop. I tried multiple versions of Java, but never was successful. I ended up having to use a different computer and it worked fine.

To reflash those old Chrysler products, I still use that same laptop, but use the new TechTools application like you mentioned. I reflashed a PCM on a 2003 Chrysler Voyager yesterday with no problems. I also have TechTools installed on my billing/SI laptop if I need to look up a calibration by the VIN. Usually, I do what Lary mentioned though if I want to check for an update. 

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Jaime from Ocala

 

Diagnostician
 

Jeff, do you still have the ITIL / ISIS disk that was used with the DRB III? If so, load the Desktop Flash application and use IT to flash the "older" stuff.

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Jeff from Yakima

   

Diagnostician
   

I do have this disk but i have never used it, Tried to install and it is not compatible so looks like i'm pulling out the old xp laptop.

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Jaime from Ocala

   

Diagnostician
   

Yes, it is XP Pro and you'll need around JRE 1.5 IIRC. Your laptop must have a Serial port configured as COM 1 also. I used mine today, but my efforts were fruitless on a 2007 Jeep Liberty ABS Module.

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Jeff from Yakima

 

Diagnostician
 

my efforts were not very good either,wifi has routers have changed since i last used the xp and it will not pick up wifi, connect it by wire and the ie is out dated and just a waste of time so i canned it.i don't believe the truck had an update anyways. But i will get the techtools working again just need some more time. 

Your gonna have to update to the micro pod 2.0 or if you have the very first witech system where it was the little box not the pod you can get the system working again. i was at a class tonight and the trainer said the old systems can be made funcional again. i also have one of the first gen micro pods, that was a joke use it for a year then have to buy another one .hope you get it done

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Jaime from Ocala

 

Diagnostician
 

Yeah, XP stopped at IE 8. But, the disk has the cals through 01/08, which most likely have not changed again since.

The "joke" wasn't all that funny to me. I'm not going wiTECH 2.0, I'll quit working on the P.O.S.s first. I'll let the dealers win this battle ("Have to take it to the dealer") and watch their customer base exodus when it happens. I'm not renting another DCX/FCA tool only to see it become obsolete like their others in a short time like all their others (Don't work on enough of them to get my R.O.I. in the 1st year, don't really want to either).

I hope I wasn't too vague.

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Jeff from Yakima

 

Diagnostician
 

I totally understand and also agree, i do not do enough either and this will probably be my last year with them.

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Jeff from Yakima

 

Diagnostician
 

If anyone runs into this issue with the new tech tools program not loading up properly the guys at oemtools​.​com Know exactly what to do. 

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Jaime from Ocala

 

Diagnostician
 

Are you able to share what they did to your PC to make your TechTOOLS work?

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