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Top Ten Free Resources from Diesel Laptops

Diesel Laptops offers plenty of free resources for truck owners/operators, shop owners, and fleet managers to make the most of their diagnostic tools. Today, we are going to highlight the top ten free resources available from Diesel Laptops.

The first three free resources we are going to highlight are all mobile applications, available on iOS and Android. All of the mobile apps are completely free to use and offer web-based applications as well. Premium paid versions are available where noted. 

1. Truck Fault Codes

The TruckFaultCodes mobile app gives you access to more than 70,000 diagnostic trouble codes found on commercial trucks. This simple-to-use app allows you to search by manufacturer, model, or code number. 

Each diagnostic code will give you as much information as possible on the components related to that diagnostic code, along with a list of probable causes so that you can isolate and repair your vehicle. Get started for free on iOS or Android. 

A premium paid version is also available through the website. Billed weekly, monthly or annually, this subscription unlocks access to detailed troubleshooting information, wiring diagrams and more.

Get the iOS Version here

Get the Android Version here. 

2. TruckPartsCross 

TruckPartsCross Free Mobile App

Cross searching commercial truck parts is simple with TruckPartsCross. Just sign up for a free account, enter a part number, hit search and get instant access to more than two million part numbers. Finding comparable parts has never been easier.

Download the free mobile app on iOS or Android and start exploring lower-cost alternative commercial parts by crossing OEM to Aftermarket to Aftermarket today. 

All of the information on the TruckPartsCross app is for general reference only. Please check the manufacturer’s catalog for the correct application. 

Get the iOS version here.

Get the Android version here.

3. DieselVin Vin Decoder

DieselVIN

Diesel VIN is a free reference app that allows you to quickly decode any commercial truck VIN. Sign up for free and decode any commercial truck VIN to get detailed information, including manufacturer, make, model, type, fuel type, engine info and more. 

A web version of this application is also available at dieselvin.com

Diesel Laptops offers the best training in the commercial truck diagnostic tool business. In this section, we will be highlighting some of the most valuable free training courses offered by Diesel Laptops. 

All of these courses were created by the in-house training team at Diesel Laptops. The training co-ordinator is an ASE Master Certified Diesel Technician with more than a decade of experience in the truck repair industry. 

Get the iOS version here.

Get the Android version here. 

4. Online Cojali Jaltest Training

Cojali Jaltest Training

These FREE Cojali Jaltest software training sessions are offered monthly and cover topics such as:

  • Explanation of the software included on a Diesel Laptops Dealer Level Jaltest Kit.
  • A walkthrough on how to properly connect to a vehicle/engine, and how to troubleshoot any possible connection issues.
  • Overview of the Cojali Jaltest software, covering the tools both before and after connection.
  • How to contact technical support for assistance.
  • How to use the provided tools to troubleshoot codes.

These classes last approximately 1 hour, including time for questions and answers at the end. For upcoming classes, please consult the online training calendar

5. Online TEXA IDC5 Training

TEXA IDC5

Our FREE TEXA IDC5 Software Training session will cover topics such as:

  • Explanation of all the software on your kit, including TEXA IDC5, DTC Solutions, Knowledge Base, and www.TruckFaultCodes.com
  • A walk through on how to properly connect to a vehicle, and how to troubleshoot if you can’t connect.
  • Overview of the TEXA IDC5 software, covering the tools both before and after you connect.
  • How to contact technical support for assistance
  • How to use the provided tools to troubleshoot a code

This webinar will include diesel On and Off Highway demonstrations and examples throughout the presentation.

The class lasts approximately 1.5 hour, including time for questions and answers at the end.

After attending the webinar you will receive a certificate of completion for the webinar, as well as a recording to view at your leisure for reference.

6. Online TEXA FTT Training

TEXA FTT

Our FREE Fleet and Triage Tool Training session will cover topics such as:

  • Explanation of all the software on your kit, including TEXA Fleet and Triage Tool, DTC Solutions and www.TruckFaultCodes.com
  • A walk through on how to properly connect to a vehicle, and how to troubleshoot if you can’t connect.
  • Overview of the TEXA FTT software, covering the tools both before and after you connect.
  • How to contact technical support for assistance
  • How to use the provided tools to troubleshoot a code

The class lasts approximately 1 hour, including time for questions and answers at the end.

After attending the webinar you will receive a certificate of completion for the webinar, as well as a recording to view at your leisure for reference.

7. V-MAC III Software

V-MAC III

As of today, you can purchase the Premium Tech Tool software for Mack, Volvo, or Both. While this software is compatible with both today's trucks, it also compatible all the way back to the Mack Legacy vehicles. This includes VMAC I, II, and III. However, if you have ever used the Premium Tech Tool software, you know how much of a nightmare it is. 

This one software program is designed to work with all Volvo equipment, engines, and trucks across the entire globe. Anytime you try to stuff that much into one package, you end up with the situation that Premium Tech Tool has. The program is large, complex, and very deep. It takes several hours to install on a good day, and it needs huge laptop resources to run properly. Through the years, they’ve had numerous issues and bugs to work out with the Mack Legacy vehicles.

Because of this, Mack has now decided to make the original V-MAC III software 100% free. This package does include the V-MAC III software, reprogramming software, and help file.

8. ServiceMaxx J1708 Software

ServiceMaxx J1708

ServiceMaxx is a diagnostic and programming service tool for Navistar Engines, and this isn’t something you hear too often — International has made the ServiceMaxx software for 2006 & older International engines free. That’s right, 100% free. No registration required. No hoops to jump through.

The Servicemaxx J1708 Software covers all Pre-MaxxForce Engines which are listed below:

  • Box I6 (1994 – 1997)
  • Box V8 (1994 – 1997)
  • DLC I6 (1998 – 2004)
  • DLC V8 (1998 – 2004)
  • DLCII I6 (2005 – 2006)
  • DLCII V8 (2005 – 2006)
  • DLCII V6 (2005 – 2006)

To get this free software, simply add it to your cart and checkout as normal. After checkout, you will receive a free download link. 

The last two items on this list are both downloadable PDF ebooks that Diesel Laptops put together to compliment some of our most popular selling adapters.

9. USB Link 2 Companion Guide

Nexiq USB Link 2 Guide

The Nexiq USB Link 2 is the most common adapter in the commercial truck market. Since Diesel Laptops sells so many of these diagnostic tools, we put together an unauthorized guide on this device from Nexiq. This guide covers the following:

  • How to troubleshoot the adapter when it will not connect
  • Where to get FREE diagnostic software to use with the Nexiq USB Link 2
  • How to configure more than 25 pieces of diagnostic software to work properly with the Nexiq USB Link 2.
  • Where to get accessories, cables, and replacement parts for the adapter.

To download this valuable guide for free, just add it to your cart, check out for free and a link will be emailed to you. 

10. Connection Diagnostics Guide

Connection Diagnostics

The training team at Diesel Laptops has created an intelligent, step-by-step instructional document on diagnosing an Electronic Service Tool connection issue. The technology used at Diesel Laptops is intuitive and takes care of your diagnostic needs. However, our products only work if they connect. For that reason, we’ve created this report in the unlikely event your product gives you issues with connection.

There may be various reasons you have encountered connection issues with your device. This document, while not the absolute guide, is an excellent starter guide that could potentially save you valuable hours trying to figure it all out on your own. Diesel Laptops cares about you, the technician, and we take pride in offering this guide to you for free.

In this downloadable PDF, you will find detailed visuals, step-by-step instructions, screenshots, and issue related sections.

The free PDF can be found here

We hope you will find these free resources useful. Please check back again for more to come. 

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Josh Vassallo

Josh Vassallo is the Webmaster and Creative Director at Diesel Laptops. He has a passion for web and UX design and loves all things tech. Slowly but surely he's getting the hang of the Diesel Diagnostic world.

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MANABU KIMURA - October 30, 2019

A question from Japan
I’m thinking about yanmar marine 6BY2-260 diagnostic machine, is there anything good?

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