Buy Now | Log In | ALLDATA Corporate Site | AutoZone.com
Back To Home Page
Log In To Your Subscription
Go To ALLDATA Back Home
Buy A Subscription! Back Home About ALLDATA Information View Sample Vehicles Read Testimonials View Factory Service Bulletins and Recall Titles Contact Us
Dowload Our Navigation Chart

Sign Up To Receive ALLDATAdiy.com Alerts

Click Here to receive regular product updates, special offers, and automotive news.

October 2014: Release of 2013 along with initial 2014 Vehicles
• View New Vehicles
2012 Subaru Now Available March 2014: First Release of 2014 Vehicles including Chevy!
• View New Vehicles
View All News and Updates:
• Go To News
Tech Tips
  Read All Tech Tips

ALLDATA Tech Articles Are Updated Weekly
• View All Tech Articles

  Dodge Durango: Brake Pulsation Problems In Paul's Durango
• Read Dodge Article
 
Fixing A Smelly Audi Audi Tech Tip: A4 begins to Smell caused by a Faulty Hose Composition
• Read Audi Article
Why Do You Need To Change Your Timing Belt? Why Replace Your Timing Belt
• Read Belt Article
Jim Grant Tech Tips Jim Grant Tech Tips
A collection of helpful articles based on reader submissions
Home >> Featured Tech Articles >> Go Back
   
  Jim Grant's Tech TipsJim Grant's Tech Tips
Below is a collection of Jim Grant's Tech Tips sorted by Vehicle Make. These Tech Tips were answers to questions submitted to Jim by ALLDATAdiy.com users over the course of many years.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us.
 
 

Miscellaneous
Acura
Audi
Buick
Cadillac
Chevy
Chrysler

Dodge/Plymouth
Ford
GMC
Geo
Hyundai
Honda
Isuzu

Jeep
Lexus
Lincoln - Mercury
Mazda
Mercedes
Mitsubishi
Nissan
Oldsmobile
Pontiac
Saturn
Subaru
Toyota
Volkswagen
 
   
  Jim Grant's Tech Tips

'98 Ford Windstar, Stalling Problems

Q: We bought this ‘98 Ford Windstar van six months ago; for the past three it has been stalling at low RPM, that is at stop lights, especially when maneuvering in parking lots. It shivers a little and stops. The Check Engine light hasn't come on and the shop says without the light on, no error code shows.

A: The Check Engine Light does not have to come on for a code to be stored in the vehicle’s computer memory. In fact there are many codes that will not turn the Check Engine Light on at all. But, these type of codes are rarely a cause for a driveability problem. Also you should realize that the Check Engine Light will not come on for every driveability problem either. Your vehicle’s engine could drop dead at every stop light and still not set a computer code. From your description it sounds as if there is a basic system problem that the computer cannot/does not control. If the shop is relying on computer codes as the only diagnostic tool in solving your driveability problems, then it is time to find a new shop.

 
     
Have any Questions About ALLDATAdiy.com? Please Email Us
Buy Now | Log In | About | Sample Vehicles | Testimonials | Join Affiliate Program