Some shops are reluctant to take on an intermittant problem I've
On a Safari was an intermittent engine rough run, and after changing
out plugs, wires, on and on computer, found a cracked wire on the
pulse distributer. Every time we worked on it, we jiggled the wires
and it would run better for a while. So $1200 later its fixed. This
is a 1992 unit. worth about $1000.
Some of these cars look like new, and are low mileage and very good
bodywise and mechanical, but are a total loss , re expensive
electrical repairs with no guarantee of success.
On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 22:13:15 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I hear you on that... Intermittant problems are a royal PITA,
especially without the right tools. The VDR helps greatly, if one has
it, and if they know how to use it properly. It works, usually, about
90% of the time... Either by pinpointing the fault, or eliminating
areas that are not a problem, which allows the mechanic to narrow down
the search area.
Not a general mechanics . This has to be an electronics
diagnostics specialist , who is trained to analyse a myraid of
diagnostic results, to come up with a solution. Not someone who
changes mufflers, and shocks, and starters.
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