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BigMuthatrknG 10-09-2012 05:08 PM

Car dies when stopping
 
I have been experiencing this problem for about a month now. The battery light comes on every once in a while when I am driving. No other warning light shows. When I am not moving it idles really low and starts coughing. If i don't clutch brake to a stop and keep the revs high it will just die altogether. My gf's dad is a ford master mechanic and he said it sounds like the alternator but I disagree. Usually when it is the alternator the check engine light comes on too. Any advice?

koke'sfocus 10-09-2012 07:07 PM

Its gonna be the alternator, when my alternator started to die my battery light turned on and off And my check engine light never turn on change the alternator before u have to change it and the battery too

focuspocus04 10-09-2012 09:13 PM

I had a similar problem, replaced my coil pack and it was good as new.

sleepyboy 10-09-2012 09:25 PM

Sounds like the alternator to me, and if he's a Ford Master Mechanic he may know what he's talking about? They are known to go out on our cars from time to time.

BigMuthatrknG 10-09-2012 10:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepyboy (Post 4396469)
Sounds like the alternator to me, and if he's a Ford Master Mechanic he may know what he's talking about? They are known to go out on our cars from time to time.

I know and I usually trust his decision. I was going to get a general consensus cuz I know this alt will be a bitch to replace. Would have been nice if it was in the front like my camry

sleepyboy 10-09-2012 10:31 PM

Well it's not what I would call fun replacing that's for sure lol


I also moved your thread to the Technical Chat area [thumb]

mikebontoft 10-09-2012 10:43 PM

you may want to confirm you have no vacuum leaks at idle either. if it drops down below charging speed it can light up the battery indicator.

sleepyboy 10-09-2012 10:45 PM

^this, also check the PCV hose too, those have been known to cause symptoms such as your describing.

BigMuthatrknG 10-09-2012 10:47 PM

Will the pcv hose still be collapsed while the car is not running because I dont notice anything when im feeling it. I haven't tried with the car running yet?

BigMuthatrknG 10-09-2012 10:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikebontoft (Post 4396625)
you may want to confirm you have no vacuum leaks at idle either. if it drops down below charging speed it can light up the battery indicator.

That's what it seems to be doing but where would I check for that?


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