I have a 2000 lincoln ls that I just bought a month ago, I am not very aware of how it was maintained but seems to be in great condition. I noticed a problem that confuses me, The check charging system light comes on after the vehicle warms up then goes out and comes back on when driving the entire time the vehicle is in motion. When the vehicle is turned off and restarted the vehicle shows no errors in the charging system for a few minutes and then it resumes its issues. I replaced the battery and cleaned the terminals with no effect. The alternator was checked by the auto parts store and they told me the charging system and battery were fine. The problem does not go away and continues everytime the vehicle is driven. The other day I was on the freeway and attempted to pass a slow moving vehicle by pressing hard on the gas to engage the passing gear, the vehicle responded poorly with hesitation and then with a burst of speed and then the vehicle died and the lights on the dash dimmed and returned. I dont know if this is a result of the alternator not supplying the vehicle with the power that it needed when the vehicle attempted to increase speed sharply or if there is another issue at hand. There are no DTC and never has been. Concerned that the issue will get worse and leave me stranded somewhere. Please advize me on the best course of action to take and what the possibilities are. This type of vehicle is completely ran by computer and very complicated so I dont know why I dont have any DTC's if the alternator is going out, just a check charging system message on the onboard display panel.
have the same problem?
Monday, January 6th, 2014 AT 12:35 PM