I replaced the alternator and put in a new battery in my 98 ford escort (130k miles). According to the owners manual, when changing a battery your car could lose its 'idle'. So I did what it said, and it has been about 3-5 driving sessions since I did that, and it still runs a little weak. It has stalled a couple times and will sometimes stutter when accelerating. Also the " Service Engine Soon" light came on.
Sunday, July 16th, 2006 AT 11:42 AM