1995 Taurus SHO (3.0L 6cyl 5 speed manual) with 121000. I don't know the maintenance record - had the vehicle for only 3 months.
Car was running fine but one day the engine quit. Towed to mechanic and they tested everything and replaced alternator. Everything ran fine before that. After putting alternator in, every time I put the A/C, defroster or auto heat (using the climate comtrol) the car will quit when I stop and take it out of gear. The A/C doesn't have to be on if the defroster is on. The A/C works fine when I don't have to stop.
My dad says it is the compressor and there is a clutch in it that is probably going. That is an expensive repair and I don't have the proper tools to capture the refrigerant to do it myself. He said I may get by with adjusting the idle or compressor clutch. Should I try that first? Also, could they have adjusted the belts too tight with the tensioner when they put on the alternator? Thanks for the help.
Thursday, May 31st, 2007 AT 2:33 AM