2000 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 101000 miles
I have a 2000 Ford Taurus w/101000 miles. It has seemed like it was missing for about a month or two. I had a guy test the alternator with a tester that had three lights and was pretty old, he hooked it directly to the alternator and it showed the regulator in the alternator was bad. I took it to another guy who hooked up a newer tester to the battery and it said that everything was fine with the alternator and battery. Another guy tested it by hooking up to the battery and he said he thought it was a driveability issue and there was a problem with a relay somewhere. I dont know if its the relay in the alternator or what the problem might be and I keep getting different answers. When I have the heater or a/c on and it is idling it seems like it is losing power and sometimes it shuts off, but starts right back up. When I put the windows up and down or use the power locks, or turn on the heater when driving the lights dim slightly for a brief second and then it returns to normal.
have the same problem?
Sunday, January 17th, 2010 AT 8:53 AM