Engine Performance problem
2002 Ford Windstar Automatic 52,000 miles
My 2002 Ford Windstar van runs fine when it's warmed up. However, when I start it up cold, it runs just fine for a minute or so at around 1,000 RPM, but it then drops to around 500 RPM and the engines sputters and shakes and just about cuts off. While it does this, I notice that the battery light on the display flashes a few times. After it sputters for maybe 5 to 10 seconds, the RPM goes back up to around 1,000 and the engine runs fine again. It may do this again slightly a couple of minutes later, but not as bad. After the engine is warm and I get going, there seems to be no more problems while driving or idling. What could be the problem, maybe the alternator going bad? Thanks for your help!
have the same problem?
Monday, October 26th, 2009 AT 7:19 PM