Engine Mechanical problem
1987 Mercury Sable 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 116230 miles
The engine starts good but when I go to put it in D or R it tends to stall especially lately here in the winter probably due to the cold. When I let it run for at least 10 minutes after start up before shifting to D or R it runs fine. When it does stall I have to wait 10-15 minutes before starting up the vehicle or it will not crank. This has also happened during warm days as well. Also it sometimes shuts off if I am waiting in a line too long with the car running when it does this I simply crank the car back up and it starts again no waiting. Now when I crank it up let it run 10 minutes and drive it long distances it runs fine for the rest of the day. On short trips if I have to stop I usually have to leave the vehicle running if I turn it off I have to wait another 5 minutes before cranking it back up or it will not crank. I changed the battery, new alternator and changed the fuel filter. It's driving me crazy and I don't want to be wasting money.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 AT 1:07 PM