Hello to everyone on this group,
My sister owns a '89 Ford Tempo with really low mileage (like 90 000km or 56
000m). The car is really clean, almost no rust except in 2 very little
spots, the interior is great, etc. The car was owned by an old person who
used it to carry groceries (you get the picture). She got it at the
beginning of summer.
However, a few weeks after buying it, we noticed that when we started the
car for the first time of the day, it would shut off, then we could start it
immediately again and everything worked fine for the rest of the day. We
didn't worry, we thought it was a minor inconvenience (my sis is on a budget
so she can't afford huge repairs).
However, in the last 2 months, the car is stalling sometimes. She waits for
like 15 minutes, then restart it and everything goes fine. If she tries
before 15 minutes, the car either makes a sound like the starter wants to
start but can't or does absolutely nothing.
But now in the past week it's gotten worse. She can't go longer than like
3-4 kilometers before the car stalls, and can't restart for like 30 minutes.
She had her boyfriend tow her with his jeep to their appartment tonight... !
The battery has been replaced recently and the alternator is in good
condition according to a mechanic we saw (and we've known him to be a good
one). What else could it be ? Anyone has any idea ?
Thanks a lot for your time. If anything's unclear let me know.