July 11, 2011I have a 2004 v6 mustang with 69,xxx miles on it. Last night as I was cruisin down the street my stereo went out. Thinking it was just auto parts like fuse or amplifier, I kept driving. Then my ABS warning light pops on along as my Low Fuel, Seatbelt, and Air Bag warning lights. About 15-20 seconds later it just shuts down. I tried to restart it but the battery was dead. About five minutes later I tried to start it and it fired right up. With it still in park I tried to bring up the RPM`s and it lost all RPM`s like it was gunna die becuase it was getting too much air or fuel. When I let off the gas however, it sputtered back to life. I had to trailer it home. Any thoughts?
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July 12, 2011All the warning lights coming on sounds like your battery died - probably because your alternator/voltage regulator stopped charging it. Letting it sit for a little while lets the battery recover a bit, but not enough to actually drive I bet.
Have you checked the battery? If it`s charged up, then check the alternator for sufficient voltage output (it should be 13.8 - 14.5 or so, measured at the battery, when the car is running). No need to take the battery out of the car or anything - just need a simple voltmeter for these quick tests.
July 12, 2011^^^ditto^^^
It`s probably the alternator. If you are uncomfortable with these tests, you local parts store can check it for you, just go during the day with as little electronics running as possible, with a freshly charged battery.