Originally Posted by scottydl
Normally when I fire up my 1998 SLE, it turns over and starts just fine... idles smooth as silk right away at 1000 RPM or so. But occasionally (maybe 1 out of every 5-6 starts), it sputters a little bit at 500 RPM and revs itself to ~2000 RPM before smoothing out like normal. The upset never lasts more than a second or two, but it is definitely noticeable. Is this normal? Anything I should check or do right away? TIA!
I have the exact same problem, but it does this every time I start the car. Aside from that, my battery meter fluctuates from 8 to 12 depending on if I have AC and stereo on..Also, when I brake, it dips into the red..it has died twice when I stopped. Could this be the alternator, the battery, the..???