I’ve driven a 2005 Ford Focus hatchback zx3 for the past 12 years. For reference, I replaced the starter fuse and the alternator back in 2008.
Recently, my car has been stalling it once in a while when pulling into a parking space. It has done this 3 times, and once reversing out of a space. Two weeks ago, I had to replace the alternator again, and also replaced the battery. Starter fuse was fine this time around.
Yesterday, it stalled again while attempting to park. When this happens, there are no lights on the dash to indicate something is wrong. I took it to Firestone (who replaced the alternator) and they told me that without lights, they would need to do a diagnostic which costs $99, and even then it may not tell us anything.
I just paid $100 for a battery, $500 for an alternator (California emissions). I also need to replace the exhaust system and fix a tire play. I can’t afford to spend $100 that may not tell me anything.