98 Windstar issues
I have a 98 Ford Windstar Mini Van. 3.8 engine. The engine has been running hot (the dashboard indicator shows it nearing H) and I have no heat. When I turn the heat on, eventually the indicator goes halfway between C and H, and the heat will run hot a few minutes. Then it does it all over. Just had an oil change and they checked and filled the antifreeze. I was told he heard a "sound" from under the hood and indicated he thought it was the oil pump but wasn't sure. I'm not driving it except in town no more than a few minutes, but will be taking it to the nearest mechanic (over 20 miles away) in the next week or two. I'm a single mom and worried it's going to be something major. Any thoughts?
Also wanted to add that when I first start the car, it starts no problem. However, if I drive a while and turn it off then start it again it sometimes dies or runs rough for a few minutes. Then it will smooth out. It hasn't died while driving it.