Question about Ford Probe
NEW PLUGS AIRFILTER DISTRIBUTOR CAP CLEAN FUEL FILTER OK
Your problem sounds like a sticking IAC (Idle Air Control) valve. It is located under the Throttle Body on your vehicle. You have to remove the Throttle Body to get to it...
You can try cleaning it but the problem may come back. The sea foam will not clean it because no fuel goes through the valve, only air.
Additionally, its possibloe that you have a vacuum or intake gasket leak or a secondary ingition missfire. I would first check for correct fuel pressure and inspect fo a vacuum leak. Also, scanned the PCM to know if have some fault code stored.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
First thing you need to know is which cylinders are missing. Then, don't forget there is an engine beneath the electronics. Do a quick test with a vacuum gauge and do a compression test. Check the distributor shaft for side play. If everything checks out good, then do electronic component testing. have a code check run (many parts stores do this free) and get a chiltons or haynes manual and follow test procedures in there.
I refrain from giving repair suggestions with problems like yours because people keep changing instead of testing parts. When I work on my vehicles or other peoples cars, I do testing to avoid buying expensive parts that most times won't correct the problem. At this point the most I'd suggest is to clean the mass air flow sensor wires with a Q-tip and carb cleaner...that often helps and is free. If you run into a problem with whatever you find, ask and I'll try to help.
Posted on Oct 05, 2009
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Wow you have replaced a lot of stuff. Lets go back to the Fuel pump. When you replaced it did you replace the hose between the pump and the sending unit. These are common for splitting. Have you hooked up a fuel pressure gauge to check what pressure you have? It should be real close to 13 psi and should raise to at least 18 or 19 when you pinch off the return line.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
Perform a valve clearance inspection and adjust if necessary. Tight or sticking valves will cause a misfire or rough running concern. Note: Perform valve adjustment when the engine is stone cold. 4cyl: INT 0.26mm EXH: 0.30mm (V6 engine are hydraulic and no adjust necessary.) Also check for a sticking or stuck open EGR valve. For diagnostic purposes only: Remove the EGR valve. Place a business card over the EGR passage and bolt the EGR valve back on. This plugs the EGR ports and if the misfire goes away the EGR valve is partially stuck open and is defective.
Check for low fuel pressure. Check for low compression. Check cam timing. Check for a weak ignition coil. Also don't over look the possibility of worn or broken engine mounts which cause excessive engine movement and engine vibration. -hope this helps
Posted on Mar 05, 2010
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