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1996 FORD CONTOUR 4CYL ROUGH IDLE ROUGH ACCELERATION

1996 FORD CONTOUR 4CYL ROUGH IDLE PROBLEM, ROUGH ACCELERATION, THEN SMOOTHS OUT. COMPLETE TUNE-UP DONE LESS THEN 1 WEEK AGO, CAR HAS 190K ON IT, AUTOMATIC.

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  • brian tessereau Feb 23, 2009

    it just idles really rough, like a low rpm situation. rpm does not go up and down. after further checking did find a possible bad I A C motor, and a possible low voltage problem. I'm showing 12.9 volts at the battery, 10.9 - 11.0 volts with lights on. thank you for your assistanc

  • brian tessereau Feb 23, 2009

    thank you again very helpful, if it is the alternator do you want to come and change. lol. im also working on a 1998 that battery keeps dying in, this one has a v-6 think it might be maxi-fuse but could be alternator, the lady has had 3 put in in 3 years by different shops, they have never checked the maxi though according to her receipts. you can help change that one to if you want. hahahaha lol. thanks again

  • Zachary Kloefkorn May 11, 2010

    there are many available options to this. when it idles does it just idle rough or does the RPM go up and down?

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No problem. If you are getting that low of voltage on a load then you might want to test the alternator as well to make sure it is running at capacity.

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  • Zachary Kloefkorn Feb 23, 2009

    If i lived close to you that would not be a problem! lol. As far as the other car you can check the Maxi and see. Maybe she got bad alternators. Depending on where you buy can also effect how good of shape they are in. Brand new ones are always better than rebuilt because you know that they have never gone out.

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