Question about 1993 Ford Probe

1 Answer

Ford Probe Engine jumps down to 0RPM while driving

I have a 1993 Ford Probe GT 5 speed manual. While driving the car will jump down to 0 RPM and will slow the car but the engine will still be running (this does not happen when it's idling). Usually if I give it some gas while it's coasting it will eventually start going again and the RPM's will jump back up. Also recently failed emissions. Any ideas what is going on?

Posted by on

  • Mphillips20 Apr 18, 2009

    RPM drops to 0 on my automatic.... then if I let off the gas and coast it... it begins to run fine again. Help!

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

The tach suddenly falling to zero while driving is a classic symptom of the notorious distributor failure in the 1993-94 Probe GTs. There is a part in the distributor called the ignitor that is failing because they were not made to withstand the high heat conditions of the Probe GT engine compartment. Unfortunately, Ford does not sell ignitors and they charge an insane price for a new distributor.

The easiest solution is to buy a replacement disty. The problem is that many of the rebuilt distys sold by auto parts stores also have ignitors that will soon fail. There is an outfit with an eBay store called the Distributor King that sells replacement distys with upgraded ignitors. The distys they sell are manufactured by Richporter Technology and the model that works on a '93 PGT is number MZ25 ( thats the manufacturer's number, not Distributor King's). You might try checking the price on eBay then google the part number and see if you can find it at a better price elsewhere. There are also other vendors on eBay that say they sell the same identical disty for less than Distributor King. You could email them and ask who makes their distys.

If you are handy and have some time on your hands there is a way to jury rig a replacement for the ignitor for about $20. There is a detailed discussion of that here.

Posted on May 16, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

I have a 1993 Ford Explorer that goes into high idle when I put in gear. It does this when the engine is hot or cold.


On some cars there's a speed sensor on the clutch or transmission. That might cause an idle problem.

Mar 24, 2014 | 1993 Ford Explorer Limited

1 Answer

I have a 1999 5-speed ford escort zx2, while im driving my rpm will jump up and down all the way to 0 and stay at 0 for a second and jump back up and down, .


Tach spring is breaking, you can get a seperate tach gauge in place of what you got. or how about this take dash out and get another tach gauge they are removable

Apr 22, 2011 | Ford ZX2 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Im just asking what size the motor for a 1994 ford probe???


A dual-overhead-cam 4-cylinder engine powered base Probes in 1993, developing 115 horsepower. The GT coupe held a 164-horsepower V6, also of dual-overhead-cam configuration. Both engines are Mazda designs. No more turbocharged engines were available. A 5-speed manual transmission was standard; 4-speed overdrive automatic optional. Except for a slight horsepower/torque boost in 1995 for the 4-cylinder engine, and a mild V6 torque increase the year before, powertrains saw no change in this period.

zjlimited_447.jpg

Hope this helps (remember to rate this answer).

Jan 12, 2011 | 1994 Ford Probe

2 Answers

Revised: I have a 1990 Ford F150 Its an automatic


THIS MODEL DID CAME WITH ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL TO DRIVE THE RPMS ACCORDING WITH THE SPEED OF THE VEHICLE,AND IF DOES THE SAME THING IN REVERSE HAVE TO VE SOMETHING RELATED WITH ONE OF THE CABLES OR MECHANISM TO DRIVE THE THROTTLE BECAUSE REVERSE IS DIRECT GEAR AND NOTHIG TO DO WITH SLIPERY CLUTCHS IN THE AUTOMATIC

Sep 24, 2009 | 1990 Ford F150

1 Answer

2000 Ford Focus Sputtering / Speedometer Needle Jump


Only 1000-2000 RPM? Does it do that in any gear?

Jun 20, 2009 | 2000 Ford Focus

3 Answers

While Idling the rpm jumps up and down


Here is the common cause of surges (idle speed goes up and down), stalls at stops, slow idle speed, erratic idle speed, rough idle and engine hesitation (and other problems), it is in most cases the idle speed control air-bypass valve and or throttle valve and upper intake, these area's get full of gunk and combustion residue over the miles and cause idle issues (stalls, low idle) like yours, Get a can of intake cleaner from any local parts store, not carb spray, intake cleaner, it is made by a company called CRC, remove the air intake hose to the engine, hold the idle high so the engine won't stall, then spray the can of cleaner into the intake while keeping the engine running, use at least 1/2 the can, shut down the engine and disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, then restart and complete a number of mixed driving cycles, town, freeway, stop and go etc., after a few days the problem will go away as the system will relearn to the clean intake.

Jun 08, 2009 | 1993 Acura Legend

1 Answer

Honda accord 1996 v6 2.7 liter,rpm gage jump up and down


Here is the most common cause of surges and stalls, it is the idle speed control air-bypass valve and throttle valve, they get full of gunk over the miles and cause idle issues (stalls) like yours, Get a can of intake cleaner from any local parts store, not carb spray, intake cleaner, it is made by a company called CRC, remove the air intake hose to the engine, hold the idle high so the engine won't stall, then spray the can of cleaner into the intake while keeping the engine running, use at least 1/2 the can, shut down the engine and disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, then restart and complete a number of mixed driving cycles, town, freeway, stop and go etc., after a few days the problem will go away as the system will relearn to the clean intake.

Nov 28, 2008 | 1996 Honda Accord

1 Answer

Engine won't turn over


see if the fuel pump primes the car when u put the key forward listen towards the gas tank do you hear a buzzing sound? if not u need to replace the fuel pump..
replacing the spark plugs on the motor is not fun at all i bet u guys had a real good time doing that haha..

Jul 01, 2008 | 1993 Mazda MX-6

Not finding what you are looking for?
1993 Ford Probe Logo

Related Topics:

371 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

70347 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22041 Answers

Ron Lankford

Level 3 Expert

5386 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...