Question about Ford Contour
The car gets spark, and the gas pump and filter are both fine, teh car acts like it wants to start but just doesnt catch and turn over. put new gas in it, was thinking of putting new mass airflow sensor into the car but now im not so sure that is the problem. any ideas or suggestions?
If the engine is getting spark at the right time, and has normal compression, and no fuel to the injectors, you should be able to get it to start by spraying carb cleaner into the throttle body.
That will tell you if it is a fuel problem.
Posted on Apr 29, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: car turns over, but won't start
Too many choice.
3 main areas are fuel, spark, air.
Try a shot of ether, if it fires at all, it is a fuel problem.
Then we can get into more detail.
Posted on Jun 26, 2009
The fuel pumpmay have failed. Try having someone turn the key to the ON position while you listen under the car near the fuel tank for the fuel pumo to hum. If it does not, or it sounds like it is grinding, then it may have failed. A pressure test with a gauge would be need to check for proper pressure.
Posted on Jul 04, 2009
Mine usually stalled coming out the driveway. I went thru replacement of 6 coils and plugs with almost no improvement on my 2000 maxima. Ultimately the mass air flow sensor was replaced. All the engine codes from check engine light would make you think the engine needs overhaul, due to the nature of resultant bad engine performance. You can buy maf sensor $100 online. 5 minutes to install it. I tried cleaning it, but it made no difference until I replaced it. After that it was like 50 more horsepower.
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
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