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2000 ford contour, acts like missing, especially when at idle rebs up to try to keep running making hard to stop, have to jam brake down, shakes whole car with the chugging motion like whats to die but not at stop unless shifted to neutral. we have replaced spark plugs with no change. please help.

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Have you looked at the Mass Airflow sensor? I had a car that did very similair things and that was the problem.

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SOURCE: Engine is missing and shaking bad when idleing or driving slow

it's probably one of the coils , I'd buy one and try replacing one of the two there ! , let me know how ya make out !

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SOURCE: My 92 Dodge Dakota keeps dying while in motion

I had same problem with 99 Durango.
It was an easy and cheap fix -- I went to AutoBeef.com and learned common problem with 98 & 99 Durango -- sounds exactly like your problem. I was encouraged to replace the PCM "Brain" and was advised of an online Refurbished PCM dealer located in Florida. You can google as I forgot the name. I called them and they confirmed an easy fix w only 3 screws to change out the brain. The cost was < $300.00 and my son & bro changed it out. Runs great ever since -- I was so grateful for AutoBeef.com for delievering this information to me. My car would die on me without warning -- totally unreliable and dealer and mechanics had no clue. Your problem sounds like mine -- call the PCM reburbishing company and see what they think.

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SOURCE: chugging at idle

check oil level might be too full or air cleaner box not fitted correctly or hose from air cleaner to engine not sealed correctly.

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SOURCE: 1997 Ford Contour with a rough idle while stopped

This is a common complaint on these cars. I own a 96 myself.
Assuming that you engine is fine and runs smoothly under normal operation, and just is rough "feeling" at idle while stopped; then I would suggest changing the motor mounts...the mounts may not be broken, but the rubber isolators get worn and soft, and transffer normal engine vibration into the chasis of the vehicle. Mine was doing the same after changing the mounts good as new again.
Please note...don't use cheap mounts, by the better grade/quality mounts.

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SOURCE: Engine is missing and shaking bad when idleing or driving slow

MY CHECVY ASTRO 92 ,,STARTS FINE IT JUST SHAKES WHEN IN IDLES IN DRIVE OR REVERSE..HAVE NEW WIRES AND DISTIBUTOR

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