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1997 ford contour surges and bucks, doesn't matter if i'm on or off the gas, doesn't matter how long i've been driving the car. sometimes i can drive for half hr before problem happens, other times happens within minutes. local garage isn't sure what the problem is. don't want to put a log of money into. just bought car for our 16 yr old.

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  • jjrice Jun 24, 2009

    It appears that it was the range sensor (although no codes came up on the computer). If it starts happening again, we'll try the above advise. Thanks.

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Well, can't have a 16 yr old on the road with car problems. Have the MAF mass air flow sensor cleaned. They get dirty and send eratic synals to the computer. Make sure you air cleaner is fresh. Good luck. The maf is the metal tube that the air intake duct is attach. A can of aerosol carb cleander used to rinse out the inside of it will do the trick. Hopefully.good luck. I hope this helps the young lady

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