Question about 1997 Ford Contour
I have already change the spark plugs and cables, plus I added additives to clean the fuel system and to improve seal oil leaks and improve performance. The problem continues, but the car runs smother and does not stall at lower RPMs.
Please let me know if you have any other ideas. Tomorrow, I will be taken the car to the garage and ask them to increase the iddle. The engine light has lit up since the problem started. Canadian tire ran a diagnostic, but, their report could not pinpoint the problem and decide to recomend me to go to a Ford dealership. My car has 186,000 miles and do not want to pay Ford's prices.
If you has anymore ideas, please let me know,
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 engine at 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
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Is it a Diesel?
Camshaft position sensor recall may cover it.
Gas or Diesel:
Fuel Pump and/or relay.
Engine codes could help if Check Engine Light is on.
Posted on Aug 06, 2008
SOURCE: 2002 Ford Taurus ses 24v DOHC
Sounds like when you ran the car out of gas the fuel pump was damaged, these in tank electric fuel pumps are very small and produce allot pressure and volume, the way they do this is to use the gas around them to cool down, when the pump comes out of fuel when the tank is below 1/4 full it starts to get hot very quickly, since your pump was well used (109000 miles) that was the last straw. When you replace the pump also replace the fuel filter.
I would also clean the throttle valve and idle speed control valve, this may be contributing to the low idle complaint, clear the system after the pump and cleaning by disconnecting the battery for a few moments.
Posted on Sep 09, 2008
have fuel injection system cleaned
Posted on Oct 03, 2009
Testimonial: "Thank you for the quick reply. This was one of my first thoughts along with possibility of a blocked fuel filter, fuel pump, or plugs/coil connectors."
sounds like a vacuum leak at the manifold. spray wd40 or simillar around manifold to check for leaks. if you find a leak, engine will flare up.
Posted on May 14, 2010
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