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I have a 1998 SVT Contour, 2.5 ltr. 5 speed. You start the car and it idles perfect. If you rev it up to 2500 rpm it will stay at 2500 rpm and then kick down after about a min. It will do this at any rpm you rev to. It does the samething when you are driving. It will not kick down in between gears. It even does it in neutral. Throttle body is not sticking, changed the tps sensor, It has a new transmission, it just started doing it, it was running fine. I sprayed carb cleaner on everything, so I dont have no vacuum leaks. What is going on?

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Is your check engine light on?

Posted on Mar 16, 2011

  • Justin Lamb Mar 16, 2011

    No it is not. I checked the bulb to make sure it works, it works.

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    martin janick Mar 16, 2011

    okay it sounds like a idle sensor, mine used to idle up and down untill it just went up and stayed there ,it was the idle sensor,Im sorry I cannot be more specifec since I cannot see or hear your vehecle

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