Question about 1999 Ford Contour
After car sat for 45 minutes, started it and drove about 1/4 mile and it stalled. Restarted it and drove another mile or so and it stalled again and will not restart.
put a OBD II code reader on it see if it has stored any codes if not replace the TPS sensor and the MAF sensor do the replacements at different times so you don't buy one or the other for nothing
Posted on Jul 03, 2009
Have you replaced the timing belt? if not i would highly recommend doing so. these cars need to have the timing belt replaced before it breaks otherwise it can and will cause major engine damage.
Posted on Aug 11, 2009
SOURCE: quits no spark for a while
It is most likely the thin wire that hangs off the side of the distributor. They often short out and have cracked insulation allowing them to short out. You can get a spark tested and connect it to on of the spark plug wires and crank the car and look for spark. If no spark there, check for spark at coil wire. If you have there but not at plug, you know the problem is between the primary and secondary system-meaning most likely the cap and/or rotor in the distributor or bad wire previously mentioned. Have you changed the cap and rotor yet? These are inexpensive and will often solve the problem especially when the problem is when it is damp outside. The problem is not the fuseable links on the shock tower, like the other person mentioned. It probably is a loose wire somewhere like the distributor wire.
Posted on Oct 17, 2009
spray some brake cleaner in to the throttle. If it starts you will need to have the fuel system diagnosed. Most likely a failed fuel pump.
If it still does not start then you will need the ignition system diagnosed. There are about 4 expensive parts in the ignition system that could be the culprit so havin a shop diagnose this would be in your best interest.
Posted on Dec 20, 2009
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