> Install fuel pressure gauge and observe the pressure when the
> condition occurs.
> Sounds like a low fuel pressure problem.
> "RunBoris" <UseLinkToEmail@New & Used Cars Forums -
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> > 1998 Ford Contour SE, 2.0L 4-Cylinder DOHC
> > Ok, here's a quick run-down of the past 2 weeks or so:
> > Problem 1) Check Engine Light: Bad O2 Sensor
> > Symptons) Slightly jerky driving
> > Solution) Replaced both O2 sensors
> > Problem Fixed!
> > Problem 2) Check Engine Light: Misfire Cylinders 3 & 4
> > Symptons) REALLY jerky driving
> > Solution) Replaced all 4 spark plugs AND wires
> > Problem Fixed! Runs better than ever!
> > 3-4 days later...
> > Problem 3) Check Engine Light: Ignition System Malfunction
> or Misfire
> > Symtpons) When accelerating from a complete stop, RPMs drop
> to almost
> > nil, sometimes (becoming more frequent) stalling out. Also,
> on the
> > interstate when I hit around 75ish, I begin slowing down. If
> I try to
> > punch the gas, it drops in RPMs, then when I let up a
> little, it
> > downshifts and accellerates. Also, when giving it gas, it
> has a much
> > louder/deeper roar/moan than it used to.
> > And since I'm not very car-litterate, I'm gonna try hard to
> > this next symptom... When I start my car, it seems like the
> engine is
> > about 1/2 second off from everything else. I can here the
> > finish it's thing, but don't actually here the engine
> > The guy at auto zone said the engine code was a generic
> > code that could mean anything. He suggested something about
> > ignition coil and come ind of controller something-or-other.
> > Any clues? Thanks!
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Well, I was going to take my car to a mechanic this moning, but now it
won’t start at all. I had a family member briefly look it over, and he
says there is gas going to the engine, and there is spark, but that’s
all he knew. I looked at a few places online to see if anyone else had
my problems and here’s what I found:
On Contours, the air will get stuck on defrost if there is no vacuum;
and my car’s air has been stuck on defrost for a long time.
Also, I’ve read a lot about a mass airflow sensor. Could either of
those be related to my current problem? Thanks!