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99 STARTS THEN STALLS?

1999 Ford Contour • 4 cylinder FWD Automatic • 120,000 miles

1999 Ford Contour was running sluggish No CEL came on alternator light did come on. Replaced the Battery and the Alternator then the car would start and run fine but after a few moments would stall out. Took car to shop and they replaced plugs and wires. Car is still stalling out. Hooked up pressure gauge to fuel rail and pressure starts fine but after a few moments loses all pressure. Shop can not figure out whats wrong any ideas?
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Poker85212
August 9, 2011.



Fuel Filter was also replaced

Tiny
Poker85212
Aug 9, 2011.
Injector and fuel pressure regulator could be leaking dropping it-

Rasmataz
Aug 9, 2011.
How would I test that?

Tiny
Poker85212
Aug 10, 2011.
Take it back to the shop and have them check it for you

Rasmataz
Aug 10, 2011.
Went to the shop and they claim that the fuel pressure regulator was checked along with all the vacuum lines?

Tiny
Poker85212
Aug 10, 2011.
DOES CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WORK. ON, DURING START-UP?

THE MEDIC

Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Aug 10, 2011.
Yes the check engine light does work no codes were stored according to the shop

Tiny
Poker85212
Aug 10, 2011.
I dont know if this helps at all but I just drove the car home from the shop and the car drives fine in 2 gear. It does have an automatic transmission and only stalls out in park and drive?

Tiny
Poker85212
Aug 10, 2011.
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THE MEDIC

Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Aug 10, 2011.
I pulled the IAC off and cleaned and reinstalled and am having the same issue?

Tiny
Poker85212
Aug 10, 2011.
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