92 Ford Probe with possible electrical problem. Initially, would have some sputtering of the engine after it heats up (I live in PHX AZ). Finally, while at work, when left at idle for a longer time, it died and wouldn't start. We replaced the fuel pump, and that did not fix the problem. We then replaced the Ignition Coil, Rotor, Distributor Cap. At first this "fixed" the problem. Still sometimes had a sputter but nothing very bad (this was about a month and a half ago). Now after running for about 5 minutes, under about 45 MPH, the engine very badly sputters, goes from about 0-2,000 RPM up and down very quickly and then dies. If I am on the freeway and maintain about 2,900 RPM it will have some sputters but will not die. Fortunately, if the car does die while at low RPM, it will start right back up with no problem.
We have checked the Spark Plugs, Cleaned the contacts on the ignition coil, distributor cap, checked the 02 sensor. Any other ideas as to what this could be. Thanks!
have the same problem?
Saturday, August 24th, 2013 AT 1:43 PM