Engine Performance problem
1994 Ford Probe 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 170000 miles
I have a 94 Probe Gt, has 171000 on the clock. Recently has had alot of work done to it. I have replaced: timing belt, water pump, pulleys, power steering belt, spark plug wires, spark plugs, distributor, battery, fuel pump, fuel filter, air filter, mass air flow sensor and have eliminated the catalytic converter. The problem I am having is that the car will start and run, will warm up and idle down, but sometimes after about 10 15 minutes of driving it stalls. It seems like as soon as the motor gets hot something just gives up? When this happens I hear a pop(almost like a backfire, but from the motor not the back of the car) and the tach just drops to zero and it dies. It will not start back up until the motor is cool again. The car will crank and try to start but will not untill its cooled down. The car actually runs fantastic until this happens. I have been able to make my commute and back some days, but most of the time this is the issue I have. I just purchased a new IAC valve, Crankshaft Position Sensor, Thermostat, and Throttle Position Sensor which I have not installed yet. Could this problem be one of these items I have not replaced yet or something entirely different that I am not seeing?
have the same problem?
Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 AT 2:56 PM