1997 Ford Contour 2.0 engine IDLE problem

Tiny
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  • 1997 FORD CONTOUR

I have a 97 Ford contour 2.0 L and i'm having an idle problem with my vehicle. I got the problem diagnosed and the shop told me that the idle air control valve is bad so I replaced that part and it did not make a difference. Then when I got my vehicle smogged, the technician said the egr solenoid was not working at times so I replaced that and it did not fix my idle problem still. I really want to find out what else the problem might be. Another thing is that I notice my idle is around 1250 when i'm at a red light or stop sign, the idle seems to be normal after I turn the engine off and quickly start the engine up again. I hope you might have some suggestions to what the problem might be. Thanks

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Saturday, July 7th, 2007 AT 1:25 PM

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Tiny
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Check for vacuum leaks check the flex hose at the back fo the motor going toward fire wall thats were I had a big one

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Saturday, July 7th, 2007 AT 1:34 PM
Tiny
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I too have seen the leak BACKRODE refers to, /I believe it is the hose that comes off the brake booster.--Dealer part. I think the symptom remained when restarting it however. Check the computer for codes. Have seen these go through O2 sensors.

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