1998 Ford Contour 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 82000 miles
My car has been dying for no reason. In the past year or so, it has died at least twice a month. Usually we wait 5-10 minutes and the car restarts and runs like a champ for 2-3 wks before it does it again. I just passed it off as bad gas in the past. My wife and I were on our way to Nebraska for a wedding. We exited the Interstate we were on and at the top of the off ramp, the car dies. I had to push it across the street to the gas station. I popped the hood and found that a couple vacuum lines were busted. I was able to replace them and the car restarted. However, when I pulled it around to get gas, it died again in the fuel island. I was able to get it started again, but it then died as we were pulling out. I just had the fuel filter replaced, and the mechanic shop it is at now cannot find any probs with it. I have had some mechanics tell me it could be the fuel pump, and some tell me it could be the ignition module. I do not want to pick up the car only to find that the problem still exists. Any thoughts? THey would be greatly appreciated!
have the same problem?
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008 AT 12:54 PM