1999 Ford Contour 4 cyl 182, 00 miles
Ok this car is making me crazy and has managed to baffle every single one of my mechanic friends. My car drives fine, it doesn't seem to have any problems when I'm giving it gas. However as soon as I take my food off the accelerator and try to idle, the car sputters, shakes, wheezes, and most of the time it stalls. I took the car to a local auto parts store and they ran a quick diagnostic which turned out to be no help, and everyone that has looked at the car agrees its an air problem. But no one can locate where the problem is. Ive heard everything from a bad Mass Air flow sensor, a bad Idle Air control valve, a blown air intake valve, a busted O2 sensor, and even having a pack rat stuck in the hoses. No two people can agree. We have ruled out a vacuum leak however and thats about it. It would be nice to be able to pick just one part to replace and would hopefully fix my idling problem.
Monday, June 21st, 2010 AT 3:43 AM