Engine Performance problem
1999 Ford Contour Automatic
Periodically, the engine on our son's Contour dies while he's driving. It occurs only when the road is wet. The first few times happened when there was a lot of slush on the road and today he hit a pothole full of water and the car quit. After a few minutes, it starts with no trouble. The repair shop ran diagnostics on it several times. Except for one time when the cam and crank sensors showed as a problem, nothing it coming up on the diagnostic. We had the timing belt replaced about two months ago and had the cam and crank sensors replaced last week. It sounds to me as though water/slush is shorting something out. However, the mechanics don't seem to think that's the problem. Help, please! We've had it at an independent repair shop and at a dealership and no one can figure out the problem.
Saturday, February 20th, 2010 AT 1:40 PM