WON'T RUN.

1999 Ford Contour

Tiny

sjwest1964

June, 10, 2010 AT 9:23 AM

Engine Performance problem
1999 Ford Contour 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

The car started running rough. Then after we got home it wouldn't start. We didn't have the money to fix it so it set for a little while. Then it started and ran for quite a while. After it sits for a while it will start and run. Then when it dies it won't run again for awhile.

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Running Rough

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Idles Rough/changed Ects

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Tiny

rasmataz

June, 10, 2010 AT 11:40 PM

Let's do below for a start to determine whether it's a fuel or spark problem-and get back with some result.

Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine at least 3/16 away from ground -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it.

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