This car is a '98 Ford Contour 2.5L V6, 104K miles. The car has been sitting for a while(4-6 months) , because the starter went out. Replaced the starter and now it wont start. it has a 1/2 tank of gas
I pushed the schrader fuel valve on the engine for fuel, and it dribbled out, so I replaced the fuel filter.(original at 104K miles) after that, I had better pressure, as it squirt out of the schrader fuel valve. Still no start.
I cleaned out the Throttle Body, thought it might help. I used carb/throttle body cleaner. It still had some in the intake as I put it together. The car started, but it ran for 2 seconds. So, I shot some more cleaner in the intake and it started again, but ran only for 2-3 seconds.
My guess is that it is not getting fuel, as if the fuel injectors are not firing.
I ask you for you help in getting this car going. Any suggestions are appreciated!
have the same problem?
Saturday, February 17th, 2007 AT 5:26 PM