Engine Performance problem
2001 Mercury Sable 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 120000 miles
When the car is hot, been running awhile, and I turn it off, it won't restart. It cranks, but weird. It might catch, but then won't keep running. I step on the gas and it dies completely. I need to wait 20-30 min, presumably to cool off, then it will start fine and run fine. There was a check engine light and it was diagnosed as running lean. Several things were fixed including intake gasket and fuel filter. Light is off but still have the problem. Then a Ford bulletin suggested idle control valve, which I replaced. But still does the same thing. Help?
Thursday, November 26th, 2009 AT 11:32 AM