i am getting po171 and p1405 check engine. codes i looked up what they mean but can any direct me in what might be a common problem with these contours causing these codes. The car will sputter on take off if you push down on gas hard but if you barely push its ok.
check engine codes on 1996 Ford Contour
by randy1358 in Lisbon, OH on May 04, 2010
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by GOODWRENCH MR , August 09, 2012
FOR THE PO171 LEAN CONDITION CHECK FOR A VACUMN LEAK HOSES OR INTAKE MANIFOLD ALSO HOW LONG AGO DID YOU CHANGE FUEL FILTER COULD BE RESTRICTING FUEL FLOW CAUSING LEAN CONDITION? FOR THE P1405 CHECK EGR HOSES AND EGR WORKING WATCHING MANDREL MOVE WHILE THROTTLE MOVEMENT COULD BE PLUGGED INTAKE PASSAGE REMOVE EGR AND CLEAN THOROUGHLY?
ANSWER by Oakman , May 06, 2010
It sounds like a fuel pressure check would be in order for your 1996 Ford Contour. Po171 is a "lean" fuel code and that would also account for the lack of power. The code p1405 is related to the EGR system and could be caused by a faulty differential pressure sensor or restricted sensor hose.
COMMENT by Visitor , July 07, 2011
what should fuel pressure be on my 1996 ford contour 2.0l be