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Ford Probe Engine Runs Rough, Stalls, Hesitates on Acceleration, Hard Starting, Poor Performance

Ford Probe Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994

Engines Affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 2.2L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 4 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 135,000 mi (100,000 mi - 185,000 mi)


If the engine runs rough, stalls, hesitates on acceleration, is hard to start, or has generally poor performance, this can be caused by a cracked or broken air inlet tube. Loose clamps on the air tube can also cause this these problems. Tightening the air inlet tube, or replacing if broken, should correct the problem.

  • Visitor, , 4 Cylinder, 185,000 mi

    same problem as above, Replaced distributor, ignitor, fuel pump, fuel filter, plugs wires cap rotor, repaired wiring issues (broken wires at connectors) checked grounds. engine idles well, starts easy, has no power. spark looks weak

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  • Visitor, , 4 Cylinder, 100,000 mi

    engine idle is good has no power on acceleration

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  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder

    Broken air intake tubing.

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  • dearbornerik, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 120,000 mi

    Ya i just got a GT and its doing the same thing RPM drop to about 600 check engine light come on and go's off if i let it sit in the drive way it go's off too ? throttle vane replace ?

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