» » »

Ford Q&A

Ask Your Question

1997 Ford Contour Question: Idleing fast

 

Question

riverman, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Parker, AZ, February 15, 2011, 19:24
 Rookie

my 1997 ford contour idles really fast when started. It takes about 1 to 2 min to drop down to normal running

1 Answer
Flag This
  • Answer #1

    February 15, 2011, 21:17
    Profile_thumbnail
     Master

    Have a look at the idle air control valve - it may be sticking. Also check to make sure all the hoses and tubes are connected correctly - you could have an air leak going into the intake.

    Flag This
  • Reply

    riverman, February 15, 2011, 21:33
     Rookie

    This is my parents car. They took it to a local repairman, (for the second time) who did something to it which made it run better "For Now Again". What ever he thought it might be, he said it would cost "Alot" to fix . Do you Still think it may be the idle air control? and I'm sorry to ask, where might this part be located? Thank You Dave

    Flag This
  • Reply

    DaveJHM, February 16, 2011, 00:15
    Profile_thumbnail
     Master

    Sounds vague!

    The idle air control valve is located at the intake manifold. Follow the rubber air tube from the air filter box to the engine. Where it meets the engine, that's where the cylindrical shaped idle air control valve is located.

    Reply
    Flag This