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The car will crank but won't start
I used to drive my car everyday to work and then I got sick and I am lucky if I drive my car twice a month. Back in October my car ran fine but was noticing it took a little longer to turn over but the car ran and restarted fine. Then the cold weather set in and my battery lost its charge. I would get a jump and the car ran and restarted fine. Then even if my car sat for two days the car would not start with out a jump and then my car took several jumps and would start but then would quite. So a housemate took my car to a local garage for a battery the ran fine no sputters or hesitations and the ran for twenty miles and was parked. The mechanic came out to get the car and try to start the car and it would not start unless starter fluid was used. Then the mechanic tried to trouble shoot the car while they claimed the battery was charging. Now the battery has been replaced and the Pmc box has also been replaced and the car wants to start but just dose not turn over. The guy who has been working on it says that when the keys are the position before the car starts you can not hear the fuel pump humming. What I do not understand is if my car rode smoothly for twenty miles without a sputter how can it be the fuel pump? I have a code reader and the is PO232. E I primary coil Circuit failure ignition failure. Is it the ignition or the fuel pump or both?
99 ford contour. When u turn key over it clicks. U can keep repeating that process for awhile and only get a click. But if u shake the steering wheel and turn over it starts. What's going on?
Need a wiring schematic fo9r the reverse lights as well as the location of the shift position switch for the Automatic Transmission. there is power to the plug in the console under the shifter, but the lights do not work when shifted to reverse. all fuses checked good.
It's been like this for 1 year now.
Then the radiator was boiling. I had checked oil 2 weeks ago. Looks very low now. It used to get warm in 95 degrees. But mevet this. I read something about the ps belt? I am 50 female! Very poor and so dont know what? Have friend coming to look.. What could be wrong
It was making some noise like kar kar kar before it switched of finally and completely
I need to know the quote to repair the whole thing again probably to change it with a brand new engine timing belt water pump, mos of the sensors need to be changed the thermostat and need to rpair the whole aircondition and heating. I want to know if after the repair I will get a written certificate f warranty up to a certian miles or years my car wont give me trouble,... any mechanic out there to help? HONEST AND TRUSTWORTHY not ripping me off I dont have that much money may be installments will work if you are ready to work with me
car jerks when going up and down hills during exceleration and also when coming down hills.
Only time it came on was at speeds over 50 for extended time.Some air at lower speeds but not much.
I know where the fuse box n the fule pump I just need to know how to cheek it to see if thats what worring with it just the fuse plz
I'm trying to replace water pump on my car. I am down to the cam pulley and need to use the breaker bar method but when I go to start my car it just blinks the alarm, dash, signal, and brake lights periodically. when I try to turn it over it does nothing. I've had the battery disconnected the whole time I've been working on it. I just replaced the oil pan. could it be because there is no oil in it? the battery has been disconnected for couple days now as well
Catl-convert. while driving,it feels kike the car is attach to a ruber band.help
change the alternator still not charging
once the car is warmed up as it shifts into 3rd gear it shimmies
how do you replace transmission in 1998 ford contour
how to remove intake manifold
When I shift from 1st to 2nd and into 3rd gear I get grinding
Took to FF Tire to see if they could find out why it was leaking transmission fluid and to check for any other issues before long drive. Also had just bought the car with only about 42000 miles on it. They couldn't find the leak but suggested I change the belt. Now, this was the second mechanic I had brought it to for review and to look for where the fluid may be leaking from. Both places said it was seeping fluid.
The belt just broke and it is under 12,000 miles 3-4 months later which is under their warranty terms. They replaced the belt for free, but now it has needs a gasket replacement along with the pump and other things that will cost 1399. Initially the garage offered me $150 off for the inconvenience. I feel that their insurance should cover them fixing the car for free as the belt was likely defective, or bad product. They then said they would come down to $800 to fix the damage caused by the 'new' belt breaking. I feel they should cover all of it. Legally, who is responsible? If they are not responsible, and they can't recover the loss for repairing the damage caused by the belt from the belt's manufacturer, can't the manufacturer and them have a deal worked out with faulty product so that cars break more often and turn their $80 jobs into $1399?
thanks for any advice.
I have a 98 ford contour SE (6 cyl). I want to clean the EGR valve and ports but how do reach the bolt on the connecting pipe to get it off? I was able to remove the mounting bolts, but can't get a wrench in for the pipe nut.
is there a fuseable link between alt and battary? car will run till bat dies. car will stay running with jumper cables hooked up. HELP ME PLEZZZZZZZZZ!
The lower ball joint needs to be removed and a new one installed
after replacing the thernastat i noticed idler belt was shredded.....how do replace it.......
over heats in just a few mins of cranking pictures would be great too im no machanic l.o.l
where should temp gauge read,says (normal) reads between a-l on gauge is this saying ity is to hot?and should my fan be running?it is winter here
What causes code P0 1383
and it feels like you are pushing through air when you press on the brakes
someone told me there are an E on the right back of cam and on the left cam an I was on the back side of the right cam,, and NO I on the right cam
No check eng light when driving on long trips. Only in town
hi i have a 1999 ford contour and when i push on the brake pedal i get nothing till 3/4's of the way down but i get all of the brakes dont know what to do.
It was only happening every once in awhile but now is alot more frequently. It makes no different if the radio or heater is on, the light still comes on and off.