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'00 SVT major start, hesitation, stall problem

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Old 02-09-2019, 06:02 PM
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Default '00 SVT major start, hesitation, stall problem

Greetings, new 86k Contour SVT owner-
Besides the above, it finally threw P1132 and P1152 codes.
I see a new fuel pump / filter... any specific pointers to minimize diag?
Testing components?
Specific vac lines, etc?
When it runs, it's a hoss, would love to get in shape asap.
Thanks!
 
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:12 AM
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I would pull one or two plugs and see what they look like.
If the system is trying to overcome a lean condition by continuing to add fuel confirm , no severe vacuum leaks, ie intake gskts , hoses etc.
MAF sensor could be sending false info.
Check PCV system.
 
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Old 02-10-2019, 10:30 AM
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Default Someone is here!

I was wondering if the forum was still alive... thanks for the tips.

20 degrees in the garage, I'll let it run (I hope) for a bit with the French drain hoses stuffed onro the pipes, out under the door and mess around.
Being an optimist, I am looking forward to a hoot in this new toy!
Had Focus SVT's, now this one...

Originally Posted by TommyTooHigh View Post
Greetings, new 86k Contour SVT owner-
Besides the above, it finally threw P1132 and P1152 codes.
I see a new fuel pump / filter... any specific pointers to minimize diag?
Testing components?
Specific vac lines, etc?
When it runs, it's a hoss, would love to get in shape asap.
Thanks!
 
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:10 PM
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Forum is still alive, some of us still have to work , even on Sunday.
Can you post some pix when ready?
 
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Old 02-16-2019, 06:27 PM
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Default Black plugs

Cleaned MAF, TB, IAC, now won't idle or rev. Plugs are black- full rich? What did I break?
 
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Old 02-16-2019, 06:35 PM
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Sometimes when we unplug the MAF sensor and it seems to run better that could mean defective MAf sensor. Unplug it with key off and expect to get a check eng lite.
 
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:45 AM
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Default Yargh

Thanks hanky, good tip.
There's something else very amiss, so the diagnosis continues. it barely runs, won't rev. I'm thinking fuel, as I nursed it up on the wheel ramps, it sounded fine for a bit! Fuel gauge went from 1/4+ tank to E and fuel light lit.
The seller claimed he replaced the pump and filter, so that's my next project.

-Tom
 

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Old 02-19-2019, 03:50 PM
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Default 3 codes today

gAk! What's wit this thing?!?
Cleaned TB and ports, new gasket, new plugs, dielectric applied, cleaned MAF, checked vac hoses, reassembled carefully.
After all that:
Blowing rich, rough idle; secondary's open, revs, stumbles, then bogs ...
After running (then stalling) a few times:
TPS P0122
MAF P0102
VSS P0500
Note that fuel light is on, but not empty .
 
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