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10-02-2014 08:16 AM
Highball116 Thanks for posting the resolution, glad you got it fixed.

Toby
10-01-2014 09:52 PM
sailor Good to find that, unfiltered air never helps either.
10-01-2014 09:49 PM
dfehring what i found that fixed my car during snow was a slight crack in the air box past the air filter. Snow would get throughhe crack and touch the maf sensor..Sealed the crack problem fixed..
05-05-2013 11:38 PM
dfehring I put a crank sensor in a month or so ago and so far with all the bad weather in Wisconsin so far the car has not acted up..i am not fully convinced its fixed but so far its been great..
03-18-2013 09:53 PM
dfehring tonight it was snowing and last night I adjusted my hood because the right side was up a little and i sprayed silicone spray on the engine and crank sensor and it did not act up..Crazy huh!
03-18-2013 10:22 AM
dfehring The stock coil had a cracks on #1 and #4 so thats why i replaced it.. Thanks though for the idea...
03-18-2013 09:10 AM
BrApple I would put the stock coil back on the car and see how it runs. My 95 Mystique never had a problem with the stock coil pack even after 200k miles.

Same with the stock coil pack on the Contour. more people have trouble with aftermarket ones then stock.
03-17-2013 09:39 PM
dfehring Thanks for the replys.. I just put a stock motorcraft air filter in it along with motorcraft plugs and wires. I put a carquest coil on it though.. Whats crazy it my focus runs perfect when spraying the whole engine down with water or salt water or buckets of snow..So far the wiring looks perfect.. I am tempted to put a crank sensor in it but have yet to pull out the old one and check for cracks.. Any thoughts on that??
03-17-2013 12:22 PM
sailor Electrical seems the obvious place to look, but since that's being looked at already i'll throw out another possibility.

What kind of air intake/filter is on the car now?

Stock with something not hooked up right, or many of the aftermarket systems, COULD possibly get enough water/ice on the filter element to temporarily restrict the intake.

Old style American cars with a heat riser to help de-ice the carb warmed & dried the air cleaner as well. Current vehicles don't have a system like this, so depending on the air inlet location dampness or even those snowflakes could find their way in to the filter.

I HAVE occasionally seen this happen, even with stock intake systems, on various vehicles when the weather conditions were JUST right.

Grabbin' at straws here, but when you're stuck even a wild idea is worth a thought...

luck!
03-17-2013 09:15 AM
dfehring Yes In did replace the plugs, wires and coil pack. I also dielectric greased those areas..
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