|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|
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|
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...
|03-17-2013 09:15 AM|
|dfehring||Yes In did replace the plugs, wires and coil pack. I also dielectric greased those areas..|
|03-17-2013 07:54 AM|
Have the plugs and wires ever been changed? If not I would change them. Also check for signs of carbon tracking.
If the plugs and wires are fairly new, or you are replacing them use alittle dielectric grease on the plug boot. It could just be moisture that is causing a miss in the bad weather.
|03-16-2013 08:26 PM|
|dfehring||I did what you said and looked at the wiring on the coil pack including taking off the black covering over the wire until it goes into the junction harness with nothing found.. I also took the crank sensor wire cover off until it goes into that junction of wires and i found nothing..As far as cutting out I mean it literally shakes the car when it cuts out..The car never looses power it just keeps going and it may not happen for another 15 miles or it will cut out for a bit and then go away when it is wet outside.. I have been working on cars at dealerships for 22 years but this has me stuck..please continue the advice.. On a normal sunny or dryish day the car works great.Thanks again..Dan|
|03-16-2013 11:17 AM|
What do you mean by " cuts out " .
Bogging or full power loss?
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