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07-07-03, 01:31 PM   #1  
99' Contour problems

I have a 1999 Ford Conour with the 2.0 liter 4-cyl. engine, and an auto transmission. A while back, I had a problem with the car stuttering when you take off from a stop, to the point where it felt as though it was going to die a couple of times. I finally took it into a shop, and they replaced the MAF sensor, and said it was fixed. That was about 2 months ago, and it hasn't happened since. Well, yesterday, after about a half hour of driving, the car suddenly just shut itself off. All the warning lights came on, and the car just died. I was able to restart the car, and then drive it without problems back to the shop where I had it fixed previously. That being said, I have 2 questions:

1) Does anyone think the 2 problems are related?

2) Does anyone have any idea what could have happened?

Any input is appreciated. Thanks

 
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07-07-03, 01:46 PM   #2  
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Tough to say unless it happens again. Was a Ford MAF used or a used one, aftermarket?

 
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07-07-03, 01:51 PM   #3  
I'm almost certain it was a Ford MAF.....

What's weird is I never saw a CEL, even when the stuttering was happening, and even now.

 
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07-07-03, 01:52 PM   #4  
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May not set the MIL, even with a bad one, usually does though.

Make sure it was a new Ford MAF. Some aftermarket ones vary widely in quality.

 
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07-07-03, 02:20 PM   #5  
Would that make the car shut off, though? I would think it would affect performance more than something that can shut the car down.....

 
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07-07-03, 04:50 PM   #6  
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Sure would, I have seen it happen. I've tapped MAFs with a screwdriver handle and stalled a car . That indicates a bad connection inside.

 
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