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Hi. I have a question. My daughter has a 1996 Ford Contour GL. The car has a four cylinder, sixteen valve 2.0 L Zetec 14 engine. Recently, the "Check Engine" light has been coming on, and she doesn't know why. Everything has been checked out, and everything's OK. Do you have any idea what could be going on? Thank you!
Hi Automotive Goddesses, I have a quick question. I left my van parked for a week. The battery is three years old. When I tried to start it there was no "rer rer rer" sound indicating that the van was trying start. Only a "clik clik clik" sound when I would turn the key. I figured - dead battery. I tried to jump it from a large pickup truck. I have ...
The car idles fine. When driving at at a slow acceleration no problem. but at faster acceleration car will miss,hesitate. Driving steady speed no problem. If put in neutral and step on gas engine will miss or hesitate. I have tested Coils and ignition control module checks out ok. Was wondering if the catalytic converter might be the problem. Thank ...
Do you know of any classes like "Ladies Start your Engines" in Central Illinois? I am looking for something like that for my 15yr. step-daughter to take before she is allowed to get her Driver's License. That way she won't burn out the engine like her brother before her. I have looked into the local Comm. Coll. and alternative High Schools (this year they ...
Hi Patty, several weeks ago, I returned from a business trip and my car was parked at the airport for about 10 days. A day or so after driving my van, the engine light came on. After a few cycles the light went off so I figured the problem fixed itself. Now, about 1 month later, the engine light came back on. What do you think could be causing the light ...
I recently changed my spark plugs and wires. I got a check engine light and on my carmd I got a indication spark plug 6 had a problem. Problem was the wire came off while driving short distance. I put the plug wire on and disconnected my negative battery terminal to get rid of check engine light. My carmd still gives me a yellow light and suggests ...
Good morning Patty, my engine sounds a little loud and also when its time to change sparks plugs there is oil all over them? any suggestions?

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