'96 ford probe problem


#1

I am in major need of help! I have a '96 Ford Probe GT V6 2.5L 24 Valve. It started missing at idle awhile back, and then started stalling out while driving. I had the OBD 2 hooked up to it, and two codes came up, Cylinder 5 misfire detected and Camshaft Position sensor. They told me at that point since it was the Camshaft Sensor and that’s part of the distributor, I would have to buy a new distributor. I did. But it still misses but now it sputters real bad and stalls out when the accelerator is pressed. So, I had it tested again and now it comes up with about 12 different codes!!! I took it to a repair shop, and they did some testing, but still hadn’t come up with the exact cause, so I went and got the car. I cannot afford to keep having all this testing done. I have already spent about $700.00 the past month trying to get this figured out, and it’s still not fixed. We have replaced the distributor, plugs & wires, MAF, throttle position sensor, and fuel filter. The fuel pressure is fine, so it’s not the fuel pump. Any idea what the problem might be?? PLEASE HELP!!!


#2

Didn’t you post before on 05/16/2008 with this post: http://community.cartalk.com/posts/list/1077014.page ? If that is your post, do you have any responses to most of the questions asked? If not, they’ll likely be asked again.

And, what about the post on 01/12/2008: http://community.cartalk.com/posts/list/704810.page ? Didn’t any of those 73 responses help you, at all?


#3

No. That’s not me…My name is Teri, that is Bryan. This is the first time I have posted here.


#4

Fords are famous for a problem with their TFI Ignition Control Module which is attached on, or near, the distributor. Click this link: http://www.autozone.com/R,APP37113/vehicleId,2142401/initialAction,partProductDetail/store,1140/partType,00029/shopping/partProductDetail.htm When this critter goes bad, the engine will stall, run rough, and fail to start …sometimes.