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97 rough idle when in gear

11-18-2006, 02:36 PM
I replaced the head,head gasket plugs wires egr valve. Still when i put it into gear,it wants to stall and does most of the time. What else can it be

11-18-2006, 11:48 PM
Is it only when its in drive? What about in neutral?

11-19-2006, 08:21 AM
when it it is drive or reverse, neutral is ok.

11-19-2006, 11:31 AM
After searching the contour/msytique forums (www.contour.org) the concensus with people with this problem seems to be a bad trans mount. Take a look and see if your trans is resting on the subframe.


11-23-2006, 12:45 PM
Which motor?

Does it idle fine till it warms up? or just stall as soon as you shift it , reguardless of engine temperature?

03-05-2009, 10:35 PM
There's also the possibility that it's your engine wiring harness as Ford had a recall for this. The wires had a history of cracking and therefore shorting. This can cause stalling because the wiring harness connects to all the sensors and regulates ignition.

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