I have replaced fuel filter and air filter and air flow censor, car still randomly will jerk, lunge and go dead, have to pull over wait a few minutes and go again. Note this only happens on hot days,

Asked by May 13, 2014 at 09:44 AM about the 2000 Ford Contour 4 Dr SE Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have replaced fuel filter and air filter and air flow censor, car still randomly will jerk, lunge and go dead, have to pull over wait a few minutes and go again. Note this only happens on hot days, no problems in winter?????????????

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Check fuel pump, fuel shut off switch, or fuel injectors.

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Sounds like a thermal breakdown of an ignition component. Have you pulled the codes? That might help send you in the right direction instead of just replacing parts.

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when was the last time you replaced your spark plugs and spark plug wires? whats your oil level at? coolant level? whats the temperature gauge read when you have this issue? check your battery connections and how old is the battery

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