My 1999 Ford Contour starts, reves itself High and then dies. What could be the problem?

Asked by Jan 12, 2014 at 09:02 AM about the 1999 Ford Contour 4 Dr SE Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a new fuel pump, spark plugs, plug wires and coil pack. After it got cold it would not
start for several days. Now it starts then reves itself up high and dies. What could be the
problem?

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It sounds like a very big vacuum leak.

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Will it stay running if you feather the gas pedal? If so could be dirty/faulty idle air control valve or dirty throttle plate.

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