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robertseber
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not running right svt contour
#1299993 - 08/14/06 05:05 AM

i have a 2000 ford contour svt it has 80000 miles i have replaced the fuel filter the fuel strainer sparkplugs cleaned the maf sensor the air filter is good and clean what is left to do it dont run right it dont die i after 4000 grand like its the secondaries it is just clunky by that i mean its like it gets its power in steps

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Re: not running right svt contour new
#1300078 (Re: robertseber) 08/14/06 12:53 PM

Try focusing on providing a beter description of what the problem is.

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Tony2005
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Re: not running right svt contour new
#1300212 (Re: robertseber) 08/14/06 04:34 PM

Welcome . Take it to Autozone of Advance to have the Check Engine light codes read and post the codes.

If you are not getting power when you hit 4000 RPM, it could be a faulty Intake Manifold Runner Control. If it is in all RPMs, then check the Spark plug wiring order first and then the SP gap.

SP wires could also be the problem. I would suggest checking the gap if you did not gap the plugs and check wiring order again.

Note the 4-6-5 for the coil pack near the firewall side.

Firewall side
4- 6 -5 <--coil pack
3-2-1

1-2-3 <--engine
4-5-6
Radiator side

Spark Plug gap 0.054 inch

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robertseber
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Re: not running right svt contour new
#1300740 (Re: Tony2005) 08/15/06 05:54 AM

:any-help:hi im new here and my car is a 2000 contour svt and it is throwing a engine code p1633 kam volt low and it says all this can someone tell me what it is and what i need to do to fix it thanks



P1633 - Keep Alive : Indicates that the : * Open KAPWR circuit :
: Power Voltage Too Low : Keep Alive Power : * Damaged PCM :
: : (KAPWR) circuit has : * Intermittent KAPWR :
: : experienced a power : Circuit :
: : interrupt. :

does this mean i need a new computer and if so what other cars can i get these out of


people on fordcontour.org and the said i need to check the ecu power and ground wires can someone explain to me where they are and the color and how to check them you know what voltage it is suppose to be at i gapped the plugs i will check order again tommorrow thanks for the help though


Edited by robertseber (08/15/06 05:56 AM)

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Tony2005
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Re: not running right svt contour new
#1300872 (Re: robertseber) 08/15/06 01:53 PM

The first thing you should check is your battery and alternator.

Charge the battery well and then test battery and alternator. Your symptoms could be a weak or dying battery (probably due to a bad alternator).

Battery test. Engine off, headlights on for one minute. Voltage across battery terminals should be 12 to 12.5.

Alternator test. Engine running, voltage across battery terminals should be 14 to 14.5.

Or send it to your friendly Autozone or Advance Auto for a free check.

Then check the Fuse Holder (No. 11) and wiring under the Power Distribution Box next to the battery

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robertseber
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Re: not running right svt contour new
#1300997 (Re: Tony2005) 08/15/06 05:33 PM

well i checked my bat it was at 12.5 and my alt was at 14.4 ill check under the fuse box tommorrow any mor suggestions while im under the hood i really appreciate you helping me tony


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Tony2005
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Re: not running right svt contour new
#1301027 (Re: robertseber) 08/15/06 06:51 PM

While you are under the hood, open up the Power Distribution Box next to the battery and remove Fuses 6 and 11 for a few minutes. This will reset the computer. If the code appeared as a one time glitch, then it won't show up anymore. If it appears again, then we will have to figure out what could be the problem.

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Re: not running right svt contour new
#1301028 (Re: Tony2005) 08/15/06 06:52 PM

Originally posted by Tony2005:
Fuses 4 and 11 for a few minutes.




FIXED!!!!!!!

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Tony2005
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Re: not running right svt contour new
#1301029 (Re: todras) 08/15/06 06:53 PM

Originally posted by todras:
Originally posted by Tony2005:
Fuses 4 and 11 for a few minutes.




FIXED!!!!!!!



Actually, my mistake, for the 2000 Contour, I think it is Fuses 6 (ignition) and 11 (KAM). Those with the 2000 manual can confirm.

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Edited by Tony2005 (08/15/06 07:10 PM)

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robertseber
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Re: not running right svt contour new
#1301034 (Re: Tony2005) 08/15/06 06:58 PM

well i just pulled the distribution box and looked no corrosion or anything i pulled the fuses put it back togather drove it 5 min no engine light but it still runs funny maybe im just anal do these cars have a smooth powerband or not i have a cavalier and it is smooth the whole way i wished there was someone around me that i could ride in there car to tell if i was just batty or something thanks for all your help i also checked the plug wires any more ideas now with out any engine codes

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