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iv'e got a 97 towncar with a 4.6 in it..75,000 miles. 2 weeks ago the car would not start..it would crank over fine but would not fire off. checked fuel pressure, ok.
check all fuses,ok
check all electrical connections,ok
checked for fire to the plugs,ok.
came to the conclusion it was the idle circut solenoid. replaced it and the car started right up.
also cleaned the throttle body while i had the air tube off.
but heres where it starts getting strange. the solenoid was replaced on 11-13-09. now on 11-16-09. it's basically starting to do the same thing. if i put my foot on the fuel pedal and push it down about a 1/4 inch it will start...i only have to do this on initial startup after it's running the car runs great, no problems with idle. even with the old solenoid i had no problem with idle. i can shut the engine down any time after the initial startup and it will start just like it should. is there something on that throttle body i'm missing. or someplace i'm not looking for a problem.
the car runs great. no problems with acceleration no hesitation at anytime when giving it gas, idles fine when stopped.
BTW..iv'e also checked for any codes in the computer..there are no codes coming up..
f anybody has run across this and can tell me what i'm failing to see i'd appreciate it..thanks..