I have a 98 Contour GL that I just aquired. I like the car, I had one before but sold it a couple of years ago.
The car seems to run good. No miss firing or rough idle. Everything is smooth. Even driving it runs pretty good, however when I push the gas to accelerate quickly it feels like the car hesitates or misses. It studders! It will only stop doing this when I release the gas and then gradually press it back down. It then runs with out a problem.
Another words if I am not in a hurry I can just the ease the gas pedal down and the car runs great but if I need to accelerate quickly I am in trouble because the car will not allow me to do it. It starts its hesitating missing feel.
I am not sure it is actually missing because the car never throughs an engine light.
Could this be caused by a bad variable cam solenoid or timing issue?
Thanks for your input.