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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
192,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
1996 Ford Probe engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Ford Probe Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 112010

Probe SS 2.0L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles


I need a fix for this problem soon. I've had the car checked out by two mechanic's. No spark. Autozone checked the coil. I changed the fuel pump.

- , Brawley, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 052006

(reported on)

Probe GT

  • 250,000 miles

When i first got it, it was great - then a few months later it sometimes wouldn't start. Then after 3 or 4 tries it would turn on, and once its on it runs amazing. but then at times it just will not turn on again, it turns over but it doesnt start. Many times getting a boost from another car makes it turn on, but i got a new battery and the problem contines. The mechanic thought it was the distributor so i got a new one and the same day after a few hours it didnt start so i had to get a boost. It's really annoying and i don't know what to do because the mechanics say to bring it in when its not starting so they can diagnose the problem. Last week it didnt start for 2 days, i got it towed to the shop and when we got there it started on the first try. It's so strange and i can't believe even the mechanics can't pin point the problem.

- , Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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