Ford Contour problems and issues


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Slow on HWY

Ford Contour 2006  150000 miles
Cannot go faster than 70km/h on a 100km/h hwy

What do i do. Please reply step by step.
AGirlDrives from Canada 2 years ago  
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Car trys to start but will not

Ford Contour 1997  130000 miles
Car turns over but trys to start but want had fire at pluge wires and fuel at fuel rack
chris from United States 2 years ago  
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Transmission engine

Ford Contour 1996 gl 2.0 automatic 4cylinder 200000 miles
My car starts well reverses and parks well 1 gears is good second gear is good but drive isnt. I put it in drive and it takes off smoothly but when its supposed to kick in to second gear it's accelerates as if it's in neutral and won't speed up just accelerates and I have to put it in neutral or park for it to go back into first only way it will upshift is if I manually shift it from park to first second then drive. It'll jerk at a certain speed and kick in to gear after that it's all good but if I turn it off I have to do the manual processes again. Also my o/d light is off when I start the car but when I do the manual thing it blinks.
rockzoner from United States 3 years ago  
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Cutting off

Ford Contour 1998  170000 miles
The car starts, but will cut off after a short period of time. Then, it has to sit for 20 minutes before it restarts.
Confused from United States 3 years ago  
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1997 ford contour 4 cyl

Ford Contour 1997 ?4cyl 16vteck 199000 miles
Starts when push starts but wont start with key will click need diagram of eng think might be selonid but dont know were is
good old fordss from United States 3 years ago  
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Overheating

Ford Contour 1998  366049859 miles
I have a Contour 1998 but I have recently installed an engine from a newer Contour. I've had it for more than 7 years and it was only after changing its engine that it started overheating really fast. I've already changed hoses, removed the thermostat and changed the water temperature sensor. What do you recommend me to do? The needle sometimes raises over the normal temperature of the vehicle, even sometimes reaching the highest point in the indicator.
ferdinando92 from United States 4 years ago  
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Tick de United States 4 years ago
Your battery must be wrongly installed, probably all the way around.
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Marjorie de United States 4 years ago
It is an easy solving problem, buddy. You should adapt to the hose going from the radiator to the engine a tube with the entrance of a temperature bulb from a Tsuru or Caribe. By doing so, the needle won't go over half of the indicator and your vehicle will always be at the right temperature.
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Overheating

Ford Contour 1996  146000 miles
Good afternoon, I have a Ford Contour 96 and its problem is that it warms up way too fast. The thermostat, hoses and pump have been checked but they are alright. But it happens that, only after driving for some blocks, it is already overheated and, when adding some water, it swallows it but has been found that it does not go to the engine. I need some help, it is automatic.
debby from United States 4 years ago  
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marion de United States 4 years ago
By what you are saying, it must be happening that the head gasket is already damaged. If water disappears, it might be moving to the cylinders through the head gasket, which might be burnt at some point near the piston. It might as well be that the engine is failing and it is because water is leaking into the combustion camera and thus overheat. Another suggestion I can give you is to remove the oil with a clean recipient when the engine has already cooled down. And you will have to check carfully if there are water drops on the walls and also if the oil is a bit whitish. If it has a colour similar to coffee with milk, then it is certainly the engine head gasket. This happens due to an overheating in which the fan never turned on because either the fuse is no longer working, there is a refrigerant deficit or the fan sensor is damaged. I hope my comment helps you find the solution to your problem.
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Cathy71 de United States 4 years ago
I went through your same problem and, the only way to solve it, was by replacing the radiator, which turned out to be absolutely blocked with dirt; only three of the cooling lines where working. Once I changed it, the problem was solved. Hope it helps.
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Automatic transmission

Ford Contour 1997  20000 miles
My car started jerking and suddenly speeds dropped. Now, the level feels really soft. It is automatic and it starts properly, but not the Reverse, nor the Drive or any speed will enter. What should I do?
Alverta06 from United States 4 years ago  
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Nada de United States 4 years ago
Check if the transmission oil level is too high and if the speed sensor is working properly or is disconnected. This sensor is located on the back of the transmission box.
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Elbertson de United States 4 years ago
It must be the automatic transmission that is failing. There is a thin rod inside which might be damaged.
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Windshield wipers fuse

Ford Contour 1998  80000 miles
The windshield wipers are not working. I have already checked everything but cannot find the failure. Where is the corresponding fuse located?
Alexandria from United States 4 years ago  
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JUDI85 de United States 4 years ago
Hi! The fuse box is located on the driver's side under the instrument panel. The windshield wipers fuse is the R15. Hope it helps!
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Jerks and feels overheated

Ford Contour 1998  300000 miles
I have a Ford Contour 98 and my problem is thant, when accelerating, it jerks softly. After driving for a while, it feels as if the vehicle was overheated even though it is not.
Poley from United States 4 years ago  
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oswald de United States 4 years ago
Check your fuel pressure or if the exhaust is blocked.
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Overheating SolvedSolved

Ford Contour 1992  100000 miles
Hi, I own a Ford Contour 98 and it is overheating too much. An oil and hoses change has been made and even the radiator has been plumbed. The water and fuel pumps' head gaskets have been replaced, but still the overheating is occurring. Even once, the overheating was so huge that it stalled and did not want to start again by no means. It was only today, after several days, that I tried starting the engine and it was possible to do so. However, strange noises can be heard and it is still overheating. What can I do? What is it that is failing?
Cinderella from United States 4 years ago  
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senie de United States 4 years ago
Check the temperature sensors and bulbs and, if you need to replace them, I recommend you to buy the original ones.
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Power loss

Ford Contour 1999  127000 miles
When accelerating to overtake a car or simply go faster, my vehicle jerks, does not respond properly and even a forced noise is heard. On uphill roads, it is really slow and may even stop completely. It happens then that it jerks when I accelerate it, and does not respond.
HERB from United States 4 years ago  
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franie de United States 4 years ago
Check the fuel pump's pressure, as that was my failure when your same problem happened to my Contour 2000 2.5. The needed pressure could not be maintained. You should scan your vehicle so that an error code is provided and thus approach the solution or at least know where to start checking.
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Starting

Ford Contour 1985  200000 miles
The engine starts, I turn it off and it won't start back again.
xina from United States 4 years ago  
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Bedelia de United States 4 years ago
It is the ignition switch that is damaged.
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Unstable engine

Ford Contour 1998  190007 miles
I have a Ford Contour 98, 4 cylinders, standard, and its problem is that the engine is unstable and stalls. The battery does not charge properly and the Check turns on. A tuning has just been made but I still do not know why it keeps failing.
sharon from United States 4 years ago  
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Bedelia de United States 4 years ago
It is the alternator that is failing. You should take it to be checked or simply buy a new one.
Tony de United States 2 years ago
Mine the coil is bad but it will start if you put your hand over the intake
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