1996 Ford Contour Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Ford Contour
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1996 Ford Contour ProblemsCheck Engine Light Due to Plugged EGR Passage
The Check Engine Light can illuminate with codes due to the lack of EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) flow caused. This is commonly a result of a clogged passage in the intake manifold. To correct this problem, the EGR valve has to be removed and the passage cleaned thoroughly. Partial restriction of this passage can cause smog test failures for the NOx emissions without causing a drivability symptom.
If the vehicle hesitates or idles roughly after being parked for twenty to thirty minutes, with the engine still warmed to normal operating temperature, you may need to reprogram the PCM (powertrain control module) with new calibration.
1996 Ford Contour QuestionsMy blower motor only works some times just started having his problem recently (1 answer)
just got done having to remove a broken key had a spare so reused ignition switch and had to replace battery and fuel filter
has less than 1 hundred 20 thousand km
Started to notice it about a week ago, got progressively worse until I almost didn't make it home a couple nights ago. At that time I was traveling at approx 80km per hr. tranny was slipping from drive to neutral and back again as I was driving on the h...