1997 Ford Contour Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Ford Contour
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1997 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.
Transmission problems are common in this model, often as a result of a failed front pump. The pump loses its ability to create hydraulic pressure, which an automatic transmission needs to function. A sign of front pump failure can be a whine type noise.
1997 Ford Contour QuestionsCar doesn't start if cluch goes out does that keep it from starting? (2 answers)
Car rocks back & forth when u try to start cluch feels like it's gone is that what is causing it not to start?
97 ford contour will run for a little then die then after you wait like 10 minutes you can start it again. Sometimes I can drive long distances