1999 Ford Contour Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Ford Contour
- why would the transmission shift into a lower gear for no apparent cause
- Where is the fuel pump located? Do i have to drop the gas tank?
- It had been running bad, felt like the air was getting sucked out. My timing
- i bought this car 6 weeks ago without keys i have ignition swith out but still
- Sometimes car will start then die...
1999 Ford Contour Problems
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.
1999 Ford Contour Questions
Belt broke, had it replaced. Now its running rough, from pocket diagnostics I thought it needed the Master Air Flow Sensor replaced but once installed its not the problem. Any idea what it could be?
conected turn with screwdriver all excess. come on no starter i found starter hot and got starter turn with ignition on not fireing can i hotwire temporarily please tell me how i understand fuel plusfire plus compression = vroom vroom whitch wires please
1999 Ford Contour Recalls
1999 Ford Contour Reviews
the battery will not hold a charge. some times it will run for a few days or 100 miles or better, then stop with a dead battery. checked for a circuit fault none found. alternator is the suspect but can't understand why it will run the 100 miles or better then the next time it won't last 10 miles on a fresh charge..
my car cant pass the smog they told me it is running lean what does that mean? And what is involved in fixing the problem?
Love my 1999 SE! Bought it with 129K, now has 180+. Still gets excellent gas mileage. Preventative maintenance is key! Still have a tough time understanding why a timing belt would be designed to be replaced every 45K, but if caught before breaking, $300 not bad cost every two years. Had a 1995 that was put down after 400K+ miles on it. When the 1999 became available, bought it without even ...