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.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2000 Ford Contour
2000 Ford Contour
2000 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.
2000 Ford Contour Recalls (Recent)
RepairPal Expert Overview:
An incorrect label concerning activation of the childproof safety locks was installed on the driver's side rear door. If the driver follows the current directions, the door may open from the inside. Owners will be provided with a replacement label and installation instructions.
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES, LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AND MINI VANS EQUIPPED WITH TRW SEAT BELT BUCKLE ASSEMBLIES. THE BUCKLE BASE OF THESE SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES WERE NOT PROPERLY HEAT TREATED AND THEREFORE DO NOT PASS THE LOAD BEARING REQUIREMENT OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 209, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES."Learn more »
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES NOT EQUIPPED WITH THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS). A PRESSURE CONSCIOUS REDUCING VALVE (PCRV) IN THE REAR BRAKES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CORROSION AND RESULT IN MALFUNCTION, WHEN OPERATED IN AREAS THAT USE SALT COMPOUNDS ON THE ROADWAY FOR DE-ICING OR DUST CONTROL.Learn more »
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES BUILT WITH AN INCORRECT POWER BRAKE BOOSTER AND MASTER CYLINDER ASSEMBLY.Learn more »
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: BI-FUEL VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE A FUEL TANK FILLER PIPE GROMMET THAT COULD HAVE BEEN DAMAGED DURING THE INSTALLATION OF THE BI-FUEL SYSTEM. IF THE GROMMET IS DAMAGED, FUEL COULD LEAK. FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD RESULT IN A FIRE. DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL TANK FILLER PIPE GROMMET.Learn more »
2000 Ford Contour Questions and Answers
I just bought a used 2000 svt contour and it stalls somtimes at stop signs what could be the reason?Ijust changed plugs!!
my alternator went out and i replaced it and now when running air condition car misses and have loss of power when driving like it boggs down also when air is off seems to miss and hesitate?changed...
losing water daily but cant find where its leaking or going. no hose leaks, not in the oil , no signs of leaks on the block. and no dampness inside from the heater core..Where is my coolant going. ...
Drove car 12/04/09
started up fine drove it home came out the morning would not start.Motor turns its like not getting fuel maybe timing belt not sure.Please Help thank you.Joseph
2000 Ford Contour Reviews
my 2000 ford contour has a problem the gas tank has gas in it when im driving down street gas gauge will go all the way to empty and gas light will come on what is wrong with my car
can't the car out of park, car is running, brake is applied
I love my car, I've had it for almost 3 years, when I got her, she had 124,242 miles on her, now she's got 175,190! I know that's alot of miles to put on a car, but she's hanging in there, and I've had no major problems! Love my car!