speedometer quit working what do i need to do to fix this problem?

When I go around a curve to the right it sounds light a loud rubbing noise. It does't do it in turning to the right or anyother time.

i am getting po171 and p1405 check engine. codes i looked up what they mean but can any direct me in what might be a common problem with these contours causing these codes. The car will sputter on take off if you push down on gas hard but if you barely push its ok.

car starts up fine and seems to shift into gear ok?but wont engage

I just bought a 1999 Ford Contour and after I brought it home and turned it off or whatever I came back out to drive it and my key wouldn't turn in the ignition. The key won't budge forward or backwards. I tried resetting the system by unplugging the battery, but that didn't work. How do I fix this?

the gauage reads close to the 2nd m on the word mormal on the gauage, when the engine is running.it will get almost close too the line on the high side of the ( mormal running temp ) next too the hot and then the fan will kick on and bring it back down to the same place it started. also if you let it idle it will get hot.

It looks to me like I have to take out part of the exhaust system in order to change out the oil pan. Is this the case, or is there an easier method?

if your ac fan relay is bad on a 96 ford contour will it make the electric fan not work at all even if the ac isnt on because the fan works when connected direct but wont unless. and i have changed the temp sensor that controls the fan and the water coolant sensor that controls the gauge and checked my wiring in between and its all good so im confused on why my fan wont turn on unless connected direct or unless you unplug the temp sensor and it reads fail safe mode and kicks on

transmitter opens doors but will not open trunk. batteries are brand new. hear low click in or under glove box. any ideas? bought car new in 2000 and it's running good. thanks for any help.

I have a major power drain which kills the (new) battery after sitting for 2 or more days. I connected a test light to negative battery cable and the other end to the negative battery post, i then proceded to pull out every fuse and relay, no change. The alternator is good, I even disconnected the computer and their is still a draw. I'm rightly stumped. Any help would be appreciated thank you.

My turn on light in the the back are not working but when i pulls the brake the are on and when i get off the brake they are off again do i have a wire problem with my night turn on light are what?

I am at a stop sign or a stop light it will cut off and I have to re-start the car. Whenever the car is not in motion it will shut down. what could be wrong with it

It happen when I hit a speed bump

I was wondering if this engine is a interference or non interference engine? Also timing belt component kit, or just a belt? Are their any seals that should be changed on this engine the same time as the belt replacement? The water pump should be changed same time as well?

i have a 96 ford contour that the electric fan wont work on and the temp gauge goes instantly to hott but the car isnt over heating i currently have fan directly wired on all the time and been driving every day. Where is pcm located on this car could it be bad. the electric fan only works when temp sensor above thermostat is unplugged
check engine codes po117 and po118 are showing but all sensors have been changed

How much to replace or rebuild the transmission in a 2000 Ford Contour

I have a strange problem with my ford contour. when I drive at a normal speed it drives okay. But if I come to a sudden start and begin to pick up speed the car jerks through the first and second gears. then it drives normal but when I come to another stop and begin to pick up speed it jerks through the first and second gears. Now when I come to a complete stop and turn the engine off and start the car It drives okay through the first and second gear.
Also I noticed the check engine light on. So I had it check out and the code showed P1744.
Can someone please help. Thanks In advance

The Brake Light and the ATS light on the dashboard are ON .
Things done so far :
Checked the battery
replaced front rotors, brake pads
Replaced brake Fluids .
Checked Engine Codes no codes displayed .
Please suggest a good repair shop to fix this issue . I took it to the TireKingdom and they couldn't figure it out .

Door will not unlock, with/without remote. Tried to manually unlock, still door will not open. You can hear a loc/unlock noise, but nothing. All other doors okay


when you turn thekey on you hear a senting noise ,then thecar is running you turn it off it will not start again when it has warmed up and you do not the sending sound to the fuel whats wrong

how often to change belt

how much would it cost to fix a P0430 code to pass emissions?

where is the fuse box

every time i stop the car cuts off

my ford contour the 2 front windows and the back passenger window behind the driver quit working the front passenger window is stuck down. the rear window on the right works what coulnd this be is it a fuse the motor or the switch on the door please help

were is pcv value located on this engine??Thanks..Gene Sheppard

Power steering leak started out slow. Just needed to a few ounces every couple of days. Leak gradually increased. Now I need to add 8 ounces every time I drive. It puddles on the floor about a foot right of the left front tire. One repairman said it was the rack and pinion because it it leaking from inside the boot. The steering on the car drives fine as long as there is fluid in the car. When it starts to run low, steering stiffens. Then I add more. It is starting to get expensive adding all that fluid to find it on the ground when I stop. Does this sound like I need to have the whole rack replaced? Could it possibly be a seal, gasket, or line? The car is 12 years old. I hate to invest that much into a repair, but at the same time I can't afford a new car.


why does the brake light switch has power feed going and coming out when I press the brake pedal,yet my brake light does not work. The third brake light in the window works. Can you provide me with a wiring schematics to help me find this problem? Can this be lack of ground or open circuit somewhere?

After driving the car for 20-30 min the fan stops running; the temp gauge goes past mid-day but not into hot