Close
Car Questions
RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

Does my 1999 Ford Contour LX have an interference or a non-interference engine?

(1999 Ford Contour)
in Belpre, OH on January 25, 2018
How can I know for sure if my 1999 Ford Contour LX has an interference or a non-interference engine? It has the 2.0 DOHC engine.
What seems to make the problem better or worse? timing belt broke
How long have you had this problem? 2 months
Tags: ford, contour
Displaying 2 answers & 2 comments
Popular Answer
on January 25, 2018
Ford

• 1.3L Non-Interference
• 1.6L DOHC Non-Interference
• 1.6L SOHC Interference
• 1.8L Non-Interference
• 1.9L Non-Interference
• 2.0L DOHC (Contour, Escape, Focus, Mystique, ZX2 & 1999-2002 Cougar) Non-Interference
• 2.0L DOHC (Probe) Interference
• 2.0L Diesel Interference
• 2.0L SOHC Gasoline (Escort, Focus & Tracer) Non-Interference
• 2.0L SOHC Gasoline (Capri, Pinto & Ranger) Non-Interference
• 2.2L Interference
• 2.3L Diesel Interference
• 2.3L SOHC Gasoline Non-Interference
• 2.4L Diesel Interference
• 2.5L SOHC 4 Cyl. Non-Interference
• 2.5L V6 Non-Interference
• 3.0L SOHC Interference
• 3.0L & 3.2L SHO Non-Interference
• 3.3L Interference


Sign in to reply
on January 25, 2018
Did the timing belt break on your engine? .. IF that’s the case - *1999 Contour* shouldn’t have sustained any internal engine damage.

(Just in case you’re being told otherwise)
on January 25, 2018
2.0L and the 2.5L are interference engines,the 6 cylinder has chains
Sign in to reply
on January 25, 2018
i worded that answer incorrectly... the 4 cylinder 2.0L Vin 3 engine is an interference engine,and the 2.5L 6 cylinder engines have chains,(Vin G and L). these letters are the 8th digit of the 17 digit Vin number....
Get a repair estimate
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 2,000 quality certified locations nationwide.
Or interested in getting a repair? Find a Shop

Similar Questions

View answers to similar questions from RepairPal's community of auto experts and enthusiasts.
I have owned a 2008 accord for 10 years without ever questioning the sound of the MOTOR, as it was quiet. i recently...
I lease a 2016 toyota scion ia, and have had the battery die on me twice, have no idea why, luckily in my driveway an...
Didn't find what you were looking for?