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Does my 1999 ford contour lx have an interference or a non-interference engine?
1999 Ford Contour

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

(1999 Ford Contour)
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
2 answers & 2 comments
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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


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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)
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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


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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
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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....

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