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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.
in Belpre, OH on January 25, 2018
What seems to make the problem better or worse? timing belt broke
How long have you had this problem? 2 months
Tags: ford, contour
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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.

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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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