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Ford Contour Transmission Failure Common Due to Front Pump Failure

Ford Contour Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1997, 1998, 2000

Average Mileage: 128,000 mi (126,000 mi - 130,000 mi)


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.

  • transmission hasnt failed yet, but does back up slow. course i think i caused it by getting stuck in a snowed over drive. but it does have high hum but only seems to when its really cold out so far and only when im not accelerating.

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  • Visitor, , 130,000 mi

    wont shift into drive at the drive position it seems as though it wants to go only in low but doesnt want to shift into drive unless a low speed is achieved and then can shift manually

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