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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
110,140 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
1996 Ford Contour engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Ford Contour Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 142007

(reported on)

Contour LX 2.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles


This car back fires, runs rough at a light, also at a light or stop the A/C blows barely. When the car gets up to speed it blows hard. The mechanic gave it a compression test which was good, it gets spark. The Mechanic 1st said the timing belt was put in wrong he put another one in and the car runs worse. Now he says it is an electrical problem...

- , Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #3

Jun 102005

(reported on)

Contour GL

  • 95,000 miles

Car jerks forward when you are driving. What can cause this?

- , Hatboro, PA, USA

problem #2

Aug 132003

(reported on)


  • 105,560 miles

Car runs roughly. Sounds like engine revving up when going slow or stopped. I've had some problems with it stalling out as well. This will be the third time in this summer that my car is in the shop. It's getting pretty spendy.

- , River Falls, WI, USA

problem #1

Aug 082003

(reported on)

Contour SE

  • 130,000 miles

jerks while diving/slow acceleration/smokes sometimes. i need to know what is wrong with it to have it serviced..can somebody help me please.

- , Sherman, TX, USA

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