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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
159,500 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1996 Ford Contour engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Ford Contour Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 082005

(reported on)

Contour GL

  • 159,500 miles


I have had this car for the past 6 months. For the last 2 months, it has been a pain in the ass. It stalls at stop lights and I can't even ride with the air on because the car stalls out. It seems like I can't even get rid of it. I've tuned it up several times and I have replaced oxygen sensors. I'm afraid to put it in the shop because the mechanic will probably tell me that I will need an engine and I am not ready to do that. If anyone has ANY suggestions PLEASE help me out, or better yet, buy my car from me!

- , Fayetteville, NC, USA

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