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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
112,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace corroded radiator hose (1 reports)
1997 Ford Contour cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1997 Ford Contour Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 282001

(reported on)


  • 112,000 miles


The car always run on the hot side of normal. It showed in the red on the temperature gauge and we had it towed to the Ford place, they put in two sensors, changed the spark plugs, and said that they checked the BRAKE hoses? That costs us almost $400. The day I drove it home, I parked and most of the antifreeze leaked out. We carefully drove it 3 miles to the nearest service station the next morning and the guy there found a corroded hose that connects to the radiator. Now don't you think that they should have checked that hose instead of the brake hose? We had to go to the ford place and they didn't have that exact hose, but generously gave us one to that would work to have installed at our expense. When we questioned them about it, they said that our receipt shows that they never checked that hose so they aren't liable for the repair. Now the car consistently runs on the L of normal, which is just a little too hot for my liking.

- , Mcgehee, AR, USA

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