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5.7

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,103 miles

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1998 Ford Contour engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Ford Contour Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #15

Mar 052001

(reported on)

Contour

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Engine blower motor switch has caused wire harness to burn. Ford has extended warranty on vehicle. However, vehicle has exceeded mileage.

- London Mills, IL, USA

problem #14

May 141998

Contour

  • miles
Vehicle stalls intermittently upon acceleration, braking, changing gears, while any traffic lights and while driving, the vehicle has been to the dealer on numerous occasion but the problem still has not been rectified, flywheel failed causing scratching noise. Nlm

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #13

May 141998

Contour

  • miles
Vehicle stalls intermittently upon acceleration, braking, changing gears, while any traffic lights and while driving, the vehicle has been to the dealer on numerous occasion but the problem still has not been rectified, flywheel failed causing scratching noise. Nlm

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #12

May 141998

Contour

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Vehicle stalls intermittently upon acceleration, braking, changing gears, while any traffic lights and while driving, the vehicle has been to the dealer on numerous occasion but the problem still has not been rectified, flywheel failed causing scratching noise. Nlm

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #11

Sep 012000

Contour

  • miles
While under warranty the engine light came on. Had it replaced. While under warranty had the rear main seal replaced. Just three weeks after that repair the oil light came on. I checked the oil level and found that it was at the proper level.I took it to the dealer who said I needed a new engine. Now I have appealed to Ford moter co. To replace the engine at their cost. It seems to me that the failure began under warranty but only manifested itself 3 weeks after the warranty period.

- Willow Grove, PA, USA

problem #10

May 192000

Contour

  • miles
Timing belt slipped off the vehicle. It had to be replaced five times already. When timing belts slipped vehicle shutdown.

- Ship Rock, NM, USA

problem #9

Sep 301999

(reported on)

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Enigine mounts broke while driving, causing the motor to fall on the steering shaft, which resulted in steering difficulties. Dealer has been contacted. Owner replaced the mount resting on the steering shaft at their expense. Ford would not repair at their cost.

- Falcon, MO, USA

problem #8

Oct 191998

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Oil pan gasket failed resulting in leakage. Mjs

- Unk, UN, USA

problem #7

May 061999

Contour

  • miles
Cam timing unit failed.

- Mount Hore, WI, USA

problem #6

Jul 161998

Contour 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Was driving vehicle about 40mph it stalled out for no reason. Had checked underhood, the timing belt broke. Also, the water pump & head gasket failed. Had the vehicle towed to dealer.

- Rehoboth Beach, DE, USA

problem #5

Jul 161998

Contour 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Was driving vehicle about 40mph it stalled out for no reason. Had checked underhood, the timing belt broke. Also, the water pump & head gasket failed. Had the vehicle towed to dealer.

- Rehoboth Beach, DE, USA

problem #4

Jan 281999

(reported on)

Contour

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Timing belt failed.

- Newark, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 281999

(reported on)

Contour

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Valve rocker arm cove failed.

- Newark, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 281999

(reported on)

Contour

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Camshaft sproket failed.

- Newark, CA, USA

problem #1

May 171998

Contour

  • miles
Whenever driving at different speeds the engine would lock up. Vehicle would buck before engine shuts down. Been to dealership at least 8 different times. Told no problem exists. Now needs parts for repair.

- Heuvelton, NY, USA

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