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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,500.00
Average Mileage:
150,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. having valves replaced and rebuild engine (1 reports)
1998 Ford Contour engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Ford Contour Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 032007

(reported on)

Contour 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

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

I noticed that when I drove, it would sometimes shut of at stop signs or when I was going slow. I also noted that it did it more in the rain. What I didn't know is that it was the timing belt slipping slightly.

This is just a warning to all of you out there that owns a car with a timing belt!!! Have it checked!!! It would have cost only $200 to replace the belt had I known that it needed it. Now it is costing $1,500 because when it breaks, it sends the valves through the motor.

- , Collins, GA, USA

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