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Average Mileage:
83,016 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

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1998 Ford Contour transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Ford Contour Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 102007

Contour LS 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


the motor revs up and down after i start it...while it's in park and i'm not touching the gas pedal. it also does it when i drive down the road and sometimes shuts off when i come to a stop.

- , Mccleary, WA, USA

problem #3

Dec 012009


  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

The transmission shifts hard in first and second gear after the car heats up. It has been in the shop 6 weeks. Solenoid was replaced, drum was replaced and still not fixed.

- , Harrodsburg, KY, USA

problem #2

Apr 012008

Contour V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,952 miles

Works fine until the car heats up and then from a stopped position, when it surges into 1st gear. This does not happen in any other gear.

- , Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

problem #1

Apr 152007

(reported on)

Contour LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,114 miles

This is a repeat of a problem that I thought Ford had already fixed. Again, while driving on the highway (110-120 kms/hr) the car started rev'ing the engine, accelerating and then shifting hard. This happened after I had just filled the car up (not sure if there's any connection).

- , Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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