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8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,950.00
Average Mileage:
106,333 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. floor it from stop till 15mph let off gas wait for the shift (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. rebuilt transmission (1 reports)
1998 Ford Contour transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Ford Contour Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 142011

Contour LX 2.0L 4-CYL

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,000 miles

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

(automatic tranny) at +/-99,000mi, lost reverse "almost" completely... I checked the fluid (fine) and had it flushed, to no avail. I'm driving it now, but what an awful deal!

- , Rolla, MO, USA

problem #2

Nov 082006

Contour SE 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

I lost middle gear in this three speed transmission right at 100,000 miles. Someone had put the wrong transmission fluid in the vehicle before I purchased it, now I have been living with a broken tranny for a year and a half. I figured out a way to still drive it without putting money into buying a new transmission. I take the overdrive off, gas on it until about 15MPH, let off the gas and wait for the shift. Then I'm ok the go. It took a little getting used to but I've put over 16,000 miles on it since the tranny has gone out with nothing else happening.

- , Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jul 312006

(reported on)

Contour

  • 120,000 miles

I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT I DIDN'T HAVE THE CAR A GOOD THREE MONTHS BEFORE I FOUND MYSELF STUCK IN THE PARKING LOT WITH NO FORWARD DRIVE.

THEN TO FIND OUT THAT IT WAS TO COST ME TWO/THIRD THE PRICE I PAYED FOR THE USED CAR ($4200.00). PLUS $780.00 FOR RENTAL AND $240.00 FOR GAS. BECAUSE MY AUTO MACHINES TOOK HIS GO OLD TIME FINDING ME A TRANSMISSION.

SO I GET THE CAR BACK TO FIND THAT I HAVE NO AC BECAUSE A SCREW HEAD IN THE MOUNTING BRACKET FOR MY AC CONDENSE BUST THE SEAM. SO I AM RIDING DOWN THE STREET AND I START TO HEAR A METAL TAPPING SOUND AND THEN THE ENGINE START TO SHAKE AND KNOCK. I GET THE CAR HOME CALL THE MACHINE AND HE TELLS ME THAT THEIR IS A PROBLEM WITH A VACUUM LINE AND THAT HE HAS TO PUT A SMOKE TEST ON IT TO SEE WHICH LINE IT IS.

THE CAR IS IN THE SHOP AGAIN AND I DON'T HAVE A CLUE WHATS WRONG OTHER THEN I FEEL I HAVE BEEN F*CKED ROYAL BY THE USED CAR DEALER AND THEIR MACHINE. THANK YOU ,

CONTOUR.

- , Westminster, MD, USA

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