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My 2000 ford contour wont crank

It has fuel pressure and spark

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Its possible that your Safety Interlock is causing these problems. Look and see if the Brake lights come on when you press the Brake pedal. If they do not, it is a sure sign that the switch on the Brake pedal lever is either broken or misaligned. It is a common problem for a Drivers foot to hit this control switch.

Some models are designed to either fail to crank or fail to shift out of Park unless the Brake pedal is pressed. The switch at the top of the Brake pedal lever sends the signal for either sysstem to work.

The starter solenoid will get a "tickler" charge on the small wire to the solenoid. If you find that the Brake switch is working, then check this small wire to the Solenoid with a Voltmeter. It should show Voltage when the Brake pedal is pressed and the Ignition Key is held to the crank position.

Sometimes you can bypass the Starter solenoid with 1 battery jumper cable mounted to the Battery side of the Starter solenoid and briefly touched the jumper wire to the starter side of the Solenoid. Make sure the trans is out of gear if this is a stickshift.

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SOURCE: 97 ford contour V-6 cranks won't run

Open the air cleaner and look down into the intake while someone else is turning over the car. Is their gas or gasoline vapor being put into the engine or not?   If yes then I take a philips screw driver on the end of a spark plug wire while some one else is turning it over, to see if it has any spark.  I woudl gues 90% or all non start but cranking problems are going to be in one of these two areas. 

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SOURCE: 1997 ford contour wont start gets spark and fuel

Change out ignition moduel, tighten all grounds.

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SOURCE: 1999 ford contour that wont crank

You mean wont CRANK or CRANKS but WONT RUN???? 4 cyl or V6 auto or manual trans????????? The 8th VIN digit would be most helpful as there are 4 different engines for that car. Its really cheaper to check items before you replace them. The starter should have a smaller BLACK wire that should have power on it when trying to crank the car. You say it wont crank, then check the neutral switch on the trans. Try putting it in neutral to start it. If it has a manual trans, the clutch switch on the pedal may be bad. There is a starter relay in the fuse box under the hood that powers the starter, does it click if you turn the key to start? if it does then the relay is at least trying to work, but doenst mean the contacts inside are good, If it does not click, then the neutral switch may be bad.Check the BLACK/YELLOW wire at the trans switch, if it has power on it, the switch may be bad, ground that (Black/Yellow)wire and see if it cranks. I dont know if there are any other relays in the fuse box that you can swap for the starter relay for test purposes.

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SOURCE: replacing a fuel pump on a Ford Contour

Fuel Pump Module —Vehicles with Returnless Fuel System
Special Tool(s) Wrench, Sender Unit, Fuel Tank
310-065A (23-054) Removal
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  1. Remove the fuel tank.
  1. Using the special tool, remove the fuel pump locking ring.
  1. Remove the fuel pump module.
    • Rotate the pump counterclockwise to remove.
  1. Remove and discard the O-ring seal.
Installation
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  1. Install a new O-ring seal and locking ring.
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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