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2000 Ford Contour Acceleration Probs between 40-55 mph

2000 Ford Contour, starting at about 40 mph, engire speeds up and slows pretty much on it's own when foot is on the pedal. Sometimes rather violently. Feelsvery much like a poorly performing cruise control. Have had timing belt replaced, tuneup done. Trans appears to be fine after checking.

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  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    at speeds of 38ish 40 and just under 50 mph starts to shake and studder

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    just repalaced timing belt and pully ser..it ran great for a week..could the belt went out alreadt..tries to start but has small backfire.

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Transmission was initially misdiagnosed as being ok. The problem was the "range sensor", which showed up on the transmission shops diagnostic computer on a second look.

Replacement of the range sensor solved the problem. This was a $150.00 fix. Unfortunately a lot of other cash was spent because of the initial miss.

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

  • montehammons Dec 26, 2013

    Nice comeback on that.

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