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1995 Ford contour SE V6. In the shop replacing engine,

I am having the engine in my 1995 Ford Contour SE 2.5 Duratech replaced. He installed it and connected everything and My Machinc says that the car wont start. what could be the most common problem? Why it wont start. he says the Engine turns and the check engine light comes on.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    u are paying him so have him go over his work, does it have spark? does it have fuel pressure? did he do the timing belt right, I have no way of knowning any of this from a keyboard.



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The most common failed start is ignition spark, usually forgot to hook it up, this is controlled by the ignition module and the crank sensor, second most common is fuel. Has your mechanic fixed it yet? if not check the three basics- air-fuel-fire, one them is missing.

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Check this procedure for 1995 Ford Contour 2.0L MFI DOHC 4cyl...

2.0L Engine (see Figures 1 through 6)


Fig. 1: Remove the coolant recovery tank hose from the water outlet


Fig. 2: Remove the upper radiator hose from the water outlet


Fig. 3: Remove the three retaining bolts for the water outlet


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Where is the fuel filter located on a 1997 contour gl

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2000 Ford contour se Alternator replacement question

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SECTION 414-02: Generator and Regulator 2000 Contour/Mystique Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Generator —Vehicles with 2.0L Engine Removal
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