Question about 1997 Ford Contour
It blows water out when you start it and when it dose it over heats really quick
Probably a leaking head gasket, allowing pressure from a cylinder to get into the cooling system. The only cure is to replace the head gasket - radiator stop-leak compounds will NOT work!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 99 Taurus 3.0 Heater problem
You may need to remove the hoses from the heater core inlet an outlet and flush it directly, I saw these get plugged up on many cars like yours while I was a Ford technician, direct flush of the core cured the issue.
Posted on Sep 29, 2008
1) #1-4 pass side front to rear #5-8 drivers side front to rear
3)#1 is usually marked on cap wires go ccw
4) TDC #1 cyl you must remove the shorting plug before timing
it is located by the dist plug or the ignition module small gray plug
Posted on Dec 13, 2008
Is your temperature gauge working now? That is of more concern then your heater as you wouldnt know if your engine was overheating until its too late. Your heater core could be clogged, they get clogged quite easily. You can flush them or replace. The part is inexpensive but on some models you have to take out dash to replace them, but on other models it only takes about 30 mins and a few bolts.
Posted on Dec 17, 2008
check the transmission fluid level first and also when was last time you had a tranny service new fluid and filter because the screen could be plugged and not allowing the fluid to get to the torque converter also have the catalytic converter checked out
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
Sooooooo. The relay coil is drawing more current than the fuse can handle..... First guess is a short in the wire between the fuse and the relay coil. I would disconnect the wire that powers the solenoid relay coil. Then I would try (momentarily) clip leading a wire to the battery positive terminal - and touching the other end to the relay coil terminal connection. (Caution!! you are bypassing the factory wire and its associated fuse. If your temporary wire becomes hot - IMMEDIATELY remove it from the coil.) ------------------------However, I suspect that you will have the coil energized and that the engine will turn over....since the key is not in the ON position, the motor will not start.
If this works-then you know that the factory wire is touching the chassis somewhere... and you can either remove it and run another from the fuse to the coil terminal - or try to find the point of the short (good luck - and let me know)
Posted on Oct 06, 2009
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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
Fig. 4: Carefully separate the water outlet from the thermostat housing
Fig. 5: Remove the thermostat from the housing
Fig. 6: Make sure you replace the O-ring when installing a new thermostat
I hope this helps top solve it (remember comment and to rate this answer). Good luck.
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