Question about 1999 Ford Contour

1 Answer

While I was driving my 1999 ford contour se, I RPM gage began running at 5,000 and the speedometer jumped to 80 mph while I was in park. I then heard a low buzzing noise coming through my radio. My car would not start, the start would click but it would not turn over. I charged the battery and the vehicle started. Is the problem within the battery, the alternator or is it a computer chip?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 5 Answers

Start with changing the alternator. If it continues after that try to find a used computer from a wrecking yard. The ECM/computer is very expensive at the dealership and your local autopart store can't order them.

Posted on Sep 16, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get 2 Free calls (no credit card required) and instant help on almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, appliances, handyman, and even pets).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

74 VETTE WITH 350 zz4 ENGINE 62mph THE rpm's at 3,000 and screaming (red lie starts at 5,000) what is my gear ratio and what should it be for highway driving


Assuming the tires are close to standard (i.e., 275/60/R15), this means you probably have a 4.11 ratio rear end in your Corvette. This was a very popular ratio on Chevys for drag racing. For highway driving you would want a higher speed ratio, such as a 3.55 or 3.36 ratio (or even a 3.08), depending on what is available. which would give you 70 MPH, 75 MPH, or 80 MPH at 3000 rpm.
You'll need to change the speedometer driven gear in your transmission for your speedometer to be accurate if you change the gear ratio.

Aug 08, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

98 ford contour 2.5l standard trans shows mph in reverse and 40 mph at appr 5 mph


I had a '94 Subaru Legacy that would, without any warning, show extremely excessive speed readings (80 -90 mph.) when I was going only 30 - 40. I never did figure it out, but eventually it totally stopped doing that. I realize this is not an answer, but I suspected the speedometer cable, although I never confirmed it. That almost surely has to be the culprit. You might try and disconnect it, wait an hour or so , reconnect it and see what happens. Good luck !!!

Jun 04, 2016 | Ford Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

When im driving my 2000 ford contour 2.5 se after drining 15 minutes about on 55 and 65 mph the car starts jerking and rpm goes up and down and when i drive slow and stop the car rpm goes back to normal.


You might have a bad throttle position sensor that's going bad.You didn't say if you had a check engine light that's on or not.If there is then I would recommend that you have your local auto parts store retrieve the codes and and that will give you a better idea as to what the problem could be.Without actually being able to completely inspect all the necessary systems I would only be making a guess according the information that you provided to me.It sounds like a bad throttle position sensor

Apr 16, 2011 | 1998 Ford Contour

1 Answer

My 1999 Ford Contour can't run under 1/4 tank.


sounds like u need a new fuel sending unit

Jan 20, 2010 | 1999 Ford Contour

1 Answer

I have 2006 scion xb and when driving the rpm stays around3500-4000 when running 65 mph can it be modified to run lower rpm


3500 is about normal for an xb at 65 mph. My previous ride was a pickup and rolled at about 2000-2500 on the highway. But the XB's engine is way more "tightly wound". Your rpm gage should run at about half of of your speed...ie: 70 mph will be about 35 (3500) rpm, 80 mph will be about 40 (4000) rpm. Freaked me out when I first got the thing, but after researching it Ive found out that with a stock engine it actually runs more efficient at the higher RPM's. The 06 boxes won't redline until 6000 rpm, so unless you are driving 120 on a frequent basis you're good. You can probably have it modified to run lower, but you will lose the awesome gas mileage and overall it is not going to improve the way it runs, and would have no benefit............

Jan 14, 2010 | 2006 Scion xB

2 Answers

1998 Contour Speedometer, gas gage, odometer not working


check the relay for the dash gauges.

Robert

Sep 22, 2008 | 1999 Ford Contour

1 Answer

Speedometer


does it jumps to 20 and tyen go back to cero? or keeps at 20?

May 24, 2008 | 1998 Ford Contour

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Ford Contour Logo

185 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76649 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5537 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...