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The timing belt on my '99 Contour just broke. I had it replaced along with the tensioner by a Ford dealer....but now the engine falters under moderate to hard acceleration. Prior to the timing belt breaking, the car had absolutely no issues with the engine faltering.

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  • David Hoffman Jan 30, 2012

    Turns out one or more of the the spark plug wires got fouled with engine oil during the replacement of the timing belt. A new set of wires and the faltering issue went completely away.

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Let them re install it ,
I think it is one tooth backwards.
you need to do a timing test with a dynamo dyno lap top computer hooked up to the engine computer. the dealership for ford will do it let them know.
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Posted on Sep 10, 2009

Testimonial: "Thanks for the feedback! I questioned the mechanic as to the chances of the belt being off slightly. You can guess what the answer was..best regards"

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