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I have a bifuel 2000 Ford Contour with 48k miles on it. The problem is it will not start on CNG when it is cold, about 35F or less. I have to start it on gasoline and then usually when it warms up I am able to get it to start on CNG. It started fine on CNG throughout the summer but the weather is cooling down and I'm starting to see the problem again. Could it be the CNG filter? If so, how do I change it?

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That is a common issue with CNG..sorry...

Posted on Aug 01, 2017

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I have a 2000 F250 with Powerstroke and my buddy has a 02 with same engine. Both of us have had the same problem. There are two coils (look like starter coils) on top of the engine that can be seen from the passenger side of the truck. The shorter of the two, has to do with supplying voltage to the glow plugs. When this coil gets older, it breaks down causing a higher resistance in the circuit. Which reduces the volts that the glow plugs see. In turn resembles a problem with the plugs. My buddy and I changed the coils and both trucks start like new. The part cost $80-$90. and can be changed in less than 5 minutes. Glow plugs are a lot bigger job and more expensive.

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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I also have a 2000 CNG Contour, and my fuses are bolted to the driver side strut tower under the hood. It is between the strut tower and the power brake booster. The fuses are covered with a black rubber boot, and the rubber boot is secured with a small zip tie. Just cut the zip tie, remove cover and you will find a few fuses.

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Posted on Oct 08, 2009

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SOURCE: 98 Ford Contour CNG does not switch to CNG, stays on gasoline

The older CNG Contours are prone to "compuvalve" failure. The compuvalve is the system that injects natural gas into the engine instead of gasoline. If the unit dies, your CNG light will not come on, and the car will default to gasoline.

You could check and see if the CNG fuses are blown. They are located on the driver side strut tower brace, between the strut tower and the power brake booster.

The fuses are covered with a black rubber boot, that is secured with a small black ziptie. Cut the ziptie and you shoud find 2 fuses. These are the fuses for the CNG system and compuvalve.

Posted on Oct 24, 2009

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Does the engine crank but just not start? Or... are you cycling the ignition switch without trying to crank the engine? Based on the information you have given, I would first guess that the fuel pump may be going out. I say this because when you first turn the key on the pump primes the engine with pressurized fuel. If the pump is getting old, it may take a few power cycles to get it going. You can test this theory by having somebody listen near the rear of the car while you turn the key on for the first time. The fuel pump make a faint, yet distinctive high pitch noise that can be heard when you turn the key on. Try that first. Next thing you would try is checking the relays for proper function... starting with the fuel pump relay. Good luck.

Posted on Dec 09, 2009

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check your glow plug relay! located on the right side head

Posted on Mar 19, 2010

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Hi,looking for 98 contour CNG compuvalve repair information


don't worry about taking the valve apart it is mechanically simple. The electronic in the valve are beyond the replace what looks bad type fix.
I need a good used compuvalve if you know of one call let me know.
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I have 2000 ford contour with cng where are the


I also have a 2000 CNG Contour, and my fuses are bolted to the driver side strut tower under the hood. It is between the strut tower and the power brake booster. The fuses are covered with a black rubber boot, and the rubber boot is secured with a small zip tie. Just cut the zip tie, remove cover and you will find a few fuses.

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My 2000 ford contour just yesterday started getting sluggish, eas having problems getting past 50 miles per hour.like when you pull something with your truck up hill.. then today we drove it to town this...


First try changing the fuel filter. It is extremely easy and costs about 12 dollars at Wal-mart. If that doesn't work than try changing the fuel pump itself. Little more costly but still pretty simple to do.

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