Question about 1998 Ford Contour
My sister has a 98 Ford Contour. On her way to work battery light came on and then she started losing gauges. We thought Alternator...then battery....then cables. We have replaced all of the above and it still will not work. Someone recommended the computer which we replaced from salvage. And it still will not run. What could it be??
I dont know if yours is a 4 or 6 cyl. On the back of the motor by the firewall there is a 175 amp mega fuse inline on the positive cable comming from the battery. On the 4 cyl it is below the air box center of the back of the motor. On the 6 cyl, it is below the coil pack on the center back of the motor. Be sure to disconnect the negitave battery cable before you attempt this. There is a 3 inch long cover you pop off and you will see it. It takes a 10mm socket to unbolt it. Remove the fuse and ohm it out, if there is no continuity, you have a bad fuse, replace it. I have had 3 people replace their bats and alts ($350 in parts) just to find out it still had the problem. An $8 fuse. Good luck and hope this helps..
Posted on Jul 26, 2008
IM HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM ON MY 1998 CONTOUR SVT. tHE ALTERNATOR IS AT 11VOLTS AND IS NOT CHARGING. My LIGHTS ARE DIMMINGA T NIGHT AND MY RADIO SHUTS OFF. wHAT SHOULD I CHECK FIRST BEFORE I WAISTE MY MONEY.
Posted on Oct 21, 2009
I recently had a problem like this where i replaced my battery and alternator, the alternator would not charge my battery even though both were new. All i did to fix it was replace any and all FUSES that were burnt out. IT WORKED. Try doing that.
Posted on Jul 23, 2008
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