2000 Ford Contour - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


Oil pressure sensor or switch has to be connected to the main oil gallery and it is generally most convenient screwed into the oil filter head or the gallery side of the cylinder block - you omitted to say whether your car has an oil pressure gauge?
If there is a gauge the light might be switched by the gauge itself or if the gauge is electronic and computer driven, the computer might be switching on the light.

It is worth checking the vehicle handbook or a wiring diagram to be certain what you have and how it works.
Some vehicles are no longer fitted with an oil pressure light and other vehicles have a light for the oil pressure and another for temperature and/or oil filter blockage.

Low oil pressure light on shouldn't be taken lightly and if a replacement switch/sender doesn't cure it, you should have an oil pressure test carried out asap.

2000 Ford... | Answered on Oct 11, 2019 | 41 views


It's under the right side rear door unscrew the clamp and use fuel line separators to get the front line off push in and pull out the line on the back there's a clip you push out

2000 Ford... | Answered on Feb 04, 2018 | 170 views


Your high side pressure is to high. The refrigerant needs to be operating at the right pressures in order for the air-con to function properly:

If the pressure is too low, there is risk of compressor damage in addition to lack of cooling
If the pressure is too high, the effectiveness of cooling diminishes at the very least
To avoid hitting issues related to this, modern air-conditioning circuits are equipped with a pressure switch/sensor. Its job is to protect the system from self-destruction by preventing the AC from running under the wrong conditions.

2000 Ford... | Answered on Jan 17, 2018 | 27 views


Does the gas cap have suction when you unscrew it? It could also be a vacuum leak somewhere.

2000 Ford... | Answered on Dec 21, 2017 | 156 views


It sounds like trans problem but a throttle position sensor would be the part that you are gingerly feathering to get results. This is a part attached to the side of the metal air horn and you can use a Websearch to see how to replace that part. Find out if the parts store would let you return that electrical part if it does not immediately fix your problem. It is a start and is a lower priced part if you did not need it,

Some of the electric shift problems can be from plug-ins that connect the wires to the transmission, or internal trans problems. Check trans fluid levels. If high mileage clean fluid and filter change in trans would possibly help.

There are some designs in electric controls that even a burned out light bulb in the dash can change the electric values that affect shifting in a 4 wheel drive.

2000 Ford... | Answered on Dec 09, 2017 | 66 views


Was draw test done with engine hot ?

2000 Ford... | Answered on Nov 20, 2017 | 117 views


Hey DonAld, these are not hard to replace..( I do not know which engine you have..it makes a difference!! ).. take a PICTURE of where the current TPS os positioned and located... the radial (adjustment) location IS critical!!..
here is a link to Autozone, ...O'Reilly's, and Advance Auto should have one too..

Ford Contour Throttle Position Sensor TPS

https://www.oreillyauto.com/shop/ignition---tune-up-16776/engine-sensors-17084/throttle-position-sensor-12043/2000/ford/contour?q=tps

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2000 Ford... | Answered on Sep 15, 2017 | 95 views


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

2000 Ford... | Answered on Aug 01, 2017 | 184 views


Did you check to see if you wired it the same way you removed it? Make sure you are wiring it the exact same way as it was initially.

2000 Ford... | Answered on Jun 09, 2017 | 30 views


I would say you have some other problem .I really don't think you could get even two bad sensors . I could tell you better if i knew the codes . high and a low voltage codes are referring to a circuit problem usually . This sounds like a problem with a relay contacts stuck closed .Thier are two relays

2000 Ford... | Answered on May 05, 2017 | 60 views


How many miles are on the car. It sounds like it is going into limp home mode in the computer. If that is the problem you may have a catalytic converter that is plugged or nearly plugged. If the cat gets plugged if won't allow fuel to be pulled into the engine and causes it to stall. Have you ran a scanner on the car to check for trouble codes.

2000 Ford... | Answered on Apr 13, 2017 | 64 views


Your best bet , take an have a fuel pressue an flow test done . If you think it's fuel related . I'm sure you probably don't have the tool's to do these tests. We test , not guess as to what could be the problem . If clogged fuel filter it wouldn't get any fuel an it wouldn't start an run at all .

2000 Ford... | Answered on Mar 01, 2017 | 111 views


Hi Donald IM AL the owner of Big As Auto Repair.

Donald this is very easy to do, just unplug the connector, take the to screws out holding the sensor, pull it out and replace the new one. That's it, no adjustments necessary, your done! Hope this helps and please visit my auto-repair-website at: http://www.bigasautorepair.com/

2000 Ford... | Answered on Feb 07, 2017 | 74 views


On the 2.5 liter V6, it's just below the front cylinder bank valve cove

2000 Ford... | Answered on Jan 11, 2017 | 83 views


1. check fuse.
2. change bulbs.
still not working, remove housing around shifter and see if connection has come loose that operated the reverse lights.

2000 Ford... | Answered on Dec 29, 2016 | 33 views


There's a way to install a magnet in the column at the ignition to allow the key to work. My son did it on a 2000 Ford Focus and it worked fine. I do not know the details but surely a search would turn it up? don-ohio (:^)

2000 Ford... | Answered on Dec 06, 2016 | 54 views


when you are looking at it there is a "black" nub sticking out (i think on the side towards the steering wheel) try to pull or push this nob and pull down on the fuse box assembly

2000 Ford... | Answered on Oct 11, 2016 | 76 views

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