1999 Ford Contour - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


Disconnect the camshaft position sensor electrical connector. Disconnect the coolant hoses and position to one side. Unscrew (3)bolts and remove the thermostat housing.

1999 Ford... | Answered on Mar 26, 2019 | 410 views

You had better recheck that timing belt it sounds like it is out of time by one tooth.

1999 Ford... | Answered on Sep 19, 2018 | 35 views

Below dash instrument panel, R16 ignition relay
98 Ford Contour SE Fuse Box Map
Fuse Panel Layout Diagram Parts: passenger side air bag, heater blower, interior lighting, heater blower motor, parking lamp, interior lighting, electric mirror, clock, wiper motor, ignition, reverse voltage protection, rear window defrost, engine management system, instrument panel illumination, radio, wiper motor, power windows, ABS module, backup lamp, brake lamp, door lock, main light, cigar lighter, electric seats,
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1999 Ford... | Answered on Mar 15, 2018 | 250 views

Usually the valve cover, unless the oil filter is there. In that case, it could be the oil pressure sensor.

1999 Ford... | Answered on Jan 08, 2018 | 54 views

when you take the car back for emissions test, try this trick. keep in a lowish gear with high revs when you take it. 9 times out of 10 this will work long enough to get it through the test

1999 Ford... | Answered on Jan 06, 2018 | 53 views

There is not a fuse just for the fuel gauge. If it's not working the sending unit in the fuel tank could be bad or the gauge it self is bad . Your best bet ,take it to a qualified repair shop.

1999 Ford... | Answered on Sep 15, 2017 | 62 views

The turn signal stalk probably needs replaced. All the control switches are in the stalk. We had a 1996 Ford Windstar with that problem.

1999 Ford... | Answered on Sep 15, 2017 | 46 views

If engine revs go high and no forward movement you most likely need a new transmission

1999 Ford... | Answered on Jul 11, 2017 | 74 views

Low oil level Cam timing improperly set Continuous oil flow to the Variable Camshaft Timing (VCT) piston chamber VCT solenoid valve stuck open Camshaft advance mechanism binding (VCT unit).

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probably the cam sensor, sometimes the sensor can get damaged or the plug gets dislodged when the timing belt is done. .

1999 Ford... | Answered on Jun 20, 2017 | 327 views

Check engine light on ? Have the codes read at a parts store , they do it for free , and they will suggest a part for you to buy . This may or may not fix the problem . Your best bet , take it to a ASE certified repair shop !

1999 Ford... | Answered on May 07, 2017 | 48 views

F21 40amp

1999 Ford... | Answered on May 02, 2017 | 29 views

Hello Malachi1962,

Check out the EXHAUST SYSTEM...

If the air/fuel cannot get out... the engine cannot run.

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1999 Ford... | Answered on Apr 25, 2017 | 52 views

Have a capasity test done on the Battery. A Good battery will read 12.6 volts or higher.

1999 Ford... | Answered on Mar 27, 2017 | 99 views

By A/C an heater not working , you mean the blower motor isn't running an pushing air through ducts an vents . Before replacing parts did you look at a diagnostic flow chart an check power an ground to the blower motor . We test not guess ! Videos on youtube for testing blower motor circuits . Blower Motor Problems Auto Repair Help

1999 Ford... | Answered on Sep 26, 2016 | 147 views

In all Fords of the 90's the biggest single reason the AC compressor doesn't kick in is because the refridgerant charge has leaked out due to a defective compressor shaft seal and the "O" rings connections of the AC line seals near the conndensor.

1999 Ford... | Answered on Aug 30, 2016 | 345 views

It is only advised to do the timing belt with these special tools. For best results, I strongly suggest paying an experienced professional to do this procedure.
Turn crankshaft clockwise. #1 & #4 cylinders are at (general) TDC when the woodruff key is straight up.
I have to say, this is not a job for someone who is not fully prepared. The system will only vary the timing 2 deg and this IS an INTERFERENCE ENGINE. Meaning, there will be catastrophic engine failure if the marks are misaligned, if the belt breaks or if the removal and installation service procedures are not strictly adhered to.
So, here is enough information to get you in real trouble ( in my opinion).



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1999 Ford... | Answered on May 26, 2016 | 165 views

No, if you have no overdrive, it's likely to be the solenoid, or an internal problem with the transmission such as burnt out clutch disks for 4th gear, or the servo. In those cases, a rebuild is in your future.

1999 Ford... | Answered on May 18, 2016 | 37 views

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