Ford Contour owners manuals
- Transmission Failure Common caused by Front Pump Failure
- Check Engine Light produced by Plugged EGR Passage
- Hi-amp alternator fuse at firewall can short out
- Reprogram PCM if the car hesitates after being parked for twenty minutes
- Loss Of Power, The Vehicle Dies
- Dashboard Peeling Away From Windshield
- Loses Gears
The Ford Contour and its rebadged Mercury version, the Mercury Mystique, are North American variants of the prime-generation Ford Mondeo, sold for model years 1995 to 2000, following the Mercury Topaz and Ford Tempo.
Stemmed straight from the Ford Mondeo Mk 1, the Contour and Mystique are based on the Ford CDW27 platform. In opposition to the original Ford (the 1981 Ford Escort), the Contour was redesigned slightly for American needs.While formally categorized as a mid-size vehicle, the Contour was between the smallest sedans in the class, with its inside dimensions becoming a subject of criticism.
The Contour and Mystique shared two powertrains with the Mondeo, a 125 hp 2.0 L inline-4 engine, and a 170 hp 2.5 L V6 engine. The 1.8L turbodiesel engine of the Mondeo was never marketed in North America. A five-speed manual transmission was by default with both engines, with a four-speed automatic allowed as an option.
Ford Contour known problems
Some of the common problems or complaints owners have about the Ford Contour are: