I had the same question for a 96 contour. found the answer by calling my local Ford dealer parts dept and asking them if it was an interference or non interference engine.
1---2---3---4 front of Contour
No. The chipped ignition key did not start until the 1998 model year and was only on the 6 cylinder Contour and Mystique. (I've got a '97 6 cylinder Contour that seems to have a chip in the key.)
1-----2-----3 4-----5-----6 front of Ford Contour
First of is it a 4 or V6???
Replace, flush, or repair, depending on what the problem is.
I was looking at fordparts.com and for the 1995 Ford Contour 2.0 liter four cylinder it shows ( Motorcraft RT-1150 , a 190 * F thermostat )
It either has the ( 4 cylinder that is 2.0 liters ) or the ( 6 cylinder which is 2.5 liters )
at the top of each wheel cylinder
The 2.0 L - DOHC - 4 cylinder engine in a 2000 Ford Contour has a timing belt
Worn out gear. You need a mechanic !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In a 1999 Ford Contour : The 2.0 litre four cylinder engine has ( 2 cam shafts on top of the cylinder head ) The 2.5 litre V6 engine has ( 2 camshafts on top of each cylinder head so there are 4 camshafts )
Code P0171 means System to lean (bank 1)
According to the 1999 Ford Contour Owner Guide : With engine oil filter change : The 2.0 litre four cylinder engine takes : ( 4.5 U.S. quarts of 5W-30 )
For a 1998 Ford Contour ( in North America ) Either the 2.0 L four cylinder or the 2.5 L , V6 engine
I was looking at the 1998 and 2000 Contour SVT supplements and in both it shows the 2.5 liter V6 engine
A 2000 Ford Contour ( in North America ) Has either a 2.0 litre four cylinder or a 2.5 litre V6 engine
the four cylinder ford contour.
The transmission drain plug on a 1999 Ford Contour 4 cylinder engine is located on the front of the transmission, behind the engine. It is used to remove the oil fluid during fluid changes.
( Yes ) according to the Gates website ( they make timing belts etcetera ) the 2.0 liter four cylinder engine in a 1998 Ford Contour IS NOT an interference engine
I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY CONTOUR AND IT ENDED UP BEING THAT THE FUEL INJECTORS WERE LEAKING DOWN INTO MY CYLINDER THEREFOR "FLOODING IT OUT"
The 4 cly is on the bottom of the transmission .
Under the mass air flow by where the belt is
the engine's timing is computer controlled. What timing specs are you looking for. What engine is it? 2.0l VVT engine?