I have a 1995 contour with the same exact problem. The autoshop said it was some type of temperature sensor. It cost me $58.00. They said there was only two sensors that it would affect. They changed them both. I also changed the water pump and thermostat. It still appears to be warm, but it's nothing compard to what it used to be. I also had the same problem, and replaced my engine twice cause the mechanics didn't find the right problem...the water pump was to blame on my 2nd engine, and when it overheated, it warped the very thin and weak head cover, so if you are still running warm, you might want to check your gaskets, and your water pump. The more you overheat, the higher your risk of warping your head, and they cannot be shaved, they have to be replaced. Your cylinders may also become scored, so check your spark plugs for anitfreeze. Contours do tend to run warm, just beaware of your temperatures, a new engine cost over $3000 CDN plus labour.
have you checked the fuses?
Blown fuse, bad fan motor, or defective Thermal Relay.
Low coolant, stuck thermostat, blown headgasket (from overheating BEFORE) or a damaged (rusted) water pump.
Ford Contour was created in 1995.
The curb weight of a 1995 Ford Contour is 2769 pounds.
Locate pcv valve on 1995 ford contour
They are almost identical. If the style of contour is the same, i would say yes. IE - Contour GL.
yes it will fit
The Mercury Villager and Nissan Quest are basically the same vehicle. The radiator is cooled by an electric fan and thermostat. If either of these are malfuntioning, that could be the cause. Otherwise, all of the normal things such as low coolant, bad water pump, clogged radiator, bad radiator hoses, bad thermostat,and incorrect timing could all cause the engine to overheat.
You need to take it to a Repair shop and have them scan the computor. A lean condition will cause it and will also damage the catalytic converter.
The transmission plug on a 1995 Ford Contour is located on the side of the pan. It allows for fluid to be quickly drained during maintenance.
MOST LIKELY IT NEEDS TO BE TENSIONED PROPERLY OR, THE TENSIONER IS FAULTY.ALSO OVER TIME THE BELTS STRECHES AND NEEDS REPLACEMENT.
They are available online. Do a google search for "Contour wiring diagram".
What would cause the 1995 Nissan Pathfinder not to go in forward or reverse?
yes. but there are several other things that can cause it to overheat. not enough coolant, bad belt, radiator blocked, bad thermostat,bad water pump to name a few.
Yes , a 1995 Ford Contour should have a heater core . It is used to warm the air ( if necessary ) that comes in to the passenger compartment of the vehicle
DAngelo: I had this problem with my 97 Contour. The problem was that the water pump needed replacing. The rod in the center of the water pump was actually slipping, so sometimes the pump would be functioning and cooling, and other times not, so my heat gage would go up and down. Fortunately my mechanic had seen this before. ford contours are known for their crappy water pumps you can get an upgraded pump with metal impellors instead of the stock plastic
In the fuel tank
I'm not a mechanic / technician but I would say ( no ) According to the Gates website ( they make timing belts etcetera ) the 2.0 liter four cylinder engine in a 1995 Ford Contour ( IS NOT AN INTERFERENCE ENGINE )
You Need To Take This One To A Good Garrage. In All My Years This Has Never Come Up. The A/C And Braking System Have Nothing To Do With Each Other.
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 )
The ( 1996 ) Ford Contour has a ( 14.5 U.S. gallon / 55.0 litre gas tank )
The '95 Contour has OBD1. You would need a reader for that older system to read the codes properly, and readers for OBD1 tend to be somewhat expensive. The best thing to do is take it to a shop that has the equipment.