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You had a professional change the spark plugs in your 1999 Ford Contour now the timing is off and the dome light stays on how do you fix this?


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2005-07-03 05:50:35
2005-07-03 05:50:35

While I won't say anything is absolutely impossible, I can't think of a plausible connection between these three items. How do you know the timing is off? Have you measured it? Is that your way of saying it's not running right? If so, what are the exact symptoms? If the dome light has a switch attached to it, make sure it's not in the "always on" position. If it doesn't have an integral switch, check the dash illumination dimmer switch -- many of them have a "dome light always on" position they click into at the full brightness end of their range. If that isn't the explanation, the next most likely thing is one of the door switches is faulty.


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I don't have a Contour, but if it has a distributor, then you use a timing light and simply twist the distributor cap to change the timing. If it has coil packs, then it's all done electronically, and you can't adjust it. If your timing is still off, you have a sensor somewhere feeding the ECU bad info. ====================================================== All of the Contour engines' ignition timing is controlled by the computer, and is not adjustable. If there were any sort of problem in this area, the computer would turn on the "Check Engine" light and store an error code.

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I do not have a fan light so it can not be on your 'my1995 ford contour".

You dont they are meant to be in the car for the life of the engine. But you can buy a timing light and check the timing.

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There is a bolt on the base of the distibuter loosen the it until you can turn the distributer and turn until timing is on. a timing light sjould be used but you can turn until the engine sounds RIGHT.

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