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Ford Contour

The Ford Contour is a compact four-door sedan produced from 1995 to 2000 by Ford Motor Company. The Contour and its rebadged variant, Mercury Mystique, both replaced the Ford Tempo and Mercury Topaz.

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How far can a tank of propane go in your Ford Contour?

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The range of a tank of propane in a Ford Contour can vary depending on the size of the tank, driving conditions, and the vehicle's fuel efficiency. On average, a tank of propane can provide a range of 200-300 miles in a Ford Contour. It's best to refer to your vehicle's specifications and consult with a propane professional for more accurate estimates.

What is a contour outline?

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A contour outline is a drawing or design that represents the outer edge or shape of an object. It is typically a line drawing that highlights the contours and curves of the subject without including any detail or shading.

What is the composition of CNG?

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Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is composed primarily of methane (CH4), with small amounts of other hydrocarbons such as ethane, propane, and butane. Methane content typically ranges from 85-98%, with the remaining components making up the rest.

What is applied anthropology?

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Using information from research to solve problems that humans face every day.

More so it refers to the application of anthropological data, perspectives, theory, and methods to identify, assess, and solve contemporary social problems.

How do you replace the driver's side window motor in a 2000 Ford Expedition?

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You dont need to replace the motor just fix it. Remove the door panel by taking out a couple of screws around the inside door handle, the bottom rear of the door and pull the panel up and out. Unplug the window, door lock and courtesy light plugs. You will find three bolts that hold the motor in place. Remove them and the motor will fall out. Now unplug the motor and it is ready to fix. There are a few people on eBay selling the bushings that go bad, buy one of these kits. Each motor gear assembly has three bushings, they are sacrificial and will rot over time, it they where not there damage to the motor gears could occur they protect against it. The bushings can be tricking to get in, but if you get all three of them diagonally in and push hard they will slide in. When putting the motor back in make sure the outer gear goes onto the crescent shaped large gear in the door, if not you will just be putting the motor outside the gear. Put the connectors and door panel back on and you have spend one hour and $9 (That's what I paid for the bushings on eBay)

Clock and radio won't come on in 1997 ford contour?

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The accessory wire may have become disconnected. 99% the accessory is the red wire next to the yellow wire.

Reasons why a car might not crank up?

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There could be various reasons. The starter could be going out. The Alternator, the fuel pump. If it is a manuel car it could also be fuses behind the clutch

Where can you find free radio wiring harness diagram for a 1998 ford contour?

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Best place I found was http://www.modifiedlife.com/car-stereo-radio-wiring-diagram-and-wire-colors-2002-jeep-liberty/

They have many other year models listed but my 2003 has more wires than they list (like 2 pink wires and 2 black wires. I am assuming that this is because the radio and CD player run on different power supplies. plus a light green and a purple/yellow wire I believe the light green and purple yellow wire is for the 2 front speakers.

I have not check this as of yet and probably won't come back to correct mistakes if any.

(most likely mistake is the light green wire and the orange wire need to be switched I would check this with a voltmeterfirst then do your install as i will tomorrow, but all of the speaker wires seem pretty correct.)

Does a 1996 Ford Contour have special ignition keys?

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probably yes it started by 1990 in most vehicles for theft reasons

For a 1996 Contour, the answer is NO. A standard hardware store or locksmith key will work fine.

Is there a grace period for expired plates in Utah?

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The fact of the matter is - according to the letter of the law you can be ticketed on the first day they expire. UNOFFICIALLY - most law enforcement and courts MIGHT allow you up to 2-3 weeks past expiration, and might let you off with a warning, but anything past that timeframe is pretty unlikely. Expired plates are EXPIRED!!!

Is the transmission shot if the overdrive light flashes in Ford Mystique and the transmissions jerks sometimes between 2nd and 3rd gear?

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Not necessarily, but continued driving may lead you there if it isn't fixed. It may be in the transmission control system that is causing the ill behavior. Pukenstein@aol.com

What does the fuel cut off switch do in a ford contour?

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The fuel pump shut off switch ( inertia switch ) opens the circuit to the

electric fuel pump so that no power is going to the fuel pump when the

vehicle has received a substantial jolt ( collision or maybe hitting a bad

pot hole )

It is a safety device that has to be manually reset if the switch " trips "

What are contour rugs?

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Contour rugs are those u-shaped bath mats that fit around your toilet.

What thermostat does 1995 Ford Contour 4 cylinder use?

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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 )

Where's the drain cock on a 1995 Ford Contour?

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I have a '95 Contour. Firstly, there isn't a drain plug for the radiator. Sorry. But you can drain your radiator and coolant reservoir. When looking at your coolant reservoir or expansion tank, there will be two hoses that come out. One top and one bottom. Follow the bottom hose down to a conjunction of 3-4 hoses. There will be a hose that exits the bottom of the conjunction and runs under the car going towards the back of the car. It will be a fairly large hose with a hose crimp on it. undo the crimp and slide it back and CAREFULLY pull the hose off the tube. It will probably blast straight into the frame so be prepared. After letting all the fluids drain, You can reconnect the hose and run a radiator cleaner or a radiator flush through your radiator using your expansion tank. I would advise while you have everything drained, disconnect the two hoses from the reservoir and unbolt it from under the hood, and then clean it out. When I did it, it looked like a mix of mud and sludge coming out. Sorry for the long answer, but hopefully it's thorough and helps someone out.

What could be the reason for the engine in your car to shut off while you were driving it?

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Engine shutting off while driving

What year, make and model car? It could be a fuel pump failure (especially when it gets warm with EFI) causing lack of fuel to either injectors or carburetor, ignition module failing under heat, sensor(s) sending bad info to the computer, and on and on. Does it die suddenly, or sputter out? How far does it need to be driven before it occurs? Is it on hot days only, or anytime? What does it take to make it start running again?

It is a 1997 3800 v6 auto transmission. it started making a slight knocking noise at after being driven about 10 miles. the noise didnt occur again until the car was accelerated after being stopped at a stop light. it then made the noise alot louder and longer but when it reached about 25mph or so it stopped making the noise. but a few miles after that it started making the noise when i had my foot on the gas. then i went up a hill so i accelerated a little more to make it too the top and when i got too the top of the hill the engine died. i let it sit for a few minutes then tried to start it again but it wouldn't. NOTE: when vehicle was stopped at traffic light the needle on the oil gauge was towards the bottom of the gauge but when i accelerated it went back towards the middle

its a 1999 Honda civic lx once car warms up it shuts off but turn key off then on an it runs while driving its not on hot days

Can you use 30w engine oil on a 1999 ford contour?

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I would not recommend using any single-weight motor oil in any modern car engine. They are designed with much closer tolerances than older engines, and they need the ability of multigrade oils to flow easily when cold to provide proper lubrication quickly when started. Single grade oils are too sluggish, especially in cold weather, to provide this protection. Use the grade oil Ford recommends for the car.

Note that, if your engine is already using oil excessively and you have to add oil several times between changes, it's pretty much a matter of economics at that point. The engine already needs overhaul: the additional wear caused by cold-starting with single weight oil won't change that. However, if your engine doesn't burn oil, using a cheaper oil is a false economy.

I strongly recommend the use of a good synthetic oil!

Will a Ford Contour or other transmission fit a 2002 Jaguar X Type 3.0?

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While there is an external similarity, the ultimate answer is no. Jaguar used a 5-speed automatic made specifically for their car, while the Contour trans is a 4-speed. Since the transmissions are computer controlled, the computer in the Jag wouldn't know how to deal with the Contour, or any other, transmission. Your best bet is to try to find a good Jag trans in a wrecking yard.

How can you get the key code for an 1985 Ford Contour to get another key?

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The key code number is generally on the drivers door key barrel, if this is too hard to take off also check the trunk lid key barrel it can sometimes be found there too, possible on any of the other key barrels too, but I have only checked drivers door and trunk lid key barresl and found it.

When you have already replaced the fuel pump and filters on a 1998 Ford Contour LX what would be the next step if it will turn over but still not start?

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Start here:

Do you hear the pump run when you turn the key?

Are you getting spark to the plugs?

Has the fuel pump reset button (drivers side kick panel) been reset?

What is the actual fuel pressure? just because the pump is new doesn't mean it's good.

Bad pressure regulator?

Is the PCM opening the injectors? bad cam/crank sensor

If a 96 Ford Contour is overheating only when driving after changing the thermostat can it be the water pump?

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If it just started after the thermostat was changed either it was put in backwards or it is not operating properly. GoodluckJoe

was told by a person that experienced the same problem...says that the cars will not overheat when idling no matter how long...only when driving.... says the problem is a bad bottom radiator hose..changed his and doesn't have the problem anymore.

Definitely can. When I replaced mine due to over-heating, I found the plastic impeller had broken up. Your best indication for this sort of failure (including a broken water pump belt) is whether or not you have heat from your heater. No heat = no flow. However, that doesn't rule out a plugged rad or collapsed hose. If the lower rad hose feels very spongy at any point along its length, this could indicate the hose has collapsed internally (the inner hose wall can separate from the hose mesh between the inner and outer walls and collapse during engine operation). Lower hoses often have a light gauge wound spring in them to prevent this and you should be able to detect this. I replied to a question on how to change a water pump for a 1995 V6 that may help you.

OK, my own experiences in this matter, found the following: Thermostat was newer, water pump impellers looked great, hoses seemed OK. Turns out these cars are know for blowing head gaskets. The engine was overheating, and I was getting no heat out of my vents. I was adding water to the overflow like crazy. When I pulled my head gasket, it didnt have any major signs of blow out. Replaced it anyway, and that was the problem. Now the car runs cooler than ever (Temp at "R" in normal). Make sure you replace the Head bots with new ones if you have to do a head gasket replacement (as they are Torque to spec, meaning 1 time use). It really is a PITA to tear into this, many things have to be taken apart to get the head off. Take your time, and do it right.

If you do have to replace your water pump, replace the timing belt as well (as this is another issue with these vehicles)

How do you remove alternator 2000 Ford Contour?

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Probably easiest to pull the driveaxel and take the alternator out that way

What is the procedure in changing the wheel baring in a 1995 Ford Contour?

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this isn't something you want to do yourself its probly best to have a mechanic do it