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The following models are encompassed by this manual: Contour / Ford Motor Company
1996 Ford Contour
1997 Ford Contour
1998 Ford Contour
1999 Ford Contour
Production year(s): 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
Manual Language: English
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"Comprehensive Ford Repair Guide: Overhaul Your Contour with the Ultimate PDF Manual!"
Are you a proud owner of a 1996-1999 Ford Contour in need of repair? Look no further! This detailed repair guide will provide you with all the technical specifications, maintenance tips, common issues and solutions, tuning options, accessories, and much more. Get ready to restore your Ford Contour to its full potential and keep it running smoothly with our expert advice.
Engine Specifications/Technical Data:
• The Ford Contour comes with a range of engine options, including a 2.0L inline-4, a 2.5L V6, and a 2.5L V6 Duratec engine.
• The 2.0L inline-4 engine has a displacement of 2.0 liters and produces around 125 horsepower.
• The 2.5L V6 engine has a displacement of 2.5 liters and delivers approximately 170 horsepower.
• The 2.5L V6 Duratec engine offers improved performance and produces around 200 horsepower.
• The Contour features a front-wheel-drive configuration, providing efficient power transfer.
• It comes with a four-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission, offering smooth gear shifts and versatility.
• The car has a MacPherson strut front suspension and a rear multi-link suspension, ensuring a comfortable and stable ride.
• It features power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering for precise handling and maneuverability.
• The Contour has disc brakes on the front wheels and drum brakes on the rear wheels, providing reliable stopping power.
• It has a fuel tank capacity of approximately 14.5 gallons (55 liters), offering decent range between refueling.
Facts and Details:
- The Ford Contour is a compact sedan that combines comfort, practicality, and sporty handling.
- It features a sleek and aerodynamic design, making it stand out on the road.
- The Contour offers a spacious and well-designed interior with comfortable seating for five passengers.
- It provides a smooth and refined ride, with a suspension tuned for comfort and responsive handling.
- The car offers ample trunk space for luggage and everyday cargo needs.
- It is equipped with a range of safety features, including dual airbags, anti-lock brakes, and side-impact protection.
- The Contour received positive reviews for its fuel efficiency, with the 2.0L inline-4 engine delivering good gas mileage.
- Owners appreciate the car's reliability and durability, with many reporting trouble-free ownership experiences.
- The Contour is known for its nimble handling and precise steering, making it enjoyable to drive in both city and highway conditions.
- It provides a comfortable and supportive driving position, with well-placed controls and easy-to-read gauges.
- Some owners have praised the car's powerful V6 engine options, which offer impressive acceleration and passing power.
- Weaknesses reported by some owners include occasional issues with electrical components and the transmission.
- The Contour is often commended for its stylish exterior design, which has aged well over the years.
Maintenance Intervals, General Maintenance Tips, and Common Issues/Solutions:
► Follow the manufacturer's recommended maintenance intervals for oil changes, fluid replacements, and filter changes.
► Regularly check and maintain proper tire pressure for optimal fuel efficiency and tire wear.
► Keep the engine coolant and other fluids at appropriate levels to prevent overheating and component damage.
► Check and replace the air filter as necessary to maintain proper engine performance and fuel economy.
► Common issues with the Ford Contour may include faulty ignition coils, which can cause misfires. Replace the affected ignition coils to resolve the issue.
► Electrical issues, such as malfunctioning power windows or radio, may occur. Check the fuses and wiring connections, and replace any faulty components.
► The Contour's suspension components, such as struts and control arms, may require replacement due to wear and tear. Regular inspections are recommended.
Popular Tuning Tips or Modifications:
* Upgrade the intake and exhaust systems for improved engine performance and sound.
* Install a performance chip or tuner to optimize engine tuning and increase power output.
* Upgrade the suspension with aftermarket components for enhanced handling and cornering capabilities.
* Consider adding a cold air intake system for increased airflow and engine response.
* Install a short-throw shifter for improved gear shifting precision and feel.
Available Accessories, Attachments, and Aftermarket Options:
■ Custom alloy wheels for personalized styling.
■ Floor mats and cargo liners for added protection and a clean interior.
■ Upgraded audio systems with enhanced features and sound quality.
■ Rear spoilers and body kits for a sportier appearance.
■ Remote start systems for added convenience.
■ Performance brake kits for improved stopping power.
■ LED lighting upgrades for enhanced visibility and a modern look.
Owner Reviews and Opinions (Strengths and Weaknesses):
☺ Strengths: Owners appreciate the Ford Contour for its comfortable ride, spacious interior, and fuel efficiency. The car is often praised for its handling and nimbleness, making it enjoyable to drive.
☻ Weaknesses: Some owners have reported issues with electrical components, such as power windows and radios. Additionally, a few owners have mentioned transmission-related problems.
Repairs frequently needed on the Ford Contour:
→ Regular maintenance tasks such as oil changes, fluid replacements, and filter changes.
→ Ignition coil replacements to address misfires.
→ Suspension component replacements, such as struts and control arms, due to wear and tear.
→ Electrical system troubleshooting and repairs.
→ Power window motor and regulator replacements.
→ Transmission repairs or replacements, if issues arise.
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