Jerking only when going 45-55 mph.

25

Asked by Jun 21, 2015 at 01:25 PM about the Ford Contour

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 95 Ford Contour. It runs fine and there isn't any warning lights on. It shifts a
little rough but nothing to serious. It will start jerking/surging slightly when I go over 45
and up to 55 mph but if I go 56+ or under 45 it doesn't jerk at all. Not sure if that means
it's slipping in-between my last 2 gears or if there might be something going on with the
fuel system or something. Maybe torque converter locking up? When switching into
reverse it's pretty harsh as well, mostly
because of the heavy vibration. PLEASE HELP.

3 Answers

61,405

If it is doing as you said,sounds like the tranny is going out,but may try some lucas tranny oil in may help,and would not hurt to change the tranny filter all so.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
223,135

Does it jerk when you lock out O/D? If it doesn't, it's your overdrive band that is burnt. Also a problem with reverse? I'd say the same as T_S_T, said, maybe time for a new used transmission.

25

I haven't tried turning o/d off. Isn't it bad to get up to that high of a speed without o/d on?

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Contour

Looking for a Used Contour in your area?

CarGurus has 119 nationwide Contour listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Ford Contour Questions

Ford Contour Experts

#1 tropikalpirate
tropikalpirate
Reputation 610
#2 David Koppa
David Koppa
Reputation 310
#3 Wesley Beadle
Wesley Beadle
Reputation 270
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Fusion
1,056 Great Deals out of 78,455 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford F-150
2,700 Great Deals out of 212,349 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Taurus
254 Great Deals out of 20,509 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Focus
699 Great Deals out of 58,723 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Escort
461 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,006 Great Deals out of 85,681 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Edge
812 Great Deals out of 50,862 listings starting at $3,375
Used Ford Mustang
363 Great Deals out of 44,490 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Escape
1,119 Great Deals out of 90,857 listings starting at $1,295
Used Ford Crown Victoria
10 Great Deals out of 1,220 listings starting at $1,700
Used Toyota Camry
1,094 Great Deals out of 96,265 listings starting at $1,250
Used Chevrolet Camaro
279 Great Deals out of 38,301 listings starting at $1,250
Used Honda Accord
814 Great Deals out of 81,613 listings starting at $899
Used Honda Civic
668 Great Deals out of 77,419 listings starting at $1,000