Bought contour broke down before got home.bought new fuel pump, filter.still won't start.very bad gas smell.battery turns mechanic little $ What else can I try? Please before it gets towed.

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Asked by Apr 02, 2014 at 10:40 AM about the 1999 Ford Contour 4 Dr SE Sedan

Question type: General

Drove less than a mile.started fine before I
bought it used for $1100. Guy left state .I
have no help.Any ideas I'd be grateful.

1 Answer


Have you checked for spark? Could be an ignition module failure or crank sensor. Also check the fuel pressure regulator, it could have a ruptured diaphragm, that will let fuel into the intake system and flooding out the motor.

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