1999 Ford Contour 4.0 DOHC won't start

10

Asked by Feb 07, 2015 at 06:43 PM about the 1999 Ford Contour 4 Dr SE Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Cranks and "almost" catches. Changed plugs, wires, coil pack today and no difference. Can hear fuel pump coming on (it was replaced two years ago). No check engine light, spark tester shows spark. What else can  I check easily?

5 Answers

6,345

Did you try starter fluid? Are you sure you are getting fuel to the injection? Might be a bad fuel filter.

1 people found this helpful.
65,355

Contour did not have a 4.0 DOHC. IS it the 2.0?

1 people found this helpful.
65,355

Could the timing belt be broken?

1 people found this helpful.
10

Sorry yes I meant 4 cyl. 2.0.... tried starter fluid but no help. Timing belt was replaced two years ago and I have had timing belts go on other cars and you can easily hear the difference when cranking. Fuel pump replaced two years ago as well... can't remember if they changed fuel filter at same time but starter fluid didn't help so guessing that's not the issue? thx!

1 people found this helpful.
65,355

Starting fluid and no firing probably means you have no spark. I can't remember if the Contour 2.0 had an ignition module or not. If you can figure out why no spark and the timing belt is good it should run.

Your Answer:

Contour

Looking for a Used Contour in your area?

CarGurus has 67 nationwide Contour listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Ford Contour Experts

  • #1
    tropikalpirate
    Reputation
    660
  • #2
    David Koppa
    Reputation
    340
  • #3
    Kidd1214
    Reputation
    300
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,300 Great Deals out of 208,485 listings starting at $1,300
Used Ford Mustang
266 Great Deals out of 37,717 listings starting at $1,350
Used Ford Focus
390 Great Deals out of 80,763 listings starting at $1,300
Used BMW 3 Series
857 Great Deals out of 31,323 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford F-150 SVT Lightning
101 listings starting at $5,392
Used Ford Taurus
194 Great Deals out of 15,823 listings starting at $600
Used Subaru Impreza
175 Great Deals out of 22,139 listings starting at $1,950
Used Chevrolet Camaro
237 Great Deals out of 27,287 listings starting at $2,077
Used Audi A6
148 Great Deals out of 7,207 listings starting at $1,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.