Recently bought a 98 ford contour se the guy I bought it from got it to start but I drove home was rough from take off but smooth once going back fired and overheated now won't start any ideas

Asked by Jan 08, 2015 at 01:11 PM about the 1998 Ford Contour 4 Dr SE Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Also smells like gas in water and oil now any help would be
greatly appreciated

1 Answer

5

YOUR SEALS MIGHT BE LEAKING

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • my contour died and won't start. not the timing, any ideas? 2 answers

    Driving from a stop, stepped hard on accellerator, and at about 6000 rms, the car died. My instinct was the timing belt. Pulled over, tried to start, sounded like no compression, thius, timing belt ...

    1998 Ford Contour 4 Dr SE Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Ford contour 1 answer

    2000 ford contour won't start. Have replaced plugs,wirescoil pack. Relays, oil filter new air filter new battery had a new fuel system put in this past summer. When I was driving it started losin...

    2000 Ford Contour

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Car stalling when idle/ stopped. Rough idle. Weird bumping while accelerating. 5 answers

    I have a 1999 Ford Contour SE and had the radiator recently replaced by a mechanic. Car used to run well before I had a radiator leak and now after replacing it the car seems to idle rough. It als...

    1999 Ford Contour 4 Dr SE Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Car cranks but hard starts or won't start 2 answers

    I have a 2000 ford contour se sedan 2.0l 4cy. I will go out to start and it either won't start or a very hard start if it doesn't start after the sun hots the motor I can get it to hard start mos...

    2000 Ford Contour 4 Dr SE Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • For a while my 99 ford contour will not start. 3 answers

    It would for a while only start if I gassed it. I was driving to work one morning, stopped at a stop light and she turned off. got her to start after two tries. Drove it for a mile or 2 then i notic...

    1999 Ford Contour 4 Dr SE Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

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 F-150
2,702 Great Deals out of 211,804 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Taurus
256 Great Deals out of 20,485 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Focus
702 Great Deals out of 58,652 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Escort
461 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford Mustang
364 Great Deals out of 44,400 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,007 Great Deals out of 85,671 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Crown Victoria
10 Great Deals out of 1,220 listings starting at $1,700
Used Toyota Camry
1,103 Great Deals out of 96,275 listings starting at $1,250
Used Honda Accord
811 Great Deals out of 81,609 listings starting at $899
Used Chevrolet Camaro
282 Great Deals out of 38,302 listings starting at $1,250
Used Honda Civic
669 Great Deals out of 77,410 listings starting at $1,000