1996 Ford Contour


Old 09-13-02, 11:44 AM
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1996 Ford Contour

I got this car about two month ago, it my first car. It's zetech, 2.0 L, 4 C, and DOHC. It's only has 28,000 miles on it. At idle when the car is in drive and feet is on brake the car is shaking too much. Does anyone know what it might be?
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Old 09-13-02, 02:10 PM
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28K? U got a gem!

Mine is 96, ZTec just like yours. I noticed the same thing with the idle - it's inherent in the 4cyl versions of this car.

Just make sure or check that your air & fuel filters, Mass Air Flow sensor, and injectors are all clean. Beyond that - just live with it - or trade it in for a V6 Contour!

Also, how is pickup with car? If it is very responsive then we can rule out bad sparkplug wires or misfiring.

Old 09-13-02, 04:17 PM
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The car runs pretty good except it shakes. We put in new sparkplug and new sparkplug wires, checked Mass Air Flow sensor. Everything looks just like new. Somehow, it just shakes. Don't know why--or maybe that's why it only got 28k miles on it.
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Old 09-16-02, 08:25 AM
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1996 contour

Ford had alot of problems with shaking and vibs on early contours look At tsbs and you will fine that most talk about hoses and cables hitting each other and body parts, PS check that the raditor is not touching the body medal to medal. hope this helps.

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