98 Ford Contour Sport Ignition Problem?

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Old 02-27-04, 06:48 PM
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98 Ford Contour Sport Ignition Problem?

When I turn the key to start car it screeches loud. Its sounds the same as when you turn the ignition when the car is already running. I will stop at that time and turn key again and then it is fine? The check engine light is on as well. Does anyone know what could be the problem? Thanks
 
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Old 02-28-04, 02:35 AM
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Sounds like 2 different problems. The noise sounds like a bad starter that will develop into a major flywheel problem if not repaired immediatly. The "check engine" light means that the computer didn't like something it saw and stored a trouble code to point the technician in the right direction. You need to have the computer scanned and report back here with the code numbers. Auto zone usually will do this at no charge. Just don't let them interpret anything to sell you parts. They are not technicians and have no clue.
 
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Old 02-28-04, 05:11 AM
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I will do that and check back Thanks!
 
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