1998 Ford Contour Owner's Manual
Considering the years of production of the Ford Contour car, its basic equipment was quite rich. In addition to the four-door front-wheel-drive sedan, a five-door hatchback was produced. Front and rear suspension, reinforced with stabilizers.
Two types of engines were installed:
• Zetec – 4-cylinder, 16-valve, 2.0 liter, 125-135 hp;
• Duratec – 6-cylinder, 24-valve, 2.5 liter, 165-197 hp.
The engine works in combination with a 4-speed automatic transmission with sport and economy modes. And a manual 5-speed gearbox.
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Common reasons that the 1998 Ford Contour will not start are a dead battery, a starter or alternator malfunction.
1) The simplest one can be seen on the windshield on the driver's side - at the very bottom.
2) The Vin number is also stamped in the front passenger floor under the trim.
These are the most common places where you can see the VIN code of a Ford. If you can't find the 1998 Ford Contour VIN number, look in the owner's manual.
Every 1998 Ford Contour requires maintenance at least once a year or approximately every 10,000 miles, you can find out exactly in the owner's manual for your car.
Your 1998 Ford Contour should have tires replaced approximately every 4 years or approximately 30,000 miles, and it is recommended that tires be checked periodically for wear and damage.
Batteries wear out for many reasons, there is no ideal time frame, but on average, replace the battery in your 1998 Ford Contour every 4 years.