In 1997, the Mondeo was introduced into South Africa as a replacement for the Ford Telstar. Tuning included a different throttle body, cams, flywheel, and upper manifold, to name a few. I have researched this car and the sister vehicle Mercury mystic on the net and they both have had the same exact problems as far as the manufacturer using a decective wire harness cause shorts and or sometimes fires. I have contacted a lawyer and they contacted Ford with no resolution. Torque remains at 165 pound-feet, but it's available under an improved power curve. January 2019 The Ford Contour and its Mercury variant, the Mercury Mystique, are North American versions of the first-generation Ford Mondeo, marketed for model years 1995-2000 as a four door sedan, replacing the. It should work on your car since I too have an early model.
The mid-year changes are as listed below. I had 144,000 miles on it and it ran perfectly until someone rearended me about 40 miles and I was not hurt but the car was totaled. The alternator, the wire and a 175 amp fuse were all bad. The bodykit option was listed as a delete option for those who did not want it fitted as standard. In , produced a version of the Mondeo known as the Mondeo M2000, which had a front end similar to the outgoing Mercury Mystique, but with Ford badges. On steep climbs the 2.
After having the light come on and taking it to the shop to get checked out, i was relieved to find it was only a sensor in the tailpipe. Consumer contacted the manufacturer, and was told that there was nothing that they could do. Air is drawn through a large-capacity conical air cleaner and routed through a 2. Teardrop-shaped wraparound headlamps, an enlarged grille opening, and an abundance of flashy chrome distinguish the '98 Contour. The most notable change was the introduction of the grille and larger, wraparound lighting units. Time was catching up with it and there were small annoyances small leak in trunk, broken heater vent, one window only went down a few inches, hum in one speaker, lost several hub caps. Starter failed and was replaced.
It is also very budget friendly and realistic for the average person. Vehicle currently has 70,000 miles. The lowering of specification levels around that time e. In fact, this little honey should be able to run with some pretty tall dogs with pretty fancy pedigrees—and fancy pricetags. The estate version, the first medium-sized Ford of its kind to be sold in Australia since the Cortina, was dropped in 1999. Turns out the numbers had been superceeded.
An alternative to the Zetec engines was the 1. It's affordable and also gets fairly good gas mileage; it's very comfortable and easy to drive. A large proportion of the high development cost was due to the Mondeo being a completely new design, sharing very little, if anything, with the Ford Sierra. Remarkably, the design team refrained from affixing a wing onto the rear decklid. Customers in the Contour's price range were instead drawn to the which was larger and offered better value for money; large factory incentives on the outgoing Taurus throughout 1995 in anticipation of helped the Taurus cut into the Contour's initial market. Derived directly from and developed together with the Ford Mondeo Mk 1, the Contour and Mystique shared the with its European counterpart.
However, in 1999 it dipped into sixth place and had been outsold by its biggest rival, the. It's not a difficult job if you can splice and solder wires, but it is tedious and time consuming. The facelift left only the doors, the roof, and the rear quarter panels on the estate the same as the original model. V6 Cougars from 99-02 use the same harness, but some of the connectors are different. As you'd expect, adding 25 horsepower diminishes the length of time it takes you to get to 60 mph. Straight-line acceleration sees 0-60 mph flash by in 7. Many earlier-model Mondeos, from Japan, were also sold locally.
These incorporated an additional reflector panel that extended around the top and the side of the rear wings. This car shared the engines 2. According to the Solus Pro Deepscan at my vocational im running a code for a misfire on cylinder 6. I like the small size of it; it's more comfortable to me than the larger vehicles I've driven I'm a fairly small person, but my friends have driven it and had no problems with the size, either. Anyone know where a new engine wiring harness can be purchased? I have used it for everyday travel all these years with very little trouble.
I am aware that the 1995 thourgh 1997 models had a factory recall because the wiring harness insulation failed. The first two refinements are welcome. Its never left me stranded or been towed. About seven seconds is closer to the mark. Vehicle was taken to a Goodyear for tune up. They also included that it could have caused a fire and or worse while operating the vehicle.
The car will not run at this time due to the fact that this wiring has caused a problem shorting out. Intended as a , it replaced the in Europe, the in a large portion of Asia and other markets, while the Ford Contour and Mercury Mystique replaced the and in North America. The steering and gas aren't stiff, but they certainly aren't as touchy as most newer cars; it feels safer and easier to control to me. You may find it at Greensales as well. I have in my possesion the blown 175 amp fuse and the melted alternator wire.