How to Reset the ECU on a 1996 Ford Contour?

Answer The electronic control unit (ECU) on your 1996 Ford Contour serves as the vehicle's engine computer. It controls critical vehicle functions related to engine management and emissions. When there is... Read More »

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How to Troubleshoot a 1996 Ford Contour Engine?

Troubleshooting the engine in a a Ford Contour can be a challenge if you don't know where to start. Since the Contour uses the Environmental Protection Agency's standardized On-Board Diagnostics-II... Read More »

How to Install a Starter in a 1996 Ford Contour?

Installing a starter in a 1996 Ford Contour is a physically demanding job. The starter motor itself must endure extreme stresses as it starts the engine. In order to do that, Ford manufactures the ... Read More »

How to Replace the Alternator on a 1996 Ford Contour?

Alternators create a current of electricity from the cycling of a vehicle's motor and provide a steady charge to the vehicle's battery. Having a properly functioning alternator is essential for the... Read More »

How to Clean an EGR Valve on a 1996 Ford Contour?

The 1996 Contour is a compact four-door sedan designed and manufactured by Ford Motor Co. The Contour is equipped with an exhaust gas recirculation valve. The valve, commonly referred to as the EGR... Read More »