1996 Ford Contour 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 143, 00 miles
My 17 yr old daughters 96 contour has a varity of odd problems that appear to be interconnected. If you try to start it, often times it wont until you use the power window switch. This causes the wipers to come on & cycle twice and the car will start. The wipers will also come on while driving from time to time, and when using the turn signals, always cycleing only twice. When you step on the brake the stereo will cut out and the dash gauges will momentarily jump. The stereo will also cut out if you turn on the signal lights, (but not the flashers), or the rear window defrost or the power windows. On two occassions now in the last 3 days, it simply would not start for a long period of time. Both times it did this it had shut off on its own while being driven. I have checked & cleaned the 5 engine compartment grounds that I can find and have replaced &/or cleaned the postive wires from the battery poet to the auxillary fuse box in the engine compartment. Any ideas?
have the same problem?
Thursday, August 20th, 2009 AT 2:29 PM