Thanks for your quick reply. I read that the Contour was same as Mondeo (I'm an american living in Australia) and there's almost no support for the mondeo here--it was a failure in the 90s, with a comeback on new ones.
But I'm not sure we're on the same page. The motor looks like attached and doesn't move when removed, but plugged in. I got a replacement from local scrap yard and both test identically for continuity on the 8-pin electrical connection, so I suspect they're both good (or have exactly the same problem).
Is this the same car we're talking about?
There could be a vacuum leak elsewhere--can hear a faint sound when engine running--like the loud sucking when I had the line off that plugs in near this unit. Can't find it tho, and regardless, this is electrical and should move when selector switch is changed.
Monday, November 16th, 2009 AT 2:59 PM