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BBB Industries
1995 Ford Contour Alternator 6 Cyl 2.5L BBB Industries - REMAN ALTERNATOR

P311-079B0DF    7775  New

Qty:
$40.00 $100.50
  • 130 Amps
  • REMAN ALTERNATOR
Brand: BBB Industries
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1995 - Ford Contour V 6 Cyl 2.5L 155 2450
BBB Industries
1995 Ford Contour Alternator 4 Cyl 2.0L BBB Industries - REMAN ALTERNATOR

P311-5E7F730    7774  New

Qty:
$40.00 $101.95
  • 130 Amps
  • REMAN ALTERNATOR
Brand: BBB Industries
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1995 - Ford Contour L 4 Cyl 2.0L 121 1989
Denso
1998 Ford Contour Alternator 6 Cyl 2.5L Denso - Reman Alternator

P311-513C0D7    210-5196  Remanufactured

213-3105H , 7775610 , F5RU-10300-BC , 8254 , 1866264 , 1N-3105H , 7775 , F5RU-BC , 96BB-10300-AA , 96BB-AB , 96BB-AA , F6RZ-10346-BBRM , VA423 , F5RU-BB , 133105H , F5RU-10346-BC , FOA347 , N7775 , F5RU-10300-BA , AL7584X , F5RU-10300-BB , 321-1835 , 23656 , 13-3105H , F6RZ-10346-BB , F5PU-10346-BA , F5RU-10346-BA , F5RU-BA , 96BB-10300-AB , 92317 , F5RZ-10346-B , 334-2261 , F6RZ 10346-BBRM1 , 3211835 , A07775 , 90-02-5074

Qty:
$34.00 $136.80
Denso Alternator
  • Remanufactured DENSO First Time Fit Alternator
  • 130 Amp First Time Fit
  • Reman Alternator
  • Product Attributes:
    • Amperage Rating: 130
    • Family: Ford Oe
    • Fan Type: Internal
    • Plug Type: 332
    • Regulator Type: Internal
    • Rotation Direction: Clockwise
    • Voltage: 12.0
  • DENSO alternators are not only original equipment on many of the world's top production cars; they are a favorite in motorsports as well, where their light weight, high efficiency, and durability under the most demanding conditions make them the natural choice. Remanufactured DENSO alternators go through a grueling process. Stators and rectifiers are tested to 300 volts, while rotors are submitted to 600 volts, all to ensure reliable performance. Rotor slip rings are buffed to an 8 micron surface finish, with runout limited to 20 microns, minimizing brush wear and abrasion. Bearings are validated to OE standards and loaded with premium OE standard lubricants. New or remanufactured, a DENSO alternator is a quality component. Offered in versions from 40 to 160 amperes and beyond for hundreds of specific vehicle applications, all alternators meet DENSO's rigorous First Time Fit standards. Contemporary cars employ dozens of sophisticated electronic systems from bumper to bumper, placing heavy demands on the charging system. The alternator is no place to cut corners. DENSO First Time Fit alternators meet or exceed all manufacturer standards, mount properly with a minimum of installation issues, and provide years of reliable service. Features. Premium cores and precise OE assembly benchmarks; Design to meet the grueling heat and electrical requirements; First Time Fit provides perfect mounting with no belt/pulley alignment issues; Benefits. Service professionals preferred DENSO's alternators for a trouble free solution; OE quality fit, appearance, and durability; Full compatibility with sensitive electronics systems; Compact and lightweight design
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Fuel Type Engine VIN Block Engine CID CC
1998 - Ford Contour GAS G V 6 Cyl 2.5L 155 2450
Denso
2000 Ford Contour Alternator 4 Cyl 2.0L Denso - Reman Alternator

P311-4662916    210-5340  Remanufactured

XS91-10300-BC , 8315 , AL7589X , 8250611 , 1N-3142 , 8250 , 8315610 , 13-3142 , 90-02-5102 , N8250 , 213-3142 , XS8Z-10346-BBRM , 23675 , 92502 , XS91-10300-BB , A08250 , XS91-BB , XS8Z-10346-BB , XS91-BC , 2-08250

Qty:
$34.00 $151.94
Denso Alternator
  • Remanufactured DENSO First Time Fit Alternator
  • 110 Amp First Time Fit
  • Reman Alternator
  • Product Attributes:
    • Amperage Rating: 110
    • Family: Ford Oe
    • Fan Type: Internal
    • Plug Type: 338
    • Regulator Type: Internal
    • Rotation Direction: Clockwise
    • Voltage: 12.0
  • DENSO alternators are not only original equipment on many of the world's top production cars; they are a favorite in motorsports as well, where their light weight, high efficiency, and durability under the most demanding conditions make them the natural choice. Remanufactured DENSO alternators go through a grueling process. Stators and rectifiers are tested to 300 volts, while rotors are submitted to 600 volts, all to ensure reliable performance. Rotor slip rings are buffed to an 8 micron surface finish, with runout limited to 20 microns, minimizing brush wear and abrasion. Bearings are validated to OE standards and loaded with premium OE standard lubricants. New or remanufactured, a DENSO alternator is a quality component. Offered in versions from 40 to 160 amperes and beyond for hundreds of specific vehicle applications, all alternators meet DENSO's rigorous First Time Fit standards. Contemporary cars employ dozens of sophisticated electronic systems from bumper to bumper, placing heavy demands on the charging system. The alternator is no place to cut corners. DENSO First Time Fit alternators meet or exceed all manufacturer standards, mount properly with a minimum of installation issues, and provide years of reliable service. Features. Premium cores and precise OE assembly benchmarks; Design to meet the grueling heat and electrical requirements; First Time Fit provides perfect mounting with no belt/pulley alignment issues; Benefits. Service professionals preferred DENSO's alternators for a trouble free solution; OE quality fit, appearance, and durability; Full compatibility with sensitive electronics systems; Compact and lightweight design
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2000 - Ford Contour L 4 Cyl 2.0L 121 1989
Denso
1997 Ford Contour Alternator 4 Cyl 2.0L Denso - Reman Alternator

P311-46A8E35    210-5195  Remanufactured

1N-3107K , AL7542X , 94BB-AF , 7774 , 94BB-AE , 13-3107K , 94BB-10300-AH , 334-2260 , F5RZ-10346-A , 20117 , 94BB-AH , F6RZ-10346-AA , F4PU-10346-AA , FOA346 , 94BB-10300-AG , 133107K , 7789602 , 92300 , 7774602 , F4PU-10300-AA , 7789 , 94BB-10300-AF , A07774 , N7774 , 213-3107K , 94BB-10300-AE , 1866263 , F4PU-AA , 90-02-5073

Qty:
$34.00 $141.47
Denso Alternator
  • Remanufactured DENSO First Time Fit Alternator
  • 130 Amp First Time Fit
  • Reman Alternator
  • Product Attributes:
    • Amperage Rating: 130
    • Family: Ford Oe
    • Fan Type: Internal
    • Plug Type: 332
    • Regulator Type: Internal
    • Rotation Direction: Clockwise
    • Voltage: 12.0
  • DENSO alternators are not only original equipment on many of the world's top production cars; they are a favorite in motorsports as well, where their light weight, high efficiency, and durability under the most demanding conditions make them the natural choice. Remanufactured DENSO alternators go through a grueling process. Stators and rectifiers are tested to 300 volts, while rotors are submitted to 600 volts, all to ensure reliable performance. Rotor slip rings are buffed to an 8 micron surface finish, with runout limited to 20 microns, minimizing brush wear and abrasion. Bearings are validated to OE standards and loaded with premium OE standard lubricants. New or remanufactured, a DENSO alternator is a quality component. Offered in versions from 40 to 160 amperes and beyond for hundreds of specific vehicle applications, all alternators meet DENSO's rigorous First Time Fit standards. Contemporary cars employ dozens of sophisticated electronic systems from bumper to bumper, placing heavy demands on the charging system. The alternator is no place to cut corners. DENSO First Time Fit alternators meet or exceed all manufacturer standards, mount properly with a minimum of installation issues, and provide years of reliable service. Features. Premium cores and precise OE assembly benchmarks; Design to meet the grueling heat and electrical requirements; First Time Fit provides perfect mounting with no belt/pulley alignment issues; Benefits. Service professionals preferred DENSO's alternators for a trouble free solution; OE quality fit, appearance, and durability; Full compatibility with sensitive electronics systems; Compact and lightweight design
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Submodel Engine VIN Block Engine CID CC
1997 - Ford Contour Base 3 L 4 Cyl 2.0L 121 1989
Denso
1998 Ford Contour Alternator 4 Cyl 2.0L Denso - Reman Alternator

P311-4DFCB3C    210-5352  Remanufactured

F8RZ-10346-CCRM , F8RZ-10346-CC , 90-02-5102 , 98BB-10300-CC , 98BB-CC , 8309611 , AL7599X , 1N-3216 , 23744 , 90-02-5222 , 1N-3142 , 213-3142 , 213-3070D , 8309 , 8268607 , 8268

Qty:
$34.00 $142.53
Denso Alternator
  • Remanufactured DENSO First Time Fit Alternator
  • 110 Amp; Excludes Side Mount Alt First Time Fit
  • Reman Alternator
  • Product Attributes:
    • Amperage Rating: 110
    • Family: Ford Oe
    • Fan Type: Internal
    • Plug Type: 338
    • Regulator Type: Internal
    • Rotation Direction: Clockwise
    • Voltage: 12.0
  • DENSO alternators are not only original equipment on many of the world's top production cars; they are a favorite in motorsports as well, where their light weight, high efficiency, and durability under the most demanding conditions make them the natural choice. Remanufactured DENSO alternators go through a grueling process. Stators and rectifiers are tested to 300 volts, while rotors are submitted to 600 volts, all to ensure reliable performance. Rotor slip rings are buffed to an 8 micron surface finish, with runout limited to 20 microns, minimizing brush wear and abrasion. Bearings are validated to OE standards and loaded with premium OE standard lubricants. New or remanufactured, a DENSO alternator is a quality component. Offered in versions from 40 to 160 amperes and beyond for hundreds of specific vehicle applications, all alternators meet DENSO's rigorous First Time Fit standards. Contemporary cars employ dozens of sophisticated electronic systems from bumper to bumper, placing heavy demands on the charging system. The alternator is no place to cut corners. DENSO First Time Fit alternators meet or exceed all manufacturer standards, mount properly with a minimum of installation issues, and provide years of reliable service. Features. Premium cores and precise OE assembly benchmarks; Design to meet the grueling heat and electrical requirements; First Time Fit provides perfect mounting with no belt/pulley alignment issues; Benefits. Service professionals preferred DENSO's alternators for a trouble free solution; OE quality fit, appearance, and durability; Full compatibility with sensitive electronics systems; Compact and lightweight design
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1998 - Ford Contour L 4 Cyl 2.0L 121 1989
Denso
1998 Ford Contour Alternator 4 Cyl 2.0L Denso - Reman Alternator

P311-571B457    210-5228  Remanufactured

FOA110 , AL7556X , N7792 , 92321 , 7792602 , F7RZ-10346-FARM1 , 90-02-5098 , F7PU-10346-FA , 13-3125 , 213-3125 , 97BB-10300-AB , 97BB-10300-AC , 7796 , 23676 , F7RZ-10346-FA , 1N-3125 , 1866346 , 97BB-AB , A07792 , 97BB-AC , F7RZ-10346-FARM , 7792

Qty:
$34.00 $137.73
Denso Alternator
  • Remanufactured DENSO First Time Fit Alternator
  • 130 Amp; To 02/09/1998 First Time Fit
  • Reman Alternator
  • Product Attributes:
    • Amperage Rating: 130
    • Family: Ford Oe
    • Fan Type: Internal
    • Plug Type: 332
    • Regulator Type: Internal
    • Rotation Direction: Clockwise
    • Voltage: 12.0
  • DENSO alternators are not only original equipment on many of the world's top production cars; they are a favorite in motorsports as well, where their light weight, high efficiency, and durability under the most demanding conditions make them the natural choice. Remanufactured DENSO alternators go through a grueling process. Stators and rectifiers are tested to 300 volts, while rotors are submitted to 600 volts, all to ensure reliable performance. Rotor slip rings are buffed to an 8 micron surface finish, with runout limited to 20 microns, minimizing brush wear and abrasion. Bearings are validated to OE standards and loaded with premium OE standard lubricants. New or remanufactured, a DENSO alternator is a quality component. Offered in versions from 40 to 160 amperes and beyond for hundreds of specific vehicle applications, all alternators meet DENSO's rigorous First Time Fit standards. Contemporary cars employ dozens of sophisticated electronic systems from bumper to bumper, placing heavy demands on the charging system. The alternator is no place to cut corners. DENSO First Time Fit alternators meet or exceed all manufacturer standards, mount properly with a minimum of installation issues, and provide years of reliable service. Features. Premium cores and precise OE assembly benchmarks; Design to meet the grueling heat and electrical requirements; First Time Fit provides perfect mounting with no belt/pulley alignment issues; Benefits. Service professionals preferred DENSO's alternators for a trouble free solution; OE quality fit, appearance, and durability; Full compatibility with sensitive electronics systems; Compact and lightweight design
Brand: Denso
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1998 - Ford Contour L 4 Cyl 2.0L 121 1989
Remy
1997 Ford Contour Alternator 4 Cyl 2.0L Remy - Premium; New

P311-088C6EA    92300  New

F5RZ-10346-A , 94BB-10300-AF , F4PU-10300-AA , F6RZ-10346-AA , 94BB-10300-AH

Qty:
$143.46
  • New Premium Alternator
  • 130 Amps
  • Premium; New
  • Product Attributes:
    • : New
    • Amperage Rating: 130
    • Fan Type: Internal
    • One Wire Capable: No
    • Plug Clock Rear View Main Mounting Ear at 6 O Clock: 2
    • Pulley Belt Type: Serpentine
    • Pulley Groove Quantity: 6
    • Pulley Included: Yes
    • Pulley Outside Diameter: 54.6
    • Regulator Type: Internal
    • Rotation Direction: Clockwise
    • Voltage: 12.0
Brand: Remy
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1997 - Ford Contour L 4 Cyl 2.0L 121 1989
Remy
2000 Ford Contour Alternator 6 Cyl 2.5L Remy - Premium; New

P311-14055E2    92317  New

F5RU-10300-BC , F5RZ-10346-B , 96BB-10300-AB , F5RU-10300-BA , F6RZ-10346-CC , F6RZ-10346-BB , F5RU-10346-BC

Qty:
$166.11
  • New Premium Alternator
  • 130 Amps
  • Premium; New
  • Product Attributes:
    • : New
    • Amperage Rating: 130
    • Fan Type: Internal
    • One Wire Capable: No
    • Plug Clock Rear View Main Mounting Ear at 6 O Clock: 10
    • Pulley Belt Type: Serpentine
    • Pulley Groove Quantity: 6
    • Pulley Included: Yes
    • Pulley Outside Diameter: 68.6
    • Regulator Type: Internal
    • Rotation Direction: Clockwise
    • Voltage: 12.0
Brand: Remy
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2000 - Ford Contour V 6 Cyl 2.5L 155 2450
Remy
1998 Ford Contour Alternator 4 Cyl 2.0L Remy - Premium; New

P311-025291C    92321  New

97BB-10300-AC , 97BB-10300-AB , F7RZ-10346-FA , 97BB-10300-CA , F7PU-10300-FB

Qty:
$154.80
  • New Premium Alternator
  • Side Mount Alt; 130 Amps
  • Premium; New
  • Product Attributes:
    • : New
    • Amperage Rating: 130
    • Fan Type: Internal
    • One Wire Capable: No
    • Plug Clock Rear View Main Mounting Ear at 6 O Clock: 2
    • Pulley Belt Type: Serpentine
    • Pulley Groove Quantity: 6
    • Pulley Included: Yes
    • Pulley Outside Diameter: 52.1
    • Regulator Type: Internal
    • Rotation Direction: Clockwise
    • Voltage: 12.0
Brand: Remy
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1998 - Ford Contour L 4 Cyl 2.0L 121 1989
Remy
1998 Ford Contour Alternator 4 Cyl 2.0L Remy - Premium; New

P311-46AA41E    92502  New

F8RZ-10346-CC , 98BB-10300-CC

Qty:
$154.80
  • New Premium Alternator
  • exc Side Mount Alt
  • Premium; New
  • Product Attributes:
    • : New
    • Amperage Rating: 110
    • Fan Type: Internal
    • One Wire Capable: No
    • Plug Clock Rear View Main Mounting Ear at 6 O Clock: 10
    • Pulley Belt Type: Serpentine
    • Pulley Groove Quantity: 6
    • Pulley Included: Yes
    • Pulley Outside Diameter: 50.0
    • Regulator Type: Internal
    • Rotation Direction: Clockwise
    • Voltage: 12.0
Brand: Remy
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1998 - Ford Contour L 4 Cyl 2.0L 121 1989
Remy
2000 Ford Contour Alternator 4 Cyl 2.0L Remy - Premium; New

P311-46AA41E    92502  New

F8RZ-10346-CC , 98BB-10300-CC

Qty:
$154.80
  • New Premium Alternator
  • 110 Amps
  • Premium; New
  • Product Attributes:
    • : New
    • Amperage Rating: 110
    • Fan Type: Internal
    • One Wire Capable: No
    • Plug Clock Rear View Main Mounting Ear at 6 O Clock: 10
    • Pulley Belt Type: Serpentine
    • Pulley Groove Quantity: 6
    • Pulley Included: Yes
    • Pulley Outside Diameter: 50.0
    • Regulator Type: Internal
    • Rotation Direction: Clockwise
    • Voltage: 12.0
Brand: Remy
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2000 - Ford Contour L 4 Cyl 2.0L 121 1989
Remy
1997 Ford Contour Alternator 4 Cyl 2.0L Remy - Premium; Remanufactured

P311-2774297    20117  Remanufactured

F4PU-10300-AA , F6RZ-10346-AA , F5RZ-10346-A , 94BB-10300-AF , 94BB-10300-AH

Qty:
$70.00 $114.93
  • Premium Remanufactured Alternator
  • 130 Amps
  • Premium; Remanufactured
  • Product Attributes:
    • : Remanufactured
    • Amperage Rating: 130
    • Fan Type: Internal
    • One Wire Capable: No
    • Plug Clock Rear View Main Mounting Ear at 6 O Clock: 2
    • Pulley Belt Type: Serpentine
    • Pulley Groove Quantity: 6
    • Pulley Included: Yes
    • Pulley Outside Diameter: 54.0
    • Regulator Type: Internal
    • Rotation Direction: Clockwise
    • Voltage: 12.0
Brand: Remy
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1997 - Ford Contour L 4 Cyl 2.0L 121 1989
Remy
2000 Ford Contour Alternator 6 Cyl 2.5L Remy - Premium; Remanufactured

P311-57DEBE4    23656  Remanufactured

F5RU-10346-BC , F5RU-10300-BC , F5RZ-10346-B , F6RZ-10346-BB , F5RU-10300-BA , F6RZ-10346-CC , 96BB-10300-AB

Qty:
$70.00 $128.45
  • Premium Remanufactured Alternator
  • 130 Amps
  • Premium; Remanufactured
  • Product Attributes:
    • : Remanufactured
    • Amperage Rating: 130
    • Fan Type: Internal
    • One Wire Capable: No
    • Plug Clock Rear View Main Mounting Ear at 6 O Clock: 10
    • Pulley Belt Type: Serpentine
    • Pulley Groove Quantity: 6
    • Pulley Included: Yes
    • Pulley Outside Diameter: 69.1
    • Regulator Type: Internal
    • Rotation Direction: Clockwise
    • Voltage: 12.0
Brand: Remy
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2000 - Ford Contour V 6 Cyl 2.5L 155 2450
Remy
1998 Ford Contour Alternator 4 Cyl 2.0L Remy - Premium; Remanufactured

P311-3E26419    23676  Remanufactured

F7RZ-10346-FA , F7PU-10300-FB , 97BB-10300-AB , 97BB-10300-AC , 97BB-10300-CA

Qty:
$80.00 $121.70
  • Premium Remanufactured Alternator
  • Side Mount Alt; 130 Amps
  • Premium; Remanufactured
  • Product Attributes:
    • : Remanufactured
    • Amperage Rating: 130
    • Fan Type: Internal
    • One Wire Capable: No
    • Plug Clock Rear View Main Mounting Ear at 6 O Clock: 2
    • Pulley Belt Type: Serpentine
    • Pulley Groove Quantity: 6
    • Pulley Included: Yes
    • Pulley Outside Diameter: 48.0
    • Regulator Type: Internal
    • Rotation Direction: Clockwise
    • Voltage: 12.0
Brand: Remy
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1998 - Ford Contour L 4 Cyl 2.0L 121 1989
Remy
1998 Ford Contour Alternator 4 Cyl 2.0L Remy - Premium; Remanufactured

P311-52CDF45    23744  Remanufactured

F8RZ-10346-CC , 98BB-10300-CC

Qty:
$80.00 $128.45
  • Premium Remanufactured Alternator
  • exc Side Mount Alt; 110 Amps
  • Premium; Remanufactured
  • Product Attributes:
    • : Remanufactured
    • Amperage Rating: 110
    • Fan Type: Internal
    • One Wire Capable: No
    • Plug Clock Rear View Main Mounting Ear at 6 O Clock: 10
    • Pulley Belt Type: Serpentine
    • Pulley Groove Quantity: 6
    • Pulley Included: Yes
    • Pulley Outside Diameter: 48.0
    • Regulator Type: Internal
    • Rotation Direction: Clockwise
    • Voltage: 12.0
Brand: Remy
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1998 - Ford Contour L 4 Cyl 2.0L 121 1989
Remy
2000 Ford Contour Alternator 4 Cyl 2.0L Remy - Premium; Remanufactured

P311-1B8C85F    23675  Remanufactured

Qty:
$80.00 $121.70
  • Premium Remanufactured Alternator
  • 110 Amps
  • Premium; Remanufactured
  • Product Attributes:
    • : Remanufactured
    • Amperage Rating: 110
    • Fan Type: Internal
    • One Wire Capable: No
    • Plug Clock Rear View Main Mounting Ear at 6 O Clock: 10
    • Pulley Belt Type: Serpentine
    • Pulley Groove Quantity: 6
    • Pulley Included: Yes
    • Pulley Outside Diameter: 48.0
    • Regulator Type: Internal
    • Rotation Direction: Clockwise
    • Voltage: 12.0
Brand: Remy
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2000 - Ford Contour L 4 Cyl 2.0L 121 1989

Latest Ford Contour Repair and Alternator Installation Advice

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1995 Ford Contour electrical problem?

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Question From Guest on 1995 Ford Contour electrical problem?

I recently purchased a '95 Ford Contour and it ran wonderfully for 3 weeks then one morning when I started it I noticed the battery light flickering when idling and shutting off when revved. When I turn my signal lights on the tac gauge needle moves to the rhythm of the signal lights. The power windows go up and down very slowly. An alternator perhaps? I took it to a mechanic and when I got the car on his lift, everything started to work normally again until I got it home (even his diagnostic machine showed the alternator and battery working normally) by the time I got the car home the same issues were happening again. Also the cooling fan stopped working and the car's temperature sky rocketed until the mechanic wiggled the wires and the fan came on suddenly. Are both these problems electrical? Are they related?

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

A strong battery would cover the alternator for some time. A bad battery can kill a good alternator.

Wiring connections really count and can mess up a free lunch! , T

1995 Ford Contour *FIXED*

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Question From dood on 1995 Ford Contour *FIXED*

had a running 95 Contour but needed an alternator, replaced the alternator and now the car starts runs for a few seconds and stalls. Now i was told this was the Maf sensor and to unplug it to see if it runs. so i did... and it runs... rough. it idles high and back down but it does run. i checked the ecu for codes and all i get is 111 which is system fine. i looked up online how to test Maf sensor and i have a good hot and a good ground but not a good signal ground i check the ground going to ecu with key on and jumping it to hot to see if my test light glows but it doesnt. just incase the car is different ive replaced the Maf sensor with a new one and its still doing same thing with no code. any ideas whats going on? could the run a few seconds then stall be coming form somthing else? thanks

1995
Ford Contour GL
2.0 4 cyl
130k miles

Response From Hammer Time

You need to just go back and check your work. Look for damage to the intake snorkel or hoses left disconnected that attach to it.

Response From dood

everything is plugged in, all vacuum lines are connected, air intake is all tight and connected.

Response From Hammer Time

What's the code number that it's currently setting?

Response From dood

"111" over and over. which means system okay.

during the testing of the maf sensor both my ground and hot are good, its when i get to letter "c" which is "signal ground" ground coming from the ecu, its suppose to be reading 12 volts as well and it isnt. is this a problem with the ecm or sometihng else?

Response From dood

ok so i disconnected neg - battery cable and reset the ecu, now it will run with the MAF plugged in but idles really really rough. i have to give it a little gas to keep it running, still no codes. any ideas?

Response From Discretesignals

Why did you replace the alternator? You stated all this started happening after you replaced the alternator. Might want to go back over your work and see if there is anything that was knocked off or pinched when you did the alternator. If everything looks good, what is the voltage at the battery terminals with the engine running?

Response From dood

I thought the alternator was bad, how i always checked this on other cars was by removing the positive cable and it should continue to run.. but this car did not... i replaced the alternator and it still died when positive is removed and i had the old one tested and it was fine. im getting 14.4 at the battery at idle it will jump to 14.8 which i tihnk is high, @ 2500 ^. this all actually happened a step after the alternator.. i noticed the wireing harness to the injectors were shot, dry rot and falling apart so i got one from a junk yard to replace it really common problem for these cars i guess took awhile to find a good one. then the next start up is was idling rough. i cant tell if its because of to much fuel or to much air. i also read that the cts or ambient temp sensor being bad could cause it to run lean. but like i said im not getting any codes.

Response From Hammer Time


i always checked this on other cars was by removing the positive cable and it should continue to run.


Whoooowwwww.............. Never, ever do that again. That is the fastest way to fry every computer in your car.

Response From dood

well im 24 and have been working on foreign cars for about 7 years now and have never had this problem until i came across a POS american car.

Response From Hammer Time

You can fry a foreign car the same way, just as fast.

Response From dood

ok this still doesnt help my situation. my ecu is not fried, this car is running to lean or to rich and its a sensor or somthing like i said ive heard it could be a temp sensor or sometihng. anything other then telling me i freid something i know i didnt would be much appreciated.

Response From nickwarner

How do you happen to be so certain what isn't bad when you don't know what is? You very well could have damaged the ECU permanently. Just because the car will run doesn't mean the ECU isn't damaged. Most people think of a fried one meaning stone cold dead, but usually its smaller individual circuits, like capacitors that control the injectors or transistors that engage other controls that get damaged by the voltage spike caused from someone disconnecting a battery while its running. Also, it doesn't matter one bit if its American or Japanese, most parts for both are all made in Taiwan anyhow.

If you think its a lean or rich condition, hook up a scanner that reads data pids and see what the O2 voltage is. Or chase down someone with an oscilloscope and monitor it directly at the sensor. If you think its a temp sensor, put a multimeter on it and see what it reads in comparison to actual engine temp. Don't guess at it, test it. I have a feeling its not a sensor.

Response From dood

im going to check the voltages on the sensors tonight but last night i found out the car ran fine after i heated my garage up to 77 degrees. and will stall when its cold.

Response From Discretesignals

Which sensor voltages are you going to check out? Take a look at the engine coolant temperature sensor voltage. Also inspect the ECT connector and make sure it isn't all green.



Response From dood

tested all my major sensors all read fine except ect which stayed at .04 never changed with temp change. i tried running car with it disc. and there was no difference with the idle just the fans ran on high. i pulled the ecu and will be replacing it as soon as i can. i sure hope this is the fix, idk where else to look.

Response From Discretesignals

If you unplug the coolant temperature sensor and check the voltage in the connector on the white/green wire, you should see 5 volts with the ignition on. Do you see 5 volts? Unplugging the temperature sensor should also set a trouble code in the ECA. Is there an ECT trouble code stored? If you were back probed in the sensor connector on the brown/green wire trying to monitor ECT voltage, you were reading the ground side of the sensor which should be around 0.1 volts. You need to be back probed into the white/green wire to see ECT voltage.

Obviously the ECT wire to the PCM is good because the PCM turned on the coolant fans when you disconnected the sensor.

Response From dood

i dont have a brown wire i have a black and white and a green and white. the black is a constant 12v ground and the green is suppose to be a signal wire to the ecu im guessing. with the sensor plugged in and key on i put positive probe on the green and negative probe on neg of battery and thats what gave me the .04 volts.

Response From Discretesignals

The black might be brown, sometimes the brown wires turn black..LOL.


If you have only .4 volts on the green/white that means that the coolant temperature sensor is dropping only .4 volts, so the ECA equates that to around 215 degrees F. That isn't right if the engine is stone cold.

When you unplug the connector, you should see 5 volts on the green/white wire with ignition on. If you do, plug the connector back on and back probe the black/white wire. It should be around .1 volts. If that is good, it needs a new sensor. Make sure your meter is grounded good. Best place for the meter to be grounded is at the negative battery terminal to get accurate readings with your meter.

The sensor might not be the cause of your problems, but it is a problem that needs to be fixed. The coolant temperature sensor reading is very important to the computer when it comes to the fuel curve and ignition timing.

Response From dood

put in a known working ecu and still have the same problem. so heres my question. since the care will run better with the maf sensor unplugged (yes i replaced the maf sensor) what does unplugging the maf sensor do? since no sensor is it running more or less fuel as a default?


note - is it possible to reverse the 2 wires for the ect? this was replaced by someone else not to long ago, i wouldnt think it would matter since its dc but does anyone know for sure?

Response From Hammer Time

It forces the computer to use default values.

Response From dood

i understand it does that, as i said in my post, but what are the default values. more or less fuel

Response From Hammer Time

It uses an average, probably less when cold and more when hot. The MAF feeds important data for the computer. If it ran well without it, they wouldn't put it in there. They just programmed a "limp in" mode so you won't be stuck in case of a failure.

Response From dood

Update*** Ok was really getting tired of meesing with car so i rechecked all of the sensors that have anything to do with fuel or air control and i think the new maf sensor i purchased is defective.. the + signal out to ecu is reading 0.04 volts and its suppose to have a baseline of 0.7-1.0 so im going to return the maf for a new one and ill post results.

Response From dood

Okay, so i finally found the root of the problem, and to all the ppl that tried to help but never suggestion this must be backyard mechanics. my IAC valve or idle air control was stuck open and needed replaced, bought a new one and she runs like a charm now.

Response From Hammer Time

and to all the ppl that tried to help but never suggestion this must be backyard mechanics


You're the idiot that couldn't explain the symptoms right. Like anything else........ "Garbage in....garbage out" Don't bother ever coming here for help again.

Response From Discretesignals Top Rated Answer

Glad to see you figured it out. IAC problem would definitely cause a stalling issue. Thanks for the follow up on this.


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