1997 Ford Contour Transmission Service

What’s the Importance of Your 1997 Contour’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Contour’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1997 Ford Contour transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Ford Contour transmission trouble your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your Contour’s not even driveable.

Ford Transmission Recommendations for 1997 Contours

According to Ford, your Contour’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, Ford recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1997 Ford Contours at certain intervals with Ford-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1997 Contour up to Ford-recommended standards. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your Contour’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Ford Contour Transmission Service Cost

We work hard to offer affordable Ford Contour transmission repairs and services. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your Contour’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or repair, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1997 Ford Contour Transmission Q&A

  • What happens when you "ride" your Ford's brakes? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a Ford? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small it is. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Contour is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • Does my Contour's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1997 Contour’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your Ford's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Brake for Ford Contour Transmission Service

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1997 Contour, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.