I believe the head gasket on my 1995 ford contour is busted. Would anyone
know how much something like that would cost to fix? I just want to get an
idea of what i'm dealing with.
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Anyway, it should cost $500 to $1000, depending on what engine 4 cyl or 6
cyl, if any work needs to be done on the head, or if anything else needs to
What makes you think that the head gasket is bad?
OK, you overheated the engine. You may need a new one. Regardless of what
the cause of the engine overheating was (there was a problem with water
pumps in the 95 V6's), whether it was a water pump, the belts, a broken hose
or a head gasket, you may have had major damage to your engine from
If you can't turn the engine over, you have an engine that has probably been
cooked internally and needs major repairs, that are quite expensive
($2000+) or a new or used engine.
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The 95 V6 Duratec has a known issue with the water pump. The impeller
cracks where it's mounted to the shaft, and it won't spin. That causes
the car to overheat. I don't know if there was ever an offical warranty
extension or recall on it.
Also, there were issues with the cooling fans seizing up. There was an
extended warranty added for this.
Check out the forums at www.contour.org for more detailed information.
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