I bought a 98 contour off of a friend for 200 dollars. It ran okay for a few months then started idling rough. I replaced a vacuum line with a hole in it, and the idle is fine, but it stalls at stop lights and STILL reads out as “system too lean” on the computer. I am lost. For the record I have also replaced the Fuel Pressure regulator.
It also has a nasty habit of pulling to the right when I stop, and a mild wobble in the front end…I have had the ball joints, rotors, brakes, tie rod ends, and control arm bushings replaced. I am so lost on this car, but must keep it running. Oh, also it is the cheapest E series, with a 2.0 engine.