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  • pasta
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    Compuvalves realy stink! Not literaly! The Green light goes off when it is cold in the mornings 50's and goes off during afternoons 90's. But when it is on it stays on and still runs on gasoline. I hear some wierd solenoid noise coming somwhere by the trany, wierd. Needles to say my trip to New Mexico did not proved fruitfull as hoped. Sill waiting on the dang back-order compuvalve. What a pain I got my self into with the DAMN compuvalves!

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    I don't think it has an amber light. The Bi-Fuel Powertrain control/Emmisions diagnostic book I have has two troubleshooting sections. One for no DTC codes and the other for DTC codes. Were are you located? I like to start a new thread on troubleshooting these compuvalves.

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  • craigjh
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    Does the contour CNG light change or is there only one color: Amber? If the color does change, say green or amber, does this mean anything? When I purchased a contour last spring no light on the CNG switch. The prior owner had taken the car to Champion Ford. Diagnosis-Compuvlave. I found a blown fuse on the CNG. After it was replaced the gas gage worked and the switch was now illuminating AMBER. Does this mean anything? Seems hard to diagnose any part with a blown fuse. i.e. no power. Any thoughts

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  • pasta
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    The saga continues... So I went to New Mexico to get a used compuvalve amd other goodies. I just installed it last night along with the regulator. The light on the switch is ON now!!! But still does not run on CNG, bummer. Need to to some more troubleshooting before I go back to Champion Ford (TOM).

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  • 2349
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    I replaced my compuvalve at the dealer. I had bought an '01 Cavalier, because of low mileage and 3600 psi. So I sold the Contour. 8 months later I saw an ad for my old car. The new owner converted it to all gas because the compuvalve went out again and he wanted to get rid of it.
    Last edited by 2349; 06-16-2008, 12:08 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Originally posted by dgwak View Post
    I was about to take my 99 Contour to Champion Ford this week but maybe I need to reconsider... This is my first Contour I owned and my problem is the Alt light doesn't come on at all. When I try to start, it briefly comes on while the engine is turning but turns off immediately as soon as it starts.

    If it just not blinking at all (just not coming on) could this still be compuvalve or something else?

    Any help would be great. Hard to spend $2000 on something like this.
    The original compuvalve I had in the vehicle it did the same think. No light on the switch what so ever! I found another compuvalve and it now has the 3 blinks. STILL bad CAMPUVALVE. I ordered another form Ken Garff Ford in American Fork, they are on back order till sometime in AUGUST!!!

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  • CNG MOTORS
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    My money is on the compuvalve, but usually not always if the light never comes on or blinks 3 times means the compuvalve is bad, If blinks once and goes out may me something else. #1 make sure there is CNG in the tank, then I would check the tank valve as your possible culpret

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  • dgwak
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    I was about to take my 99 Contour to Champion Ford this week but maybe I need to reconsider... This is my first Contour I owned and my problem is the Alt light doesn't come on at all. When I try to start, it briefly comes on while the engine is turning but turns off immediately as soon as it starts.

    If it just not blinking at all (just not coming on) could this still be compuvalve or something else?

    Any help would be great. Hard to spend $2000 on something like this.

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  • CNG MOTORS
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    GUYS,GUYS,GUYS, AND LADIES. This is why I keep warning people of these darn Contours. Champion not very good at diagnosing "Turbo" (service tech)immediately goes for the compuvalve because he doesn't know. Tried to get me for a $2500 compuvalve once and I fixed the problem for $10, yes TEN DOLLARS. Granted because you have a Contour it's proabably the compuvalve.

    Dump the car as a cheap gasoline runner to a high school student, pull the tank out and sell it to another contour owner that will install it as a 2nd tank, then get something else. Don't have to buy from me, plenty-o compitition out there now, just don't get another Contour.

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  • Lakewood90712
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    This is a longshot , but..... Call Villa Ford in the city of Orange , California.

    They got a set of catts for my '01 cng crown vic in less than one day , when other dealers told me 2 weeks+. This particular dealer did service for california state vechicles, did a lot of cng and propane vehicles.

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  • cnguser
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    Ya some bucks there for the compuvalve, but look to the positive side: at least you will have a CNG running car, and can watch the payoff in savings come faster as gasoline creeps upward!
    It's cheaper than trying to go out today in this market to find one let alone to purchase a bi-fuel car!

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    Compuvalve issue on Contour!

    Took my 2000 Contour to Champion Ford today. Not Good, need new compuvalve $1500 and the regulator leaks $$$. the compuvalve is on back order untill August some time. Lesson learned, stay away from crapy Ford compuvalves!
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