Re: 2.5L V6 Duratech Engine Overheated
I checked the contour enthusiats website and found that the plastic impeller on the water pump was a common failure point. Sure enough when I had my contour towed to a garage for repair, that was exactly what had failed. The plastic impeller had shattered at the shaft point. So for those of you who have not yet changed your water pump, it is a good preventative maintenance item to keep you from getting stuck on the road.
Correction 2.5L V-6 on the subject line.