Replacing Engine Escort ZX2
I am replacing the engine in my 1999 Escort ZX2, has 60,000 miles, auto transmission and it had the 2.0L DOHC Z-tech. The VIN code is a 3 for the engine. My question is whether one of these two engines I found will fit it. One is a 2000 Ford Contour that is a 2.0 DOHC Z-tech also with a 3 as an engine code or the second choice is from a 1998 Ford Contour that is also a 2.0 DOHC Z-tech with a 3 as an engine code. Is there an easy way to check to make sure they will fit? Any other issues I should watch out for?