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  2. PDXSVT

    Crickets...

    OK, mondeoman, I get you would know something on the topic of modding a zetec. Roy? It's been forever. Shotwell leaves the crickets alone. He instead picks on elk.
  3. I would look for the Cougar one's they are easier to find as they ran until 2002 with the Bosch controller. The harness and the ABS unit are identical to the Contour and can be used with no issues. And if you find one with Traction Control, you can add that as well with just the dashboard switch after installing the unit. -Dominic
  4. Hello, I could use some help finding a 99' or 2000 ABS control module for my 98 SVT Contour. The rear brakes locked up on me after having recently installing brand new EBC rotors and pads. I found the post on how to change the 98' module for the newer modules. Now I just need to locate the Bosch controller and wiring harness. The car has been in the shop for about a month now and they are saying they can't find one. Any help would be great! Thanks!
  5. My issue is my cars power distribution block harness and interior harness are pre 3/98 vintage since my cars built date is 3/25/97. However the replacement engine harness I have is a post 3/98 harness. So there are slight differences with some of the circuits. I think I’ve isolated it to the PATS and clutch switch interface to the starter relay coil circuit ground and the VSS signal circuit that feeds the cruise control, instrument cluster, and ECM.
  6. Unfortunately most of my diagrams are broken up into multiple pages. What exactly are you having an issue with? If it's the early 1998 SVT harnesses with the PATS controller vs. the later 1998 models which were integrated into the PCM - That could be your issue. Do you have an E0 with the RJL1 controller, or the later E1 with the SFG0 controller? I've personally run into this before and corrected it in another harness. -Dominic
  7. I think I’m piecing it together. I’ve got the connector views from the service manual CD and it shows the possible wire colors and circuit ID’s. I’ve been comparing them to what I have and matching circuit ID’s from the C421 ECM connector and the C3001 connector and doing continuity tests to verify. Still would be nice to have a full schematic to trace wires though.
  8. Been a while since I’ve posted on here... I’ve searched around the ole interwebs and on the forum with limited success. I’m trying to get my hands on the engine bay harness wire schematics for an early 98 E0 2.5L Contour and a 98.5 E1 2.5L Contour schematic. I had received a replacement harness for my car on trade a while back and didn’t think twice as I was told it was a E0 harness. It had the green knock sensor connector and the correct shift tower connector foe the reverse light. However here I am 9yrs later and I’m chasing electrical gremlins. I have
  9. SVT-ROY

    Crickets...

    He bros been a hot min! So yeah Anyone got parts? Who's driving what? Lets bromance SHOTTY
  10. And people wonder why the imports last longer than domestics? Scheduled service, that's what. Brake fluid changes are every 30K on Toyota's and other vehicles (our age that is).
  11. The Sierra XR4i is an automobile from Ford, with rear wheel drive, a front positioned engine and a saloon (sedan) body style. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 2.8 litre capacity. This power plant features overhead valve valve gear, a 60 degree V 6 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 160 bhp (162 PS/119 kW) of power at 5700 rpm, and maximum torque of 216 N·m (159 lb·ft/22 kgm) at 4300 rpm. A 5 speed manual transmission transmits the power to the driven wheels. Maximum speed quoted is 209 km/h (130 mph). Seen occasionally in the States as a Merkur
  12. mondeoman

    Crickets...

    PDXSVT - I KNOW you have questions regarding how to make your Zetec faster, on the cheap!!! Ask me how I know this? LOL
  13. Aussie - what is this latest on the Mystique? I have been away for a few years.....my bad.
  14. Yes, spring is required on rear wheel cylinders (drum brakes). Rebuild kits may or may not contain these springs. Rebuild kits typically contain piston seals and end cap seals. Most auto parts sources moving to replacement wheel cylinders. Back in the day we use to clean up the inside of the wheel cylinders with honing stones in order to remove pits that are a result of water (contaminated brake fluid). Failure to remove these pits will quickly result in the failure of the replacement piston seals. Moral of the story here: Bleed your brake fluid completely once every 2 to 3 years. Way frequent
  15. Besides, wheel cylinders cost around $14 each.. even less on RockAuto. Is it worth it to ride around with missing parts?
  16. I believe the spring provides tension to keep the pistons pushed out. Without it, the pistons could be allowed to retreat further than designed which could cause the shoes to slide off of the piston slots and create a negative contact situation inside the drum.
  17. And the world will continue turning if I don't install this part?
  18. IIRC there is a spring in the wheel cylinder. Most people lose them when rebuilding as most kits only include the inner pistons and outer seals. -Dominic
  19. Is there supposed to be a compression spring between the little pistons? My rebuild kit didn't include one. The old part didn't contain one, but the last guy who worked on the brakes was seriously lacking, so I just don't know...
  20. On the 1995, the V6 engines were equipped with a DIS-6 module for the spark. That module has a "SPOUT" plug which can be removed to remove advance from the ignition to check base engine timing. Normally the car needs to have the SPOUT plug in, in order to run correctly otherwise the ignition will always run in fixed timing mode. The SPOUT plug is a square plug that plugs into a connector normally taped to the harness connecting to the ignition module (right side rear engine compartment). -Dominic
  21. Ok, noob question here and I don't plan to do weird thing on the engine. Talking with the guy that fixes my car (Mystique 1995 2.5), he told me a couple of years ago that he toched the spark timing for improvement due to smog test(?) After that, the car was lacking of power, last time I take it for smog test I commented it to him and he told me that he touched againt and it advanced the spark a bit, it really helped but it still hasn't the same power as before. My question is, how does one can advance or delay the spark on this kind of engines? Right now I have thi
  22. I would love to have the shop manuals sincerely yours Mark Raddon
  23. Remove the steering column shrouds (Plastic) and remove the ignition electrical switch (on the other side of the key cylinder). Then you can manually turn the engine off until you get the key cylinder issue sorted. -Dominic
  24. update: the cylinder has to be turned to the off position before the removal pin can be depressed or drilled out. It looks like I'll need to replace the steering column (ugh) unless someone has a better suggestion. any ideas?
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