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  4. deneb1592

    New Wheels

    Hello, everyone. I've decided to install a satin black Tis wheels on my rig because I want to improve the overall aesthetic of the exterior. I'll be changing the tires as well but that would be for another time. My concern is that how to properly maintain the satin black finish of my wheels. Is anyone here has an idea or insights on how to properly care and clean wheels made of cast aluminum alloy? I would like to know what items to use to clean them. Thank you!
  5. Hi everyone. It’s been a while since I’ve visited this forum. i’m sorry that this is not the correct spot to post this ad. I see not much activity Here as it used to be. I’m posting because I am selling my 99 contour SVT. I have most of the factory parts along with a few aftermarket parts. There’s nothing special about the car there’s a few dents and dings in it in the rear bumper is cracked. The car does have a transmission that was rebuilt by Terry himself, along with a Limited slip differential trans has approx. 30k on it. It has a fidonza flywheel, and headers. The rocker panel skirts are good, the wheels are good, the motor is still decent with 140,500 miles on it. The color is toreador red. It has been sitting for four years, but get started and drove twice here. If anyone is interested in my car that I enjoyed more then any other vehicle ever please contact me. I haven’t advertised this anywhere, this is where I would like to start. Hopefully someone can salvage parts to keep theirs going. Travis Drake Benton harbor, mi 2699212280
  6. Hey Erick, I'm just wondering where do you get parts that you need? I found an aftermarket exhaust from 4wheelonline and I'm planning to get one to replace my current exhaust. Not that it is beyond repair but having a new one would be more cost-efficient than fixing it.
  7. Were you able to fix your door issue?
  8. Hello, I'm new here as well.
  9. Hello everyone, Daniel here. I joined the forum because I want to improve my family's 1999 Contour SVT back into its top shape. It still running but not there are some problems that need to be fixed. Hope this community can help especially when it looking for the parts needed.
  10. I know that with everything going on politically and with the Corona virus everyone is preoccupied with all that - But make sure you take a little time to enjoy the holiday and hopefully family! Stay safe, and healthy! -Dominic
  11. I have a 2000 with the 2.0 sometimes she runs fine but sometimes it almost feels like its slipping i think I have it narrowed down to the tr sensor the vss or a shifting solenoid how would i be able to tell which one is bad

  12. Unfortunately with that type of issue, someone hands on is going to need to take a look at it. If it's been overheating (referenced by your removing the overflow reservoir cap) then low compression will cause the starting issues stemming from overheating and causing the head gasket to fail. Normally even with a blown gasket the engine can eventually be started, but performance will be poor and it will consume coolant internally as a result. -Dominic
  13. Well I am having an issue with the car trying to start when I go to start up the car it sounds like it wants to but doesn’t right away sometimes it takes a couple try’s and if on the third one it doesn’t start up I open up the antifreeze overflow resivor and then it still sounds like it wants to start and I hole the key in starting position and eventually I get it running and I don’t know what is causing this problem can you please help me out
  14. Then check places that normally can cause issues (door seals, door drains at bottom of door). Both can cause water leak issues. Or, just grab a garden hose and have someone spray it hard while you are inside looking for leaks. -Dominic
  15. I don't think they were ever popular enough to be made into quick struts. And also because the top mount on the front is pretty different from many other cars it probably makes it more difficult to mass produce unless a very high request was there - And I doubt they would sell very many these days. Removing the strut and using a good quality spring compressor and dismantle the strut assembly. That's the way I did it for years.
  16. I have a 1999 Ford contour 2.0 LX and I need to replace both front struts on my car but I can’t seem to find quick struts anywhere my question is do you have to rebuild the whole front struts or can you buy the whole assembly
  17. And my favorite overlooked item that can cause that symptom is the Impact switch in the side foot well. If activated (or if someone kicks it, the car will shut off and not start. Kicker is the fuel pump will not work and won't work even if replaced. I saw one before that the wires has gotten wet and rotted off of the bottom of the switch. I would check that as well as it can also cause those symptoms as well. -Dominic
  18. You said you changed the fuel filter and the fuel pump..... was that because the car quit running? when you now turn on the key do you hear the FP spin up? As Dom was saying the timing belt could be the real issue, How many miles on the car? If it is over 60k Id start looking at the timing belt. there is an upper inspection cover that you can remove to inspect it. Regards, AF
  19. Being that it's a 4 cylinder, are you sure it just ran out of gas? A broken timing belt can mimic the same issues and will kill the engine. Does it crank normally but not start? If it's backfiring that normally doesn't point to the fuel system but a quick check would be to see if you have gas coming to the engine by removing the fuel line (with a special tool you can purchase cheaply at the parts store) and finding out if you have fuel flow. Did you just put a pump in it or the whole module? -Dominic
  20. Hi Trevor, these issues can be very frustrating for sure. First please tell me the car info; year, trim level, stick or auto, engine, miles, and anything else about the cars history. Regards, AF
  21. Ran it out of gas then replaced fuel pump and filter, it has Spark and it wouldn't even stay running with starting fluid (I had to try) only backfires once... Did I did the engine? What can I do? Car has auto start, but I've never been able to get it to start when it ran. Please help!
  22. The issue could be that the preloading on the VCT wasn't done correctly, or the cams weren't locked into place. Only way I know to correct is take it apart and redo. Was the cam sensor replaced? Was the wiring and connector checked? Regards AF
  23. (car is a 1999 ford contour 2.0L auto with 143k miles) to anyone who has experience with the 2.0l zetec, and either has had this problem before or may know a solution plz reply. so I have 3 codes, 2 codes are pretty serious: P1383 cam timing over retarded & P0340 camshaft position sensor malfunction. had the timing redone as well as what ever comes in the kit. car ran good besides running alittle rough the day I picked it up, fast forward a few days and its back to running terribly, it ticks some, disappears when driving. car starts up immediately, and when driving besides the lack of power and slight hiccups at higher speeds it drives fine. im just stumped, there seems to be no solution in sight. started leaking gas the day I took it to the independent mechanic place, cracked fuel pump. 3rd code was P0453 DTV Evap emissions control system pressure sensor high output.
  24. So I went too remove the thermostat housing and there is one 40mm bolt remove that pulled on the pcv valve hose and the value came out
  25. No sunroof no windshield that I know of
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