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germanfordguy last won the day on September 9 2014

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About germanfordguy

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  • Birthday 01/12/1965

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    Northampton MA
  • Interests
    Camping, Hiking, driving my Contour's

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    2-1995 Contour SE 1-Mtx 1-Atx
  1. germanfordguy

    Wire Harness

    So... I have 2 1995 Contour SE's. They are both in excellent shape, both with about 130k miles. Love these cars, and would like to keep them for as long as they hold up. Both of them have Traction Control and ABS. With both cars, the traction control and ABS lights are on (solid). My mechanic believes this is caused by the part of the wire harness that goes down to the ABS sensor, then on to the speed sensor. I have replaced the main harness's with units that came from SVTTOUR, and have checked with him about these harnesses. He has politely replied that he does not have any in his stockpile of parts and no longer rebuilds them, citing unavailable parts. Does anyone else happen to have these admittedly rare parts or have a line the connectors (assume the actual wires are not all that difficult to get). I would think I have the skills to rebuild these if I'm able to get the parts. Alternatively, does anyone have any experience to say that the connectors are not always that bad, and it is more a questing of degraded wires. Any thoughts/comments appreciated. Thanks in advance
  2. https://newhaven.craigslist.org/cto/d/2000-ford-svt-contour-61k/6262109527.html
  3. germanfordguy

    Craigslist Post

    Should anyone be looking in the Northeast: https://nwct.craigslist.org/cto/d/1999-svt-ford-contour-5-speed/6268811510.html
  4. germanfordguy

    Ford Contour SE Sport leather interior

    no worries -- good luck with your search
  5. germanfordguy

    Ford Contour SE Sport leather interior

    Currently own a 95 SE with leather -- snow, sleet, rain today and tomorrow, so have to wait a day or so for pic's. Are you looking for something specific?
  6. germanfordguy

    Nice looking Silver 99 on BAT

    Sold $3600 -- anyone here?
  7. germanfordguy

    Nice looking Silver 99 on BAT

    Looks to be in pretty good shape and well cared for: http://bringatrailer.com/listing/1999-ford-contour/
  8. germanfordguy

    Fans wont disengage..remains on

    The fans turn on and stay on if you have the AC turned on -- were you running your AC?
  9. germanfordguy

    Carlisle Ford Nationals

    Anybody planning to attend? Bring a car?
  10. germanfordguy

    Replacing the main wire harness

    I have a 95 SE, 2.5 Atx. Traction Control and ABS lights first started to come on when I would take the car to the car wash (hand wand style). They would be on after the wash, but go off in a day or so. Assume water was the culprit. On a long distance trip in the rain, lights came on but never went off. Been that way for about a year, not a biggie, just no time to get into it. Recently, driving the car in heavy rain, lights started flashing, ABS would go off, TC would stay on, then return to both on. This cycled thru most of the day (heavy rain all day). Late in the day, parked at a friends, car was running normally, lights were on. Came out about a 1/2 hour later. Car started right up, shifted into reverse, made it about 10 feet, car died. Would not restart. Waited about 30 minutes, repeat--start, move 10 feet, stalls will not restart. Let is sit overnight, rain stopped, started right up the next morning, runs fine lights are on. I have a refurbished main harness (have already replaced the battery harness). I want to replace the harness, assuming there is the typical cracking wiring in the existing harness. My question is how easy or difficult is the actual process? I can get access to a friends garage (winter hear, garage is ot heated, but obviously better than just outside). If I had a local garage tackle this, anyone know how much time it takes? Anyone been there done that? Thanks for anyone's input.
  11. germanfordguy

    SVT Front Seats

    In case anyone is interested...... http://worcester.craigslist.org/pts/5794533889.html
  12. germanfordguy

    95 contour license plate light problems.

    Hi Mike, I picked up a pair of the lenses with wires today from the junkyard. They are not perfect, but serviceable. Yours for $10 shipped. Steve
  13. germanfordguy

    95 contour license plate light problems.

    Sure This one looks to snap in instead of screw in: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2X-18-SMD-Canbus-LED-License-Plate-Light-Ford-Mondeo-Fiesta-Focus-Kuga-C-Max-/381579632723?hash=item58d7eb2053:g:IhQAAOSwwpdW9M4M&vxp=mtr I think this one will fit: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-Exact-Fit-White-18-LED-License-Plate-Light-For-Ford-Fusion-Fiesta-Mondeo-mk2-/201451672723?hash=item2ee7749493:g:7ZYAAOSwhcJWJKBZ&vxp=mtr I have a junkyard nearby, was planning to spend some time there Saturday, can look for any good ones
  14. germanfordguy

    95 contour license plate light problems.

    Junkyard can be a source, but many times they are in the same condition as yours. A search of ebay "oem ford contour license plate light" resulted in some aftermarket "exact fit" led bulbs with the lens Not many of us out there with 95's -- have 2 SE's myself, one 5sp one Atx
  15. germanfordguy

    Tire Choices (All Season)

    This thread was very useful with recent purchase of new tires. I have 2 95 SE's, acquired both of them in the last 2yrs. One came with Toyo's, the other with Michelins. The Toyo's were due for replacement, Michelins were new- both came with the cars. I had always run Toyo Proxies with my original 95, so they were my first choice. Found that Toyo no longer makes a size for a 95 SE-- I turned to this site for advise and opinion. Settled in on the Falken's. I've had them about a month now, and cannot find any fault-- they are simply outstanding! Dry, Wet- grip grip grip, smooth and stable, even on ribbed pavement. Thanks for the thread, count me in as a Falken convert.
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