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    shifter bezel on full center console

    What is the color you need? AF
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    Woogieman’s Car

    Yes we are still here, and yes we can help you. Send me an email. AF
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    Welcome, tell us about the adventures with your svt, and post a pic of two. Regards, AF
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    How to Rebuild an Engine like an Idiot

    (ROFLAO) Well done. I and others here have had many similar adventures. As the saying goes if you own a Contour you need a support group. Your in good company here. WELCOME!!! Regards, AF
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    Stalls at idle, throttle hang

    Suggest you only do one thing at a time. That will keep you from just throwing parts at it. AF
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    Stalls at idle, throttle hang

    The throttle having is a different issue. That is resolved by inserting a 1/2" Cooper pipe cap that has a 5 /16" (please try several sizes of holes till you get the one that works best for your car)hole drilled in it into the vacuum line coming from the air tube to the IAC(?). Search the subject here as there are several write ups on it. Regards, AF
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    Just word of Thanks to my friend Buckeye, The site looks great and you deserve a Tour full of kudos for preserving our Tourite heritage that is enshrined here. I only wish I could have hoisted a pint with the Limey.... LOL Bravo Zulu (Navy talk for well done) Regards, Aussie Ford
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    It has been a bit of a long road, but my 98 Stique is back running down the asphalt. A couple of years ago it started not running well, bucking, rough idle, and of course a CEL. My son was checking it out for me and all of a sudden it started spewing ATF out of the fill tube. At that point I just parked it. It had already pissed me off (can I say that here) when it broke a trunk strut mount on the passenger side right off the inside of the trunk. I have never seen that before. The spot welds were good but just ripped out. Go figure that one. As time permitted my son pulled the tranny (only working on warm sunny days here in Orygun) and I had it rebuilt. We put it back in with a new torque converter, and replaced LCA's , tie rod ends, and swaybar bushings. And welded that darn strut bracket back in place too! When is was all back together, I took it to our DEQ aka smog check people, and the drive cycles were ready in the computer. I got a temporary tag to be able to drive it and all was going well until I was taking it back for another try to get it certified. On the way over the CEL came on for a misfire in cylinder #1. When I checked that out you know there are several possible reasons for this to think about. For example I had noticed that when it was at WOT around 6k the alt light was coming on. Ya I know the rule.... when you have the subframe out and everything torn up do an alt whether you need it or not, because you have access.... LOL But in this case it could be weak and not supplying enough power to the coil pack under load. There are several other things that can cause a misfire code and in this case it was gap and carbon tracking. I replaced plugs, with gap adjusted to .045, and wires cleared the CEL and that did the trick. Of course those damm drive cycles had to be done again which took another couple of weeks. the EVA always being the last to say ready, but when it finally did the car ran right through the DEQ and I have my new tags good till 2020. And for the present no CEL till the car wants some more personal time with me. Oh and now the radio and remote entry just quit working... but i do like driving this car.... so guess it'll be gett'n some more personal time with me, maybe while I'm at it I'll do some auto up's on the windows and other fancy stuff. Regards, AF
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    1st time “official” Contour owner

    Will do, I understand fully. I like everything working myself. Not far from you we have members in Woodland, Ridgefield, and Portland. then we have fellow Tourites from Alaska, Canada, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, California, who also attend our larger meets from time to time. Regards, AF
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    1st time “official” Contour owner

    Welcome, There are several of us Tourites in your area and we have semi - irregular meets. Please let me know if you need help / advice while working on you car. Regards, AF
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    Fuel Injectors not Spraying

    There is a ground on the coil pack that gets missed at times. As I recall there is a ground on the pass side of the engine. And on the drivers side at the tranny.
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    Fuel Injectors not Spraying

    Why do you think you have fuel pressure and power to the injectors? Have you checked the fuse for the injectors? If all is as you say then check signal from ECM. Unless the injectors are not properly seated, there is a plug in the fuel line, they are not being triggered, or no power they ought to squirt. Is the cam sensor good? Is the throttle position sensor working? Is the cranķ sensor ok and plugged in? Are you getting any CEL codes? Do yòu hear the fuel pump spin up when you tuŕn the key on? You have a returned system have you popped the Schrader valve to confirm fuel and Checked the actual pressure? This type of issue poses many questions and just needs to be followed through. You changed the ECM was the one you installed the same one with matching part numbers? For example a 99 ECM will not work in a 2k car. I know you probable thought of all these things, but just throwing out the basics since sometimes when I'm tinkering on my car and it isn't working when I start running through the basics I go òh darn missed that one.... LOL MERRY CHRISTMAS AF
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    Vehicle: krcaddis Minor (1961)

    interesting vehicle but what does that have to do with Ford Contours, Mercury Mystiques, or Mercury Cougars? AF
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    Brake Vacuum booster? brake issue

    seldom is there an issue with the vacuum booster.however it does sound like you are dealing with a leak. the line does have a valve in the line that could be bad or the line itself could have a crack. And boosters do fail just not often. It is a very simple system to check out. AF
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    Replacing the main wire harness

    here on the site is the owner notification for the recall. that provides all of the information to replace the 4 harnesses in the engine bay that are affected by the insulation problem. It is a very handy tool. AF
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    Wont start

    do a compression check that will tell the story in a hurry. if compression is good then there is another problem. is the check engine light on? AF
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    Remembering the Woogieman

    Please share your remembrances of the Woogieman: I remember his big smile and easy going manor. Always fun to be around. (sitting front right) Came to as many meets as he could and usually brought his son with him. A very dedicated family guy and good dad. (second from left) The summer we did the 5 clutch jobs his 99 was one of them and he gave me his Fadanza flywheel for mine. Always very generous. That's when he let me drive his 3L 95, and as the shop was only a few blocks from my house I took it home and did a quick mod to it...... put in a Cougar shift knob. When I got back I told him I'd done a mod but didn't say what it was. That took him quite a while to find. LOL AF
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    The begining

    Well the day has finally come when the old guy here is starting a blog. Let me just say that snowballs now have a chance in a very hot environment... LOL and now I have no time to wright more. Darn.....!
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    Remembering the Woogieman

    We had a fair turnout yester for Woogieman. Groovenerd PDXSVT Shotwell Siberian Ford Aussie Ford It was truly a celebration of life and in conversations with his wife she mentioned many times how he loved the Contour community and being part of it. He will be missed but on an up note his 14 1/2 yr old son Payton is looking forward to taking part in our group activities and when able plans to drive his dad's SVT. AF
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    Remembering the Woogieman

    There is a go fund me site for Aaron's family. www.gofundme.com/2p8sxvw Please follow your heart in supporting the family during this troubled time. Thank You, AF
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    Remembering the Woogieman

    great idea
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    Remembering the Woogieman

    Ya he had me closely follow him out of the area since he thought they might have an eye out for that blue 95 with the crazy driver. LOL AF
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    Remembering the Woogieman

    A Celebration of Life for Woogieman will be held Sunday 9/18/2016 @ 5:00 PM Aloah High School 18550 SW Kinnaman Rd, Beaverton, OR 97078-2465 Off 185th south of Tualatin Valley HWY AF
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    Gas and Oil Mixing

    LOL now we're talking. The smell could be from the evap system, but if it is running fine and no CEL then your ok. my 2 cents, AF
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    Gas and Oil Mixing

    The only place those two systems interact is in the cylinder itself...... so for that to happen it would mean that all the notches in the rings of one piston were aligned or broken allowing gas to pass by (not likely), or there was a hole in the top of the piston, either one of those situations would cause a very bad running engine. On the other hand if it was coolant instead of gas, then that would be caused by a blown head gasket (possibly accompanied by white exhaust smoke) or a cracked head or block. Either of those options can but not necessarily (at least at first) cause a bad running engine too. Whichever substance it is in the oil it would not be a good thing and with 230k on the clock most likely not worth repairing that engine. Replacement of the engine if the car is in good condition could be ok. Especially if you can replace it yourself (hubby included) you can usually find one for a few hundred bucks. Regards, AF

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