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My car has a diagnosis code of P1381 and needs a new VCT solenoid.
Sent billing question to CS for replacement of the variable camshaft timing control solenoid and an oil change.
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All pipes and hoses are rusted and need replacing underneath car all around, I was quoted $900 in parts to replace. Worth it?
Investing money in an older car is a bit subjective. Some people would rather invest in keeping an older car running versus having new car payments. Others prefer having a newer car with the perception of better reliability and a...
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Older car, worth putting money into?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The future maintenance is going to depend on the past repairs that have been done. With the age of the vehicle, there are a relatively large amount of components that may need maintenance. They...
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car needs to be smogged
Hi there. When the oxygen sensors have a reading that is similar to each other, it is an indication that the catalytic converter is not working as efficiently as it is intended. If the voltage of the downstream oxygen sensor...
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The car through a serpentine belt
If the coolant leak still exists, the recommended service would be a leak diagnostic(https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/coolant-is-leaking-inspection). It is possible that a seized water pump bearing can throw the belt but all other causes, including bearing roughness in additional pulleys, have to be...
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Idles and stalls again.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or faulty idle air control valve. The idle air control valve is a small valve on the engine's intake system that reads the air intake as it comes into the...
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Car wont stay running
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or faulty idle air control valve or potentially a bad fuel pressure regulator or fuel pump. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with...
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Idle fluctuates and then stalls.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve causing your engine idle to fluctuate. The idle air control valve is a small valve on the engine's intake system that reads the air...
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Front end pulls to the right when braking.
You can use an infrared thermometer to measure rotor temperature from side to side and that might give an indication that a caliper is perhaps not retracting. Calipers should be discarded based on mileage and/or years in service. A prudent...
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Ford Contour shaking and dying .
Hi there. Usually when a car shakes and vibrates a lot and the engine keeps dying, it's caused by a vacuum leak. This is common on vehicles older than 10 years, as the vacuum lines tend to wear out, crack...
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Car cut off 1996 Ford Contour
Hello - depending on how hard you "bumped the curb", you may have damaged a ground cable from the engine to the chassis, cutting off all electrical connections to the battery. I recommend an electrical system inspection performed by a...
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Where is the cam shaft position sensor located on a 2000 ford contour 2.0
Codes do not conclusively identify faulty parts. Any part referred to in a code that is suspected of being faulty must be separately tested, that is diagnosed, in order to determine if in fact there is anything wrong with the...
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I have 1999 ford contour lx and the tires keep on shredding could it be the tire rod cause it bent
If a tie rod or other suspension part is damaged, that will cause premature wear-out of tires. If you want the tie rod replaced, and the rest of the suspension inspected for damage or abnormal wear, please request tie rod...
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My idler pulley bolt snapped off on my 98 ford contour, what does the pulley bolt go into so I can get that part
The part is a bracket and due to the age of the car the part is almost undoubtedly no longer available from Ford and there is no aftermarket for this part. The normal practice in a case like this is...
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can i drive with a code P1383
If the check engine light is not flashing it is OK to drive the car with the particular code you have noted during the limited interval you are describing. A flashing check engine light would signify constant misfiring and you...
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I can't figure out how to get a quote for bolt repair on snapped idler pulley bolt on my 4 cylinder 98 ford contour
Hi there. As of right now, we don't have a specific service for completing this task. The best way to receive a price estimate for this is to begin by requesting a quote for the idler pulley replacement by clicking...
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I have a 1998 Ford Contour. Step on gas pedal sounds like flipping, popping sound no loss of power but runs roughs.
The noise could be anything from exhaust leaks to accessory drive problems or internal (valve train for instance) faults. It is possible that diagnostic trouble codes have set and a mechanic should attempt to retrieve those first using an appropriate...
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My car ghastly been sitting quite sumtime was low on gas then woke up wudnt start
It sounds like the fuel pump has overheated. Fuel pumps can only be accurately tested by using a fuel pressure tester to determine if the pressure the pump is putting out is within specification. The fuel pump could be coming...
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PO402 Excessive gas recirculation code
Hi there - while a cracked exhaust tube of any sort is a problem that needs to be addressed, I don't think it's related to your P0402 code. P0402 indicates excess exhaust flow into the intake - probably caused the...
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My ford contour 2.5 litre v6 1998 model is losing coolant, When the engine is hot steam rises from the right hand front of the en
Hello, thank you for writing in. While the head gasket is a common place for older vehicles to leak coolant, there are some places you will want to check first. For example, the water pump which is the heart of...

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