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Car died while driving. What's the cause?
Hello. When the vehicle has been in an accident, there can always be a lot more damage than what appears on the surface. The amount of force the vehicle took when it hit the light most likely started the issues...
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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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Help me please
If you have one cylinder that is low on compression and leaking oil into the cylinder then you have broken piston rings or a hole in the piston. The engine should have a cylinder pressure test to see if you...
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Transmission problems
Hello. The symptoms you are experiencing can be caused by a wide variety of issues. The first thing I would do is check to make sure that the transmission fluid is at the correct level and not dirty or contaminated....
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Is my car toast?
having low compression in one or more cylinders with oil fouling of plugs will indicate a bad piston or piston rings. If the engine is more expensive to replace then the prive to repair and is over the value of...
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I think I may need a new fuel pump but not sure
The fuel pump sits inside the fuel tank in a sump of the tank and should not be starved from fuel supply until you get below about 2 gallons left in the fuel tank. You should have the fuel tank...
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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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Just replaced spark plugs and wires and my car is still miss firing and I can't pin point why and my old spark plug is oil covered
Hello there, many faults will cause your 1988 Ford Contour to have a misfire even after the spark plugs were replaced. When oil is seen on the spark plug this indicates that the valve cover is leaking onto the plugs....
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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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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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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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