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Forum: Duratec Maintenance

Maintenance questions and discussions regarding vehicles with the Duratec V6 engine.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Water Pump Restrictor Plate

    Well, After 115K miles, I'm finally replacing my water pump. I've never had a cooling problem. Well I've got a surprise. Has anyone ever seen a...

    Started by Andy W., 12-01-2006 07:05 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Duratec info from 95 shop manual

    Scanned in a few things that I thought people would find useful. ...

    Started by BrApple, 10-18-2012 08:18 PM
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    01-16-2013 12:59 PM Go to last post
  3. Question Sticky Thread Sticky: Alternator R&R Duratec

    phew. Well all work was not done in vain. Took the alternator from the car up to the O'Reillys and it did fail on their bench. Just finished...

    Started by CSVT#49, 07-14-2009 11:06 PM
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    07-15-2013 05:03 PM Go to last post
  4. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: Duratec Maintenance - Read First

    Duratec Maintenance is just that - maintenance-related posts regarding the 2.5 Duratec. ...

    Started by GTO Pete, 08-27-2006 06:48 PM
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    03-21-2007 08:46 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Maintenance forum posts ONLY (READ THIS)

    There have been an increasing number of posts in the maintenance forum asking "what is this problem", "what's wrong with my car", or "My CEL is on,...

    Started by Ray, 04-15-2007 11:15 AM
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Welcome To CEG new users! READ THIS!

    Welcome to the Contour Enthusiast's Group, often abbreviated as the CEG. You've stumbled upon this site, either by accident or from searching,...

    Started by Ray, 04-23-2007 12:10 PM
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    04-23-2007 12:10 PM Go to last post
  1. recommended oil filter for 2.5

    I did a search, and couldn't find anything. What is the best oil filter to use on our cars. BTW mine has 134k and makes a grinding noise upon startup...

    Started by 97vulcan, 06-20-2007 11:07 AM
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  2. where to plug in a/c recharge kit?

    Where is the port located to recharge the a/c?

    Started by 98TredSVT, 05-04-2007 12:11 AM
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    07-27-2014 06:48 AM Go to last post
  3. What PSI does the oil pressure light come on? & What is the lowest acceptable PSI

    I added a programmable oil pressure gauge, with alarm. I'd like to use it as a accurate as possible fail safe. So what PSI does the idiot light come...

    Started by Beans, 07-16-2014 11:44 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    07-18-2014 06:00 AM Go to last post
  4. Vacuum lines

    Does anyone know where the long grey tube goes? it located near the fire wall. When I put the car up on stands to look for more bad wires. (which I...

    Started by Cheif Steele, 03-15-2014 07:59 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-26-2014 09:39 PM Go to last post
  5. Oxygen sensor codes

    So I am getting the P1131,32,51,52. All oxgen sensor codes. My question could they cause it to die randomly? I cleaned behind the throttle body was...

    Started by Cheif Steele, 06-17-2014 08:20 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    06-18-2014 06:12 PM Go to last post
  6. SVT Contour Radiator Discontinued??

    The alignment pin on the top of my radiator was cracked back a little bit during the process of replacing my clutch a while back. I put plastic high...

    Started by CSVT#49, 09-21-2006 01:45 PM
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  7. Moved: No Power after engine and trans pull....HELP

    Started by DeMo, 07-30-2014 10:38 PM
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    07-31-2014 12:03 AM Go to last post
  8. UIM Cleaning tips and tricks

    I would like to be able to load the UIM cleaning procedure from the Duratec Maintenance Sticky -- I'm just getting un-rendered PHP code (I think) --...

    Started by dfrank, 07-20-2014 06:22 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    08-25-2014 07:25 PM Go to last post
  9. Missing Plastic piece for Secondaries

    Below is a picture of the arm and lever that open the front half of the secondaries. the metal arm is missing a plastic piece that would hold the...

    Started by dpa43, 06-09-2014 03:27 PM
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    06-09-2014 10:38 PM Go to last post
  10. serp. belt replacement ?

    I need to replace my serp. belt , does anyone have any tricks ? Go at it from the top or bottom ? anything I can remove to make the job easier?

    Started by f-rice, 09-12-2009 05:44 PM
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    08-28-2014 05:08 PM Go to last post
  11. Question cam chain guides and possible cam wear?

    no replies?

    Started by GalaxieMaster, 07-27-2014 01:00 PM
    3.0l, cams, heads
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    07-27-2014 01:00 PM Go to last post
  12. knock sensor wiring

    Hey guys; i am adding a knock sensor to my engine . I know the yellow wire goes to pin #57 on the ECU. This pin has a live feed from the...

    Started by gorman, 08-21-2014 05:40 AM
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    08-22-2014 10:34 AM Go to last post
  13. Moved: Please Where Do I Start From?

    Started by hamjisal, 07-05-2014 06:53 AM
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  14. 1995 Contour LX V6 main harness rebuild

    Hello all! I have a 1995 Contour V6 with bad electrical issues. I have been told by the mechanic that for the most part most of my wires need to be...

    Started by johnunderkofler, 07-09-2014 03:28 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-09-2014 07:50 AM Go to last post
  15. Which Motorcraft iac?

    Looking on rock auto and iac valves and there are two options cx1658 and cx1897. Not sure what the difference is other than the price. My car is a...

    Started by jsmit379, 07-02-2014 09:47 AM
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    07-02-2014 09:48 AM Go to last post
  16. Removed AC, idler pulley makes a noise from 3000RPM up.

    hey all! I just removed the AC over the weekend, and now I'm getting a loud grinding/whirring noise which seems from the serpentine idler. I replaced...

    Started by Kresnik, 05-29-2014 06:31 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-02-2014 09:57 PM Go to last post
  17. Smile Engine Harness????

    Hello all! I have a 1998 SVT with the production date of 09/97. My engine harness is bad and I have been unable to find one. The model number is...

    Started by Olaftakarov, 01-22-2014 08:20 PM
    1998, electrical, svt engine, wiring harness
    • Replies: 7
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    08-14-2014 03:40 PM Go to last post
  18. Bad Purge Solenoid

    Has anyone experienced any trouble finding this part? The local stores (advanced, napa) don't sell it. It's 110$ on ebay and I don't wanna pay that...

    Started by Quicksight, 08-29-2014 07:13 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    08-30-2014 08:29 PM Go to last post
  19. IMRC Circuit Diagram and Description

    I found this pdf on a ford forum and it's very useful for troubleshooting the IMRC PCB and gives a great description of its functionality. I...

    Started by scottad73, 05-27-2014 10:25 PM
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    05-27-2014 10:25 PM Go to last post
  20. rear crank installation

    has anyone used the tool to install it? this is probably the one gasket that i stress over the most.

    Started by svtfixer, 07-21-2014 02:01 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    07-21-2014 02:01 PM Go to last post

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