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RialKnight
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Reged: 02/05/06
Posts: 96
Loc: Racine, WI
Re: New Contour Owner new
#1301550 (Re: murky024) 08/16/06 02:45 PM

welcome to the CEG.

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1997 Ford Contour SE
Car's D.O.B. 2-15-1997 from Ford-KC Plant
Black Lighting
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2389976

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murky024
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Reged: 08/14/06
Posts: 14
Loc: State College, PA
Re: New Contour Owner new
#1301585 (Re: Auto-X Fil) 08/16/06 03:32 PM

I am not sure mine are shot yet... Tonight I am going to Justin's to work on the car so I will check the tie rods and the bearings but if they are all good I think that my suspension noise and my 'steering' issues are related to the control arms... I will jack the car up and sit under it while someone turns the wheel so I can see/hear what is binding and track it down but if I cant do it that way because there is no load on the suspension I will just end up replacing parts until it goes away...

Also, does anyone make aftermarket control arms; anything with poly bushings so they last longer or something? I put about 30k a year on average on my car and I just cant be replacing control arms every 70k….

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2000 Grand Prix GTP (best 1/4 mile 13.87 @ 100)
1995 Contour SE (Faster than the GTP because it doesn't have a chipped piston)

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Auto-X Fil
Hard-core CEG'er

Reged: 08/11/03
Posts: 4140
Loc: Pennsylvania
Re: New Contour Owner new
#1301598 (Re: todras) 08/16/06 04:07 PM

Originally posted by todras:

$116 for left
$135 for right





Before CEG discount. I'd expect Bill to be about 20% less than posted prices - shipped.

And sorry, no poly versions. It's the years as well as the miles that wear them, so these should last you a long time.

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-Philip Maynard
'95 Contour [71 STS | Track Whore]
'97 Miata [71 ES | Boulevard Pimp]
2006 autocross results

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murky024
New CEG'er

Reged: 08/14/06
Posts: 14
Loc: State College, PA
Re: New Contour Owner new
#1302048 (Re: Auto-X Fil) 08/17/06 02:46 AM

Well I changed the TSS, tranny fluid (looked brand new), and oil... Also I checked the bearings and the tie rod ends and they all seem good... I think my problem is blown lower motor mounts as my engine rocks and moves a TON when it is put into gear...

How hard are lower motor/tranny mounts to change on these cars?

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2000 Grand Prix GTP (best 1/4 mile 13.87 @ 100)
1995 Contour SE (Faster than the GTP because it doesn't have a chipped piston)

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Auto-X Fil
Hard-core CEG'er

Reged: 08/11/03
Posts: 4140
Loc: Pennsylvania
Re: New Contour Owner new
#1302235 (Re: murky024) 08/17/06 12:15 PM

Pretty easy. It's just a couple bolts that are easy to get to, although they are big - air tools make it a snap. Let's break out the window weld, shall we?

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-Philip Maynard
'95 Contour [71 STS | Track Whore]
'97 Miata [71 ES | Boulevard Pimp]
2006 autocross results

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murky024
New CEG'er

Reged: 08/14/06
Posts: 14
Loc: State College, PA
Re: New Contour Owner new
#1302407 (Re: Auto-X Fil) 08/17/06 04:03 PM

Does anyone have any links to changing the motor mounts? I assume I will want to change upper and lower mounts...

Thanks

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2000 Grand Prix GTP (best 1/4 mile 13.87 @ 100)
1995 Contour SE (Faster than the GTP because it doesn't have a chipped piston)

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