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Cobra_Jack
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Reged: 08/14/06
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Loc: Chicago
New Contour SVT owner - some questions
#1300323 - 08/14/06 07:57 PM

I just picked up a '99 T Red SVT Contour 73K miles, I got a killer deal ($3,600)... but there's always a catch..

here are my questions issues.

The fan only blows high - found that it's likely to be the resistor pack from the site FAQ section.. I'll take care of that this week.

The fan only blows/vents to the floor.. the FAQ mentioned that the vaccum line could be disconected.. any comments?

The rear bumper is cracked pretty bad, are replacements available? if so how about much do they run?


The cruise control is inopperable, I found that the cruise control modlue under the hood is missing! also not sure if the module pictured is for the cruise or not... are the crusie control systems interchangeable between years and modles?



I'm also missing a few interior peices, such as the passenger side B pillar cover, the drives door hvac insert, the parking brake boot, the center compartment behind the parking brake, the headlight switch assembly is broken, and the carpeting is torn up with scisors.. I'd like to fix all those, where should I look for parts?

The rims on the car are horrendous! and the tires are in poor shape. I'd like to take the cheap way out and get 17" FSVT takeoff rims + tires... anyone have good source? or know where to get them used?

I also like these rims but am unsure if they'll look good (the price is awesome considering they come with tires and shipping): eBAY rim link

Also I think the front suspension is shot or getting there... When I hit the gas decently, the front end lifts up quite a bit... now I know fwd cars do this a bit (my wife has an '05 Grand Prix Comp G GTP) but this one seems a bit more pronouced, almost excessive.. what are recommende replacement items for a daily driver?

here's a side shot of my CSVT:

and the engine


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ChicagoSVT.com

'03 DSG Cobra 'vert / '99 T. Red Contour SVT



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CSVT1214
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Reged: 11/02/03
Posts: 4051
Loc: Plainville, CT
Re: New Contour SVT owner - some questions new
#1300329 (Re: Cobra_Jack) 08/14/06 08:02 PM

I have the cruise assembly and headlight switch is you are interested. Send me a PM.

Nice to see that you are fixing up the car. I hate to see a SVT is such poor conditon. And yeah, those rims are terrible.

Welcome and good luck!

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Tony

1998 SVT Contour (B/MB) #542 3L
1998 SVT Contour (SF/MB) #1266 parts car
2000 SVT Contour (SF/MB) #1533 3L swap to begin!

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todras
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Reged: 05/29/00
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Loc: Grand Rapids, MI
Re: New Contour SVT owner - some questions new
#1300336 (Re: Cobra_Jack) 08/14/06 08:08 PM

Originally posted by Cobra_Jack:


The rear bumper is cracked pretty bad, are replacements available? if so how about much do they run?





A lot. See if a body shop can repair it first.

Originally posted by Cobra_Jack:

I'm also missing a few interior peices, such as the passenger side B pillar cover, the drives door hvac insert, the parking brake boot, the center compartment behind the parking brake, the headlight switch assembly is broken, and the carpeting is torn up with scisors.. I'd like to fix all those, where should I look for parts?






Actually TIm in MI has some of those pieces left I'd bet. Might have a cruise module as well. Look on page 2 in the EGL classifieds otherwise keep an eye out in the class. on the main page.

Originally posted by Cobra_Jack:

The rims on the car are horrendous! and the tires are in poor shape. I'd like to take the cheap way out and get 17" FSVT takeoff rims + tires... anyone have good source? or know where to get them used?






F'n A those things are crap! They also look like they are even 15" inchers!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Someone fugged up that car. They also removed the SVT badge on the intake manifold and painted it black.

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Tony2005
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Reged: 06/19/05
Posts: 5345
Loc: Virginia, USA
Re: New Contour SVT owner - some questions new
#1300339 (Re: Cobra_Jack) 08/14/06 08:09 PM

Originally posted by Cobra_Jack:
..The fan only blows/vents to the floor.. the FAQ mentioned that the vaccum line could be disconected.. any comments?
...



Welcome . Correct.
Figure 8 for vacuum diagram in Autozone

And vacuum dashpot

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"Always do the cheap and easy ones first."

1996 V6 ATX 96K miles


Edited by Tony2005 (08/14/06 08:15 PM)

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111R
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Reged: 06/11/05
Posts: 533
Loc: Los Angeles
Re: New Contour SVT owner - some questions new
#1300346 (Re: Tony2005) 08/14/06 08:15 PM

my rear bumper brand new and painted from a very nice body shop was something like 13-1400 i cant remember.

-a

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Frosty
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Reged: 11/26/03
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Loc: Sheboygan, WI
Re: New Contour SVT owner - some questions new
#1300364 (Re: CSVT1214) 08/14/06 08:46 PM

Originally posted by CSVT1214:
Nice to see that you are fixing up the car. I hate to see a SVT is such poor conditon.



No kidding, whoever had that car used it up pretty good Glad to see you care enough to bring it back to life. I also have a HL switch trim panel if interested. Just PM me. Good luck and welcome to CEG! You picked a great color!


Originally posted by CSVT1214:

And yeah, those rims are terrible.



No kidding...yuck!!!

Nice Cobra vert in the garage btw

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A Contour is not just a car, it's an experience
99 T-Red SE Zetec ATX
Born April 16, 1999
98 E0 Silver Frost CSVT
#3175/3565
Born August 21st, 1997
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IRingTwyce
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Posts: 1882
Loc: Graham, TX
Re: New Contour SVT owner - some questions new
#1300372 (Re: Cobra_Jack) 08/14/06 09:01 PM

Welcome!

Lucky you finding a (relatively) low mileage SVT for so cheap! Definitely worth the fix-up cost. Whoever owned that before you deserves a swift hard kick in the junk!

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Cobra_Jack
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Reged: 08/14/06
Posts: 28
Loc: Chicago
Re: New Contour SVT owner - some questions new
#1300379 (Re: IRingTwyce) 08/14/06 09:11 PM

Well I went out and took apart the center console, and found a vaccumm line danglin, I plugged it into it's place and now all the different zones blow air....

easy fix!

I still have to find the resistor pack.. any one now where to get one and how much: http://www.contour.org/FAQ/FAQ.php?s=probs&displayid=23

As for the bumper, I guess I'll just have it urathaned at a body shop.


If anyone has any of the missing pieces I listed, please PM me with a price including shipping to 60477... I'd also be interested in any 17 inch rims you may have, and a clean set of headlights.


here's a decent pic of my "other" SVT


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'03 DSG Cobra 'vert / '99 T. Red Contour SVT



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Cobra_Jack
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Reged: 08/14/06
Posts: 28
Loc: Chicago
Re: New Contour SVT owner - some questions new
#1300385 (Re: todras) 08/14/06 09:20 PM

Originally posted by todras:

Actually TIm in MI has some of those pieces left I'd bet. Might have a cruise module as well. Look on page 2 in the EGL classifieds otherwise keep an eye out in the class. on the main page.





what/where is the EGL classifieds?

(remember I'm a Contour newb)

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ChicagoSVT.com

'03 DSG Cobra 'vert / '99 T. Red Contour SVT



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SVT SNOB
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Reged: 07/17/01
Posts: 2974
Loc: Burlington, ON
Re: New Contour SVT owner - some questions new
#1300396 (Re: Cobra_Jack) 08/14/06 09:31 PM

Originally posted by Cobra_Jack:
Originally posted by todras:

Actually TIm in MI has some of those pieces left I'd bet. Might have a cruise module as well. Look on page 2 in the EGL classifieds otherwise keep an eye out in the class. on the main page.





what/where is the EGL classifieds?

(remember I'm a Contour newb)




Scroll down and in the sections look for E. Great Lakes and then you will see the EGL Marketplace link.

Aaron

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AKA NVS SVT
98.5 Silver/Blue SVT#4553
Yeah it's modded
98 T-Red/Blue SVT Contour Totaled 06/05/06
03 3L,VCN 2000,CAT Cams,MSDS Headers w/Y-Pipe,XCal2 and lots more



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