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OneSlowSVT99
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New Member, New Car
#1302282 - 08/17/06 01:22 PM

Hi guys

First of all I would like to state that I am not a n00b to forum's. I have owned a w-body for 2 years now and I have been on www.w-body.com for roughly a year.

FINALLY, I am selling my car and getting something I always wanted. It's a 1999 black Contour SVT with 80k on the clock.

I am interested in the common problems these cars have and what I should look for when I go for the test drive. Thank you all in advance.

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jtour
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Re: New Member, New Car new
#1302289 (Re: OneSlowSVT99) 08/17/06 01:30 PM

Welcome....what I have hear to look for is to see how the car shifts from 2nd to 3rd. Also check the water pump. Ask when was the last time they changed the 02 sencors. Good luck and post pics if you buy the car.

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"Do what you like, Because you have to drive it!"-Me

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95 Mustang GT Convertible
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OneSlowSVT99
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Loc: Auburn Hills, MI
Re: New Member, New Car new
#1302290 (Re: jtour) 08/17/06 01:31 PM

i plan on it thnx

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BigBEN
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Reged: 07/20/06
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Loc: Wixom, MI
Re: New Member, New Car new
#1302294 (Re: jtour) 08/17/06 01:37 PM

Originally posted by jtour:
Welcome....what I have hear to look for is to see how the car shifts from 2nd to 3rd. Also check the water pump. Ask when was the last time they changed the 02 sencors. Good luck and post pics if you buy the car.




DEFINATELY...i have had all of those problems in my car...get them checked!!!

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OneSlowSVT99
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Re: New Member, New Car new
#1302298 (Re: BigBEN) 08/17/06 01:45 PM

Okay so I wrote that all down.

Anything else MAJOR that is common with these cars?

For instance I am fimilar with GM's 3.4 DOHC and over at w-body wel all know that timing belts go every 60k and are like $500 to fix. Anythhing like that?

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BlackE1
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Re: New Member, New Car new
#1302320 (Re: OneSlowSVT99) 08/17/06 02:03 PM

Welcome, i did some searching for you and came up with this
READ Ray's post

lots of good info and I think its what your looking for.

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98.5 Black SVT with 34k miles Build #5683 Born on 4\15\1998
WR Headers GMK CAI
Blaupunkt system fiberglass tweeter pods
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RawBurt
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#1302323 (Re: OneSlowSVT99) 08/17/06 02:05 PM

The stock differentials are "glass." There is nothing that you can really do to check the condition of this. But when you get the car, drain the fluid (look for metal shavings, a couple is fine, excess and your in trouble) and fill it with Royal Purple Synchromax. Next oil change, put in all 6 quarts... Hard right turns own these cars, many spun bearings. Thats all I got right now.

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Tony2005
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Reged: 06/19/05
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#1302328 (Re: OneSlowSVT99) 08/17/06 02:11 PM

Welcome 97loudcut .

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OneSlowSVT99
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#1302336 (Re: RawBurt) 08/17/06 02:17 PM

Originally posted by RawBurt:
The stock differentials are "glass." There is nothing that you can really do to check the condition of this. But when you get the car, drain the fluid (look for metal shavings, a couple is fine, excess and your in trouble) and fill it with Royal Purple Synchromax. Next oil change, put in all 6 quarts... Hard right turns own these cars, many spun bearings. Thats all I got right now.




this is the mtx version if i forgot to mention that and it is 1999.

so drain the transmission fluid and fill it will royal purple syncromax?

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IRingTwyce
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#1302339 (Re: OneSlowSVT99) 08/17/06 02:22 PM

Originally posted by 97loudcut:
so drain the transmission fluid and fill it will royal purple syncromax?




No. Use Ford "honey."

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