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Bugzuki
CEG'er

Reged: 05/08/04
Posts: 137
Loc: Monroe, WA
Cab Air Filter
#1310064 - 08/31/06 04:01 PM

Does the cab air filter get wet when it rains? Every time it rains the interior of my car smells like something is rotten. This has been going on since about Christmas.

The trunk smells fine, so I know it is not a leak in there.

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1998 Contour SVT Black w/ Blue interior
Torsen LSD updated shiftforks
Lightened Flywheel, HD Drivelines
Optimized Thottle Body
2003 3.0L engine upgrade (Soon to be)

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BrApple
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Reged: 12/23/01
Posts: 6910
Loc: Enfield, CT
Re: Cab Air Filter new
#1310068 (Re: Bugzuki) 08/31/06 04:04 PM

it could I suppose, sounds like it is time to change it anyway

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- 99 Contour SeVT Sport - Duratec/5spd

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SquareHead
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Reged: 11/29/05
Posts: 410
Loc: Winnipeg, Canada
Re: Cab Air Filter new
#1310157 (Re: Bugzuki) 08/31/06 06:25 PM

How much was the tranny upgrade?
Looks really good and beefy.

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95 Contour GL. Bought new.
BAT Sway Bars/Pioneer CD/Koni Rear Struts/Mobil Fluids.
Looking for 15" alloy rims-PM me.
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CSVT1214
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Reged: 11/02/03
Posts: 4051
Loc: Plainville, CT
Re: Cab Air Filter new
#1310164 (Re: SquareHead) 08/31/06 06:34 PM

Originally posted by SquareHead:
How much was the cabin filter?
Looks really good and beefy.




Yeah, AutoZone has real beefy filters!!

Bosch cabin filter

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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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Bugzuki
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Reged: 05/08/04
Posts: 137
Loc: Monroe, WA
Re: Cab Air Filter new
#1310177 (Re: SquareHead) 08/31/06 06:49 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. I was thinking that I should replace the filter. Can any one think of any other place water could be getting in to the passenger compartment and rotting? It happens when the car sits over night.


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1998 Contour SVT Black w/ Blue interior
Torsen LSD updated shiftforks
Lightened Flywheel, HD Drivelines
Optimized Thottle Body
2003 3.0L engine upgrade (Soon to be)

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Bugzuki
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Reged: 05/08/04
Posts: 137
Loc: Monroe, WA
Re: Cab Air Filter new
#1310197 (Re: SquareHead) 08/31/06 07:19 PM

Originally posted by SquareHead:
How much was the tranny upgrade?
Looks really good and beefy.




The Torsen was 650 from BAT, but I hear they are discontinued. If I can remember correctly the rest of the parts came to around 350. If you PM me I can send you the spreadsheet I madeup to order the stuff. It has all of the part numbers and discriptions.

I did the work myself. I could not see paying to ship it back and forth from Terry. There is nothing real special about this tranny, except maybe the shims. I guess they are hard to find. With the Torsen I did not need any, everything went back with original shims. Checked with a micrometer.

I did not do the shift tower upgrade at the time. I was out of money. I should probably do it sometime in the future. I also did not switch to the Zetec final drive because all of the gears on the output shaft are sold as a package for 1000 dollars. Terry will only sell them to you if you have him rebuild the tranny for you. Maybe I will look for one at the wrecking yard when I do the 3.0L upgrade in a couple weeks.

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1998 Contour SVT Black w/ Blue interior
Torsen LSD updated shiftforks
Lightened Flywheel, HD Drivelines
Optimized Thottle Body
2003 3.0L engine upgrade (Soon to be)

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98-contour-zetec
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Reged: 03/07/05
Posts: 148
Loc: tennessee
Re: Cab Air Filter new
#1310346 (Re: Bugzuki) 08/31/06 10:35 PM

mine leaked come to find out the filter was in very bad shape it was so bad that it had pulled away and was leting water pass behind and run down and in from behind the blower motor and was getting the carpet wet mine was holding water in the pass floorboard. i replaced the filter it still leaked so i used sealacone to seal it and have had no more problem from it just make sure u stop by a car wash and get all the water out from the mess. also try a cleaner and it will get rid of the smell.if you need any more help send me a PM.

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Tony2005
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Reged: 06/19/05
Posts: 5345
Loc: Virginia, USA
Re: Cab Air Filter new
#1310429 (Re: Bugzuki) 09/01/06 12:25 AM

Good info here

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Bugzuki
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Reged: 05/08/04
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Loc: Monroe, WA
Re: Cab Air Filter new
#1310886 (Re: Tony2005) 09/01/06 07:16 PM

Thanks for the additional help. I will look into it.


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1998 Contour SVT Black w/ Blue interior
Torsen LSD updated shiftforks
Lightened Flywheel, HD Drivelines
Optimized Thottle Body
2003 3.0L engine upgrade (Soon to be)

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95blufrdr
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Reged: 08/31/06
Posts: 3
Re: Cab Air Filter new
#1312274 (Re: Bugzuki) 09/04/06 11:28 PM

Where exactly is the cabin air filter ???
95

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