Question about Ford Contour
Dealer svc ctr says exhaust cam is broken and they cannot locate new or used part.Any ideas?
Your Dealer may not be as good at looking up Parts as the next guy. It is possible that all new parts for your older Contour have been depleted.
Try looking on the Internet using your Part#. Try engine rebuilders and asking for their Camshaft supplier. A good Salvage connection is Car-parts.com.
Many engines are in "sister" vehicles. If you don't know the sister cars, the way the Ford Parts numbering system is made, you will not be able to identify a compatible part.
In any event, a competent repair facility will need to match the bearings and Camshaft for replacement and possibly the lifters.
It could be, that for Franchise reasons, a Ford Dealer will not install Brand X or used parts. It is a question that may need to be asked and the Dealer may be caught in the middle.
Please rate my info.
Posted on May 02, 2013
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
on the shafts you should be able to see little engraved dots rotate shafts to dots meet together this should bring everything to top dead center every shaft make has this tool mark ingraved in them
Posted on Dec 06, 2008
Check the coolant reservoir tank and fill if needed. Most modern cars have a plastic reservoir of coolant connected to the top of the radiator. This will allow you to see if your coolant is low. Many have marks indicating the proper level of coolant when the engine is hot. Check to see if the coolant is at that level.
Add coolant (or water, in a pinch) to your reservoir to the full/hot line. On most cars, you can add liquid to your reservoir even if the car is hot. Check the owner's manual to be sure, or wait for the car to cool before opening.
If your car only has a radiator and no coolant reservoir, you must wait for it to cool before checking the level of coolant.
Posted on May 31, 2012
Tips for a great answer:
Nov 07, 2016 | 2007 Chevrolet HHR
Jul 06, 2016 | 2008 Saturn Aura
Feb 10, 2015 | 2006 Saturn ION
Apr 06, 2014 | 2007 Honda Accord Sedan
Apr 01, 2014 | 2001 Toyota Avalon
Jan 06, 2013 | 2004 Chevrolet Colorado
Aug 09, 2010 | BMW 325 Cars & Trucks
Feb 15, 2010 | Ford Escort Cars & Trucks
Sep 03, 2009 | 2003 Volvo V40
Apr 15, 2009 | 1998 Chevrolet Lumina
71 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: