Question about 1999 Ford Contour
On the 4 cylinder 2.0 L the thermostat is located where the upper Radiator hose and the recovery tank hose connect to the housing on the block. Disconnect the Neg (-) (Black) terminal. Drain and recycle the coolant, remove the air intake resonator, the recovery and upper hoses. remove the three bolts to the housing, remove the thermostat and )-ring (important, replace the O ring with your new thermostat. re assemble as you have taken apart. tork the bolts to 71-97 inch lbs on the 6 cylinder 2.5 L the process is similar, except there are only two bolts on the housing, tork the bolts after you have installed the new one to 15-22 ft lbs. I hope this solves your issue, thanks
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Follow the top radiator hose to the engine,the thermostat is behind the housing where the hose is connected to.
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
what is your engine size?? give me the eighth vin number starting from left to right..then i will be able to help you..
Posted on May 16, 2009
Haynes Manuals not Chiltons are the source I use for wiring. You local library might have one and photocopy it off.
Posted on Sep 16, 2009
It is in the fuel line, under the chassis, under the front drivers door (in a 2000) and has 2 little clamps holding the hoses, and a ring clamp holding it to the chassis. It will take you only 5 minutes to change and costs about $10 bucks. It will leak a little gas at first (1 cup) so keep your head away. A 12 year old can do this.
On the 1999 models its located...passanger side rear almost even with the tire.
It's best if you find your fuel shut off first (located on the left wall under the dashboard in a 2000 SE, there's a square hole in the plastic cover, stick your finger in there and push down on the red button.) and crank the car. Let it idle until it dies, may take a few minutes, repeat 3x. That will relieve the pressure in the fuel lines, and you won't have so much gas squirt out when you disconnect the filter. When you're done, turn the fuel back on (you have to manually raise the red button you pushed down before) and before turning the car over turn the key to the on position, then off, then on. That'll prime the pump and re-pressurize the fuel lines.
Posted on Oct 30, 2009
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