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Took to FF Tire to see if they could find out why it was leaking transmission fluid and to check for any other issues before long drive. Also had just bought the car with only about 42000 miles on it. They couldn't find the leak but suggested I change the belt. Now, this was the second mechanic I had brought it to for review and to look for where the fluid may be leaking from. Both places said it was seeping fluid.

The belt just broke and it is under 12,000 miles 3-4 months later which is under their warranty terms. They replaced the belt for free, but now it has needs a gasket replacement along with the pump and other things that will cost 1399. Initially the garage offered me $150 off for the inconvenience. I feel that their insurance should cover them fixing the car for free as the belt was likely defective, or bad product. They then said they would come down to $800 to fix the damage caused by the 'new' belt breaking. I feel they should cover all of it. Legally, who is responsible? If they are not responsible, and they can't recover the loss for repairing the damage caused by the belt from the belt's manufacturer, can't the manufacturer and them have a deal worked out with faulty product so that cars break more often and turn their $80 jobs into $1399?

thanks for any advice.

I have a 98 ford contour SE (6 cyl). I want to clean the EGR valve and ports but how do reach the bolt on the connecting pipe to get it off? I was able to remove the mounting bolts, but can't get a wrench in for the pipe nut.

is there a fuseable link between alt and battary? car will run till bat dies. car will stay running with jumper cables hooked up. HELP ME PLEZZZZZZZZZ!

The lower ball joint needs to be removed and a new one installed

after replacing the thernastat i noticed idler belt was shredded.....how do replace it.......

over heats in just a few mins of cranking pictures would be great too im no machanic l.o.l

where should temp gauge read,says (normal) reads between a-l on gauge is this saying ity is to hot?and should my fan be running?it is winter here

What causes code P0 1383

and it feels like you are pushing through air when you press on the brakes

someone told me there are an E on the right back of cam and on the left cam an I was on the back side of the right cam,, and NO I on the right cam

No check eng light when driving on long trips. Only in town

hi i have a 1999 ford contour and when i push on the brake pedal i get nothing till 3/4's of the way down but i get all of the brakes dont know what to do.

It was only happening every once in awhile but now is alot more frequently. It makes no different if the radio or heater is on, the light still comes on and off.

well i put a alternator n the ford drove it for two days an the thing went bad so i put another one n an like n two days that one wasnt any good but be for i put them n i had them checked at auto zone n they said they both was good n they both went bad

2000 ford contour just started doing this gas gauge goes down while driving down street and gas light will come on but i know it has gas just put gas in what could be causing this problem

I think one of the warning lights is either the coolant light or the battery light, I just don't know which is the coolant light.

Car overheats. Any other suggestions other than changing thermostat?

theres only 1 located under the hood and theres not 1 located under the dash

removed bolts but cant remove because of hoses

code keeps coming up

does not want to shift in higher gears after 25 m.p.h. and makes whining noise

, EXCEPT WHEN YOU TURN ON AIR CONDITIONER, ALSO I STRAIGHT WIRED TO BATTERY AND IT COMES ON, I REPLACED COOLANT SENSOR BUT THAT DID NOT FIX IT.

My mechanic informs me that both front subframe to body mounting bushings are missing and have been replaced with bolts and washers on my recently bought 95 Contour. Ford nor anyone else sells these bushing sets anymore. I need to do something because the body shifts around too much for my comfort. My question is - will universal body mount/isolator bushings (ie: Energy Suspension #94102) work on my car? Or am I better off going to a Pull-a-Part to try to find some?

I'v got a P0141 reading on the OBDII. How many sensors are there and where are they located?

When urnig to the left there is a grinding noise heard by the right brake area.

automatic braking system right?

Ive noticed coming on more and only when accelerating

Brand new alternator was installed and a new battery the battery still doesn't hold a charge.

I have a leak on the passenger side. When raining, water drips out the back of my glove box. Would like to know what I could expect to pay for either a new gasket, or new cowl.

I've tried looking for it in my chilton book, but I can't find it anywhere. I changed the rear one, but my mechanic says I need to change the front as well.