The rear end support bracket for the suspension system is rusted out to the extent that it can't be repaired and my body shop can't find one at a salvage yard that isn't in the same condition or a new one from a supplier. The piece is a large u-shaped,I call bracket, that spans from wheel to wheel. The car only has 120,000 miles on it and has quite a bit of life left in it. I need to know if anyone else has had the same problem and if they found a solution.
Rusted rear end support bracket on 2000 Ford Contour
by Chuckf in Marion, MA on March 25, 2011
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by patrick mannion on March 25, 2011
Due to the age and mileage and rust issues it may not be cost effective to repair this car. What is the value of the car (check www.kbb.com) . I restore old vintage cars we cut good chassis legs off a car and weld them in but it's a lot of work. May be worth going to a wrecking yard and see what it would cost to get the part you need.
COMMENT by Visitor on March 26, 2011
Thanks, I think I may have found one thru ebay motors.
ANSWER by DaveJHM on March 25, 2011
Indeed; have a salvage yard that networks across the country find you that piece from a salvaged Contour or Mystique in states that do not yield so much corrosion.