1997 Ford Contour

Tiny
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1997 Contour with 109000 miles. Twice after sitting outside in bitter cold (subzero) the brakes will not work for 10 minutes or so until the car has warmed up. We usually keep it garaged however on occasion it is left out durring the day while at work.
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Monday, February 5th, 2007 AT 7:47 PM

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Tiny
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More specific please.

NO brakes what so ever? Details will help.
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Monday, February 5th, 2007 AT 8:56 PM
Tiny
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Car sits outside durring the day for around 8 hours (subzero temps). Go to leave and car's brakes will not work whatsoever push on the peddle nothing happens. There has been no indications of brake pads going bad, screeching whining etc. After you let the car warm up roughly 10-15 minutes the brakes will work as normal.
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Thursday, February 8th, 2007 AT 8:29 PM
Tiny
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I would be suspicious of a weak vacuum condition, There is a TSB on the contours for a weak vacuum in cold conditions of degress less than -18 C or 0 F. Depending on production date it calls for replacing the IAC motor and reprogramming the pcm for both years and the earlier one an intake manifold gasket.

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97-4-1

97-8-4
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Friday, February 9th, 2007 AT 3:11 AM
Tiny
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Is there an easy way for me to find out if my car falls under the recall?
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Friday, February 9th, 2007 AT 8:00 AM
Tiny
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YES, very easy!! No it doesn't it is not a recall.


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For that matter i can't make any assurances this is the case....I don't have the car, not the real experience,


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But helping as best I can over the net.


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Friday, February 9th, 2007 AT 8:31 PM

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