1998 Ford Contour

Tiny
KENNYCHAFE
  • MEMBER
  • 1998 FORD CONTOUR
Suspension problem
1998 Ford Contour 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

I need some diagrams on how to change the back struts and springs.
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Sunday, January 18th, 2009 AT 10:51 AM

4 Replies

Tiny
BMRFIXIT
  • EXPERT


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/99387_Graphic2_81.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/99387_Graphic1_162.jpg



Removal
1.Raise and support vehicle.
Remove wheel assembly.
Disconnect anti-lock brake sensor wiring from strut assembly.
Remove anti-lock brake sensor.
Disconnect brakeline from brake hose, and remove brake hose from strut assembly.
Remove strap attaching parking brake cable to tie rod.
Disconnect stabilizer bar link from control arm.
Remove bolt securing tie rod to spindle.

2.Place jackstands under front and rear control arms, and remove strut-to-spindle pinch bolt.
Separate strut from spindle.
Using Strut Spring Compressor (T81P-5310-A), compress rear springs.
Remove 2 bolts attaching upper strut assembly, and remove strut assembly.

Disassembly
Place strut assembly in Strut Spring Compressor (014-00781), and compress spring.
Remove top mount nut, bushing, strut mounting bracket, and spring seat. Gradually release spring compressor. Remove spring, dust boot, and jounce bumper.

Reassembly

Place jounce bumper, dust boot, and spring on strut.
Position strut in spring compressor, and compress spring.
Install spring seat, strut mounting bracket, bushing, and top mount nut.
Tighten nut to specification, and remove spring compressor.

Bleed brakes. Install wheel, and lower vehicle.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, January 18th, 2009 AT 11:16 AM
Tiny
KENNYCHAFE
  • MEMBER
I need the diagram for the back spring and strut assembly.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, January 18th, 2009 AT 11:24 AM
Tiny
BMRFIXIT
  • EXPERT
THIS IS THE BACK STRUTS
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, January 18th, 2009 AT 11:30 AM
Tiny
KENNYCHAFE
  • MEMBER
Thank-you.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, January 18th, 2009 AT 11:46 AM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides