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How do you replace front struts on a 1998 Ford Contour?

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September 28, 2010 5:49AM

I have a Contour as such. I always did all the maintenance on my cars. The Ford Contour is a total engineering failure. Your problems are just getting started. This car is such a tough one to fix. The engine runs too hot, coil springs are always breaking, electronic bugs, and the transmission will slip around 180 000 km. Most cars I work on, I could replace the front struts in a few minutes. It's been ten hours on the Contour.

This is not a Ferrari, it's not worth the effort. Just get yourself a nice, used Toyota.

In the mean time, you can drive with your suspension as it is, for several months.

if it took you ten hours you need to give up on the do it yourself approach

I can do all 4 struts in about 2hours LOL