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1998 Ford Contour LX 4dr Sedan

1998 Ford Contour
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan LX, Compact
24 mpg city / 35 mpg hwy
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February 16, 2013, 5:59 pm

Ashley E
 

Question: What's wrong with my car!?!?

I have a 99 Ford Contour, I've had it for about a year, it had 130000 miles when I bought it, and about 145000 now. Since buying the car, I've replaced the rotors, ball joints, brakes, calipers, 2 control arms and possibly more but I cant think of it! I was also told to replace the strut mounts. The main problem with the vehicle is a kind of humming noise when driving and it feels a little wobbly but I think thats because of needing an allignment. Along with the humming, when I hit the brake there is a noise that kind of sounds like a ticking followed by grinding when coming to actual stop.


February 19, 2013, 7:57 pm

Elizabeth K
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Did the clicking and grinding noise change before/after you had the front brake pads/calipers/rotors replaced?

If the car is out of alignment, that will definitely affect the tires, causing more money, so get that taken care of soon. Or at least an alignment inspection, to find out if that is a problem or not.

When do you hear the humming noise?

Is the person doing this work on your car a mechanic? If you've put that much money in and the original problem still exists, you may want to consider finding another mechanic.


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