It’s a long title, “1998 Ford Contour Blower Motor Replacement Rear Window Replacement AC Diagnosis -Fixing it Forward”, but it pretty much describes what happens in this video.
I was able to replace the blower motor with relative ease in this video. In fact, it’s the easiest blower motor I’ve ever done.
Once I had the blower motor fixed, I turned my attention to the AC operation. This video also demonstrates how to diagnose AC problems using dye and a leak detector.
While the AC system was evacuating I decided to replace the right rear window glass. I knew this would be a challenge as rear window glass often is. Front glass is often no problem, but rear windows often seem to be more involved. That said, I was still able to get the job done.
We’re getting ever closer to returning this car to Jeff. By the time he gets it back, he should have a good running and braking car with working AC!
Previous Video in the series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tzU36qmum8
Camera: Brian Kast
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If you’re not familiar with the Fixing it Forward series, here’s the introduction video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfBnTwpEBu0
**This is also the first video to feature viewer contributed parts! The brake pads used in this video were purchased from funds donated by viewers. Thanks to everyone that donated!!
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AC Leak Detector: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/tif-instruments-xl-1a-ac-refrigerant-leak-detector#oid=1002_1
Silicone Paste: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/3m-08946-silicone-paste-8-oz#oid=1002_1
AC System Basics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w17DpGCcRj8
AC Diagnosis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95RdGLFIbL8
AC Performance Testing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU_A4wNuHXI
How To Recharge an AC System: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lglPJuBXVeE
Defrosting Windows: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVMWW95E7qk
Acura CL Blower Motor Replacement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wktYMmHaU-w
Engine overheat: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/what-to-do-when-your-engine-overheats
No start problems: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-no-start-problems
Idle issues: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-idle-problems
Performance issues: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-performance-issues
Diagnosing Noises: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/diagnosing-noises-in-your-car
Diagnosing Vibrations: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/determining-the-causes-of-vehicle-vibrations
Electrical Problems: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-electrical-problems
Brake Issues: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-brake-problems
Transmission issues: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-transmission-problems
HVAC problems: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-hvac-problems
Buying a Used Car: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/what-to-look-for-in-a-used-car-purchase
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