Filed Under (Mercury) by admin on 01-02-2011
1. Drain the cooling system. Refer to the procedure in this section. 2. Remove the upper radiator hose bracket bolt and the upper radiator hose bracket. 3. Reposition the water bypass hose clamp and remove the water bypass hose (8597) from the water hose connection (8592) . 4. If equipped with A/C, remove the drier to evaporator liquid line bracket bolt and the drier to evaporator liquid line bracket to gain access to the water thermostat (8575) . 5. If equipped with A/C, remove the suction accumulator/drier bracket bolts and the suction accumulator/drier bracket. 6. If equipped with A/C, position the suction accumulator/drier (19C836) and drier to evaporator liquid line (19837) out of the way. 7. Remove the four water hose connection bolts and the water hose connection. 8. Remove the water thermostat from the thermostat housing. Installation 1. Clean the thermostat housing cover mating surface and groove of any remaining sealant. 2. Completely clean any coolant from these areas. 3. NOTE: Position the water hose connection on the thermostat housing within five minutes of applying the silicone sealant. Apply a continuous bead of silicone sealant to the inner surface and the perimeter of the water hose connection . The sealant should be 2.0-3.0mm (0.08-0.12 inch) wide on all sealing areas. 4. NOTE: When installing the water thermostat , ensure the jiggle valve is pointing upward.
Filed Under (Mercury) by admin on 06-05-2010
Timing Belt & Camshaft Sprocket 1993 and 1994-96 timing belts are non-interchangeable. 1993 belt
design was changed from a square or trapezoid type to a half circle or round type for 1994-96, This design extends service life of timing belt from 60,000 miles to 105,000 miles. Failure to install correct timing belt may result in a “whining” noise
from engine compartment after replacement Do not interchange individual components (timing belts, sprockets or tensioner
spring assembles) between 1993 and 1994-96 model vehicles. These parts are
interchangeable as a set only
Filed Under (Ford) by admin on 31-08-2009
Repair and service manual covers all Ford Contour and Mercury Mystique models, 1995 through 2000.
Introduction: Vehicle identification numbers; Buying parts; Maintenance techniques, and more. Tune-up and routine maintenance; Engine and overhaul procedures; Cooling, heating and air-conditioning systems; Fuel and exhaust systems; Engine electrical systems; Emissions control systems; Transmission; Brakes; Suspension and steering systems; Body; Chassis electrical system; Wiring diagrams.
Filed Under (Mercury) by admin on 24-02-2011
1. Drain the cooling system. Refer to Section 03-03 for the procedure. 2. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301) . 3. Remove the generator drive belt, water pump and power steering pump drive belt, and the A/C compressor drive belt (if equipped). Refer to Section 03-05 for the removal procedures. 4. Raise and support the vehicle. 5. Use Strap Wrench D85L-6000-A or equivalent to hold the water pump pulley (8509) while removing the four water pump pulley bolts. 6. Remove the water pump pulley from the water pump (8501) . 7. Remove the crankshaft pulley (6312) . Refer to the procedure in this section 8. Remove the five lower engine front cover bolts and the lower engine front cover (6019) . 9. NOTE: Make a note of the location of the one water pump stud/bolt for ease of installation. Remove the six water pump bolts. 10. Remove the water pump . Installation 1. NOTE: Ensure the mating surfaces between the water pump and the cylinder block (6010) are cleaned of any sealant material. Install a continuous 2.0-3.0mm (0.079-0.118 inch) wide bead of Gasket Maker E2AZ-19562-B or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSK-M2G348-A5, on the water pump and position the water pump on the cylinder block . 2. NOTE: Refer to the note made during removal for the location of the stud/bolt. Install the six water pump bolts. Tighten the water pump bolts to 16-21 Nm (12-15 lb-ft). 3. Position the water pump pulley on the water pump and install the four water pump pulley bolts. 4. Use Strap Wrench D85L-6000-A or equivalent to hold the water pump pulley , and tighten the four water pump pulley bolts to 16-21 Nm (12-15 lb-ft). 5. Install the lower engine front cover and the five lower engine front cover bolts. Tighten the five lower engine front cover bolts to 3-5 Nm (27-44 lb-in). 6. Install the crankshaft pulley . Refer to the procedure in this section. 7. Lower the vehicle. 8. Install and adjust the generator drive belt, water pump and power steering pump drive belt, and the A/C compressor drive belt (if equipped). Refer to Section 03-05 for the installation and adjustment procedures. 9. Connect the battery ground cable . 10. Fill the cooling system. Refer to Section 03-03 for the procedure. 11. Start the engine (6007) and check for leaks.
Filed Under (Mercury) by admin on 04-05-2010
For 1993, the manufacturer recommends the belt be replaced every 60,000 miles. For 1994-98, the
manufacturer recommends the belt be replaced every 105,000 miles. Installation 1. Ensure cylinder No. 1 is at TDC of compression stroke. See Fig. 2 . Install tensioner and return spring if removed. If return spring stud was removed, apply thread lock sealant to threads before installing stud. Insert an Allen wrench into hole in tensioner, turn tensioner fully clockwise, and temporarily tighten lock
nut. 2. Install timing belt with arrow on timing belt facing front of engine. Align White lines on timing belt with marks on camshaft sprockets and crankshaft sprocket. White lines ensure correct number of teeth exist between timing marks on sprockets. 3. Loosen tensioner lock nut. Using Allen wrench, rotate tensioner by turning Allen wrench clockwise 70- 80 degrees. Temporarily tighten lock nut. Rotate crankshaft clockwise at least 2 revolutions. 4. Return cylinder No. 1 to TDC of compression stroke. Using Push/Pull Gauge (J-38387) or equivalent, apply 22 lbs. (10.0 kg) pressure to timing belt between right camshaft sprocket and tensioner. Hold tensioner in position with Allen wrench, and loosen tensioner lock nut.