This is Part 4 in the 1998 Ford Contour video series. In this episode I replace the accumulator which I mistakenly labeled a receiver dryer in the last video. I also do some wiring repair and confirm the operation of the battery. Lastly I end up repairing a transmission fluid leak I created during the process of replacing the accumulator.
Now that the work is complete, the AC blows cold and it starts every time. No more transmission leak either.
In the next video we wrap up the loose ends on this vehicle and get it back to Jeff so he can put it back on the road.
Previous Video in the series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV1gbURpVo4
Camera: Brian Kast
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AC Performance test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU_A4wNuHXI
Finding and Repairing AC leaks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95RdGLFIbL8
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