1998 Ford Contour AC Repair, Wiring Repair, Transmission Fluid Leak Repair -Fixing it Forward

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 System basics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w17DpGCcRj8

AC Performance test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU_A4wNuHXI

Finding and Repairing AC leaks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95RdGLFIbL8

Recharging AC systems: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lglPJuBXVeE

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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

Leaks: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/finding-and-fixing-leaks

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