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I have a 1999 Ford Contour with the check engine light on &

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I have a 1999 Ford Contour with the check engine light on & amp; after starting it up, it cuts off. I was told that it was 2 sensor failures; the oxygen sensor & the R&R sensor to the tune of $300.00. Is this the correct diagnosis?
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Lincoln Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 3 years ago
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Hello, my name is***** you know what diagnostic codes your getting? Thanks.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
B1S1, PO131, PO133, PO, MTUPART, MTULBR171
Lincoln Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 3 years ago
Does vehicle restart right away after it shuts down? Does the check engine light ever flash off/on?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Yes, the car restarts right away after it shuts down & the check engine light doesn't come on anymore.
Also, my car is a 1999 Ford Contour.
Lincoln Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 3 years ago
Does it run good other then shutting down or does it also seem to run rough?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Yes, it runs good & only shuts down with the initial start. I might add, the car has 60,000+ miles, as I don't drive it everyday, I drive it for errands & dr's visits about once weekly, sometimes less, so it sits alot.
Lincoln Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 3 years ago
V6 or 4 cylinder engine? Did check engine light and symptom both happen at same time?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
4 cylinder and yes check engine light came on & stayed on & then the car started stalling...
Lincoln Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 3 years ago
I agree with shop that replacing oxygen sensor is the best place to start and most likely cause. If it was anything else you would most have other diagnostic codes setting. $200 is also fair on the price. The sensor costs around $100 then it is a hour to install, most shops charge around $100 per hour. Let me know if you have more questions, thanks
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Thank you for your observation. Where are the 5 questions you wanted me to answer?
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Hey Dan, the car is still cutting off; it cut off twice yesterday. I guess I'll never find out what's really wrong with my car. I can see how you would side with the other mechanic who worked on my car. I guess it really is true that like minded people stick together.
Lincoln Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 3 years ago
Was the sensor replaced? If so, are you still getting the same code?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Right now, it doesn't matter as I cannot put the car back in the shop right now. Thanks for trying to help.
Lincoln Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 3 years ago
I would replace the sensor yourself if your trying to save money. Let me know how it turns out, thanks.
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