Saturday, January 15, 2011

Even though only 66,000 were made from 1991-94, and perhaps, not more than 40,000 of them remain on the road worldwide, finding parts for your 1991-94 Mercury Capri can be an issue. That is the bad news.

The good news is that, depending on what you need, it may not be so hard. When you are looking or going to the auto parts store, always indicate it is for a Mercury Capri BUT also tell them many of the parts for a 1987-89 Mazda 323 Protege are interchangeable, That is because the engine, chassis are a Mazda, the same one used on the Mazda Miata in 1990-1, the Capri simply has a different suspension and body, they use the same 1.6L engine,

Of course, many after market auto parts are easily found and work on the Capri. Below is a list of some of the common ones:

OIL FILTER - Fram PH 6607, Beck and Arnly # 041-8055, Motorcraft FL 816
AIR FILTER - K and N # 33-2027, Hastings AF 885, Motorcraft FA-1050
TIMING BELTS - Gates T179, Evergreen for a 90-94 Mazda Protege 1.8L, 91-96 Merc Tracer or Ford Escort # TBK179EVE, Goodyear # 4040385
HEAD GASKET- Ask for one that fits a 92-93 Miata engine B6, B6E
CLUTCH KIT - New Generation for a Kia Rio, Sephia, Protege Part kit # 10-040 Fits 1.5L, 1.6L and 1.8L engines, Alto Mgr- Kit # 91137 for a 94-97 Lia Sephia or a 90-94 Mazda Miata
HEADLIGHT - Wagner H6545
CV Assy - EMPI # 80-2406
WATER PUMP - GMP #145-1350
CAT CONVERTER - Davico # 16505
OXYGEN SENSOR - Denso 234-1019
BRAKE CALIPERS - Centric # 14245514
BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER- Centric # 130-61020
BRAKE PAD - Bendix #D366 for rear, Satisfied brakes-# PR319-C
SPARK PLUGS - Motorcraft for XR2 AGS32C, Non-XR2: AGSP 32C
FUEL FILTER - Motorcraft - XR2 - FG 870, Non: FG874
PCV Valve - Motorcraft EV 146
TRANSMISSION FLUID - Motorccraft Mercon (AT- 6 qts, Manual- 3.4 qts)
POWER STEERING FLUID - Motorcraft Type F (.63 qt)
ENGINE OIL - 5W30 (3.7 qts)
AIR CONDITIONING - R-12 Refrigerant (25 oz)
TAIL LIGHT - Use 1157

Big items like internal engine parts, most interior parts will remain a challenge to find with only 40,000 left worldwide! Many Capris are sadly parted out simply because the owner cannot find the part or they have the part but do not have know how to fix it. Calling a Ford dealer for help usually results in a "Sorry", However, you may have more luck taking it to a Mazda mechanic! So, before you junk the car, try that!

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