1997 ford contour will not start after replacing transmission - what's wrong with it

Asked by Apr 08, 2015 at 04:00 PM about the 1997 Ford Contour 4 Dr SE Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Just replaced the transmission.  Car started at first - went into all the gears.  Now the car won't start at all.

7 Answers

7,975

Check all connections and grounds

Thanks.. does that mean you have to take the transmission back out?

7,975

No, just inspect everywhere for loose wires or plug connections

I see thank you for taking the time to answer.

Another thing.. when I started the car it seem like the engine flooded and I'm saying this because when it wouldn't start again - we checked the spark plugs and they were wet with gas. We let the car cool down overnight but still it would not start.

7,975

Were you pumping the gas pedal when you were cranking the engine, if so that's a no no with fuel injection.

Yes unfortunately that happened but thought once the gas dissipated it would start which is not what happened.

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