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


Check all connections and grounds

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


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.


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.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions


Looking for a Used Contour in your area?

CarGurus has 107 nationwide Contour listings and the tools to find you a great deal.


Search Ford Contour Questions

Ford Contour Experts

#1 tropikalpirate
Reputation 630
#2 David Koppa
David Koppa
Reputation 330
#3 Wesley Beadle
Wesley Beadle
Reputation 280
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Focus
546 Great Deals out of 57,171 listings starting at $1,095
Used Ford F-150
2,194 Great Deals out of 206,316 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford Escort
334 listings
Used Ford Mustang
472 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Crown Victoria
12 Great Deals out of 1,069 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford Taurus
249 Great Deals out of 20,433 listings starting at $699
Used Toyota Corolla
785 Great Deals out of 73,830 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Maxima
306 Great Deals out of 25,213 listings starting at $999
Used Honda Civic
656 Great Deals out of 88,603 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota Camry
1,011 Great Deals out of 90,917 listings starting at $650

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.