96 Contour will not start. Tries to turn over. New:starter, radiator, battery. Any suggestions?

Asked by Aug 22, 2013 at 04:46 PM about the 1996 Ford Contour 4 Dr SE Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 96 contour. Previous owner put in a ditch. Replaced radiator, battery, and starter.
Still over heats due to radiator fan not working. Car stopped working on side of road after I
pulled over due to over heating. Would not start again. Any suggestions?

3 Answers

It may need a thermostat

Oh forgot new thermostat as well. Any other ideas?


Could have blown a headgasket and you are experiencing hydro-static lockup. Try removing the spark plugs and see if coolant splashes out when cranked over.

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