Question about 1998 Ford Contour
The car turns on and stays on but the only gear it actually runs in is reverse. Would I have to completely replace the entire transmission?
Either replace or rebuild. Last time I checked, used Contour transmissions were getting scarce.
Posted on Oct 19, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: transmission will not go into
There is a wiring harness connector at the firewall that serves the transmission from the computer. Check that this connection has not lost its mounting bolt(s). If the connection separates, the trans will not recieve info from the computer and will not operate.
Posted on Aug 08, 2008
first check drive axels , since you replaced front springs on struts i assume. it is possible that one of the axels popped out. next if thats ok check fluid level in trans with eng OFF should show over full make a srcribe mark on the stick. then START the eng it should go down to full or just below depends if trans is full or a little low . if level does not drop approx.1/2 in or so then have a transmission shop check for bad splines in torque convertor, that is a comon problem in that car, year and milage do not play a roll a large roll in parts failure in trans any more. not like it use-to.
Posted on Aug 28, 2008
The problem sounds like the clutch. If you put it in 1st., then start it up, does it try to move with you foot on the clutch? Does the clutch pedal feel different than normal.
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
WHEN THIS HAPPENS IT MEANS THE REVERSE CLUTCH HAS FAILED INSIDE THE TRANSMISSION, THIS REQUIRES THE TRANS BE TORN DOWN AND OVERHAULED TO REPAIR IT.
Posted on Jun 05, 2010
Testimonial: "THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP MIGHT BE BETTER OFF GETTING A NEW VECHIEL DEPENDING ON THE PRICE OF A TRANNY REBUILD"
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