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CAR WILL NOT START

1998 Ford Contour

1998 Ford Contour 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 92,000 miles

Recently had a rebuild transmission put in this vehicle. Drove the car through water 7/24/10 and the vehicle stalled and will not started anymore. What is the problem.
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Contour8822
August 19, 2010.




How deep was the water?
Did it suck any into the intake?
Is the starter cranking the engine over normally?
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Wrenchtech
Aug 19, 2010.
Deep it was a flash flood and it probable did take water to the intake. This is actual my teenager car who drove through the water.

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Contour8822
Aug 19, 2010.
If it drove through water deep enough to be sucked into the intake while the RPMs were up, it will almost instantly bend the connecting rods and trash the engine. It's going to have to have the plugs removed and dried out thoroughly to determine the extent of damage to it.

Wrenchtech
Aug 19, 2010.

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