Car will not turn over after a used transmission was installed

Tiny
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  • 2002 KIA RIO
  • 1.5L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 92,000 MILES
Here is what happened,

I have a 2002 Kia Rio, This car always would start right up with out even giving it any gas, Right away, every time, it would start, The tranny went out last year, I had a used one from a junk yard put in it, After the transmissions were changed out and hooked back up, The car would not start, Could this be a neutral tranny switch or safety switch problem? Because the car battery was disconnected for like probably 8 hours, and I think this car had a keyless wireless entry, At one time, But when I bought the car used, the Keyless wireless entry contols button thing, was not there, Or could my problem be a computer code? Or the the computer keeps getting reset? The last time the car was started, Below is what the guy done to get it to start.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR RESETING THE KEY, THE COMPUTER,
AND THE ALARM SYSTEM, IN MY 2002 KIA RIO

1.) Open the hood,
2.) Locate the diagnostics connector behind the Kia's battery,
3.) Open the cover on the diagnostics port,
4.) Connect a jumper wire to the connector,
inside the port marked "6"
5.) Connect the other end of the jumper wire, To the positive terminal,
on the battery,

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7.) Enter the Kia,
8.) Place key in the ignition, Starting it as far as it will go without starting the engine,
9.) Push the lock button, On your key FOB, For 3 seconds, Until the lights on your dashboard
blink,
10.) Your key has been reprogramed, And your alarm and computer has been reset,
11.) Turn your Kia off, Remove the jumper wires and close the hood.

After the car was started, He told me to turn it off and try restarting, So I did and it started, Then he tucked this open end wire that was bare up inside my dash, I guess he thought it would be in the way of the the gas and break peddles, I got ready to leave and it was getting, So I turned on the headlights and the car stalled right away and would not start again using the method above, Please help, Deb



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Thursday, October 15th, 2015 AT 7:16 PM

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Tiny
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It may be something else with this have the guy recheck his work if it started ok prior to trans then not then he shold fix it. Check for cables disconnected under hood and what wire was bare that he tucked under dash.
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Friday, October 16th, 2015 AT 7:26 AM
Tiny
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I have to figure it out myself because the man that installed the tranny was a friend and a back yard mechanic, After he installed the tranny, he wanted to be finished being paid, Well my car would not start, So I felt cheated out of a car, So I did not finish paying so now we do not talk, Because at least it did start b4, The back yard mechanic does not know anything the electric or electronics in a car, I went out to the car today and I hooked up the battery and tried to start it, it wanted to turn over but would not start, I also tried turning the key all the way to the right, But not far enough to turn it on, And I let it set that way for a few seconds, Then tried to start the car, it would try turning over, But would not start, What else, do you suggest? Deb
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Friday, October 16th, 2015 AT 5:52 PM
Tiny
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In a case like this best bet is to take to a pro to see what the guy screwed up and he will have a scanner that can read things to see if anything is wrong. Unfortunately that is the fastest way you will get your car back because we have no idea what the other guy did nor can see anything with it
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Saturday, October 17th, 2015 AT 6:49 AM

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