There is generally no relationship between replacing a radiator hose and a car not starting. However, it is possible that the engine overheated and has a cracked head. It is also possible that something was accidently disconnected when replacing the hose.
Look to see if the ignition plug to your starter did not come loose or un plugged. Since this is on the same side, possible disconnect of the starter ignition wire became disconnected
The "Related Questions" below will more than jump-start pointing you in the direction of the radiator (always at the front of a vehicle) and water pump - typically at the front of the engine (Contour/Mystique DOHC *excepted*).
it will be on one of the lower corners of the radiator. When you find it turn counter clockwise a few turns, then pull it out some and the water will start coming out.
It is easiest to remove the thermostat and drain the radiator by removing the lower hose. Dispose of the coolant properly. reinstall the lower hose and run water from the garden hose through the engine with it idleing until it runs clear. Then remove the lower hose to drain the radiator and reinstall the thermostat with the spring toward the engine. Then fill the radiator with coolant and start the engine up and top off the radiator after the thermostat opens. You should end up with about a 50/50 mixture of coolant and water. Good Luck Joe
There are several reasons why a 1998 Ford Contour will not start. The car may not start if the battery is dead, the starter may need replaced, or the head gaskets are blown.
Why won't the radiator fan start on my 1991 dodge caravan?
The relief vent in the radiator cap is not working, replace the radiator cap.
coil pack bad, or wires could be faulty/old should replace them, or the sparkplug itself could be bad try replacing plugs & wires and start from there
ford 99 contour will not start, front wheel is in lock position. how do you fix the anti- lock system
A contour line is a drawing that is just an outline of an object, with no shading. I'm not sure if this answered your question, but it's a start.
The same way you started it before replacing the battery.
replacing a radiator for a Chrysler town and country can take quit a while depending on the year of the vehicle. i believe 96 and up start to get really difficult because you have to remove part of the grill and front end to get it out. also there are many hidden screws and nuts that you have to find.
I usually pull one end of the lower hose off the radiator and allow the system to drain then, reattach and fill with antifreeze. Start car and let it idle for 30 minutes, (keeping the radiator cap off to bleed the air out) and top off the coolant level.
Coolant flows into the water pump from the lower radiator hose. The water pump circulates the water through the internal water passages in the engine as well as the heater core. Coolant exits through the water outlet into the upper radiator hose and on into the radiator to start the process over.
it would be easier to answer if one knew what was meant
to remove the radiator from a mk2 mondeo start by removing the water pipes then the lower support bar that the radiator sits in is bolted to the chassis leg on both sides by for 13mm bolts once these are undone the radiator will drop off . if you have air con the air con rad will be bolted to the normal radiator so just undo the 2 bolts and slide it off but do not undo the air con pipes if you can help it as you will need to get it refilled
I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY CONTOUR AND IT ENDED UP BEING THAT THE FUEL INJECTORS WERE LEAKING DOWN INTO MY CYLINDER THEREFOR "FLOODING IT OUT"
No. The chipped ignition key did not start until the 1998 model year and was only on the 6 cylinder Contour and Mystique. (I've got a '97 6 cylinder Contour that seems to have a chip in the key.)
If you're going to undertake a proceeding like that, it would be well worth your while to invest in a repair manual. Also, to start with, you should give us more information, like which model year vehicle you are working on, which engine it is equipped with, and whether it has air conditioning or not. All of these can affect the procedure for replacing the radiator.
Drain the radiator by removing the plug on the bottom of the radiator or by removing the lower rad hose. Take the thermostat out which is at the engine end of the upper hose. Start the engine and run water from the garden hose through the radiator letting it flow out the upper rad hose until it is clean. If it has buildup in the radiator you will want ot run some commercial radiator cleaner through it. When it is clean, drain all of the water out and install 2 gallons of coolant and the thermostat.. Dispose of used coolant properly.
Low coolant?Cooling fan not working?Radiator air flow restricted?Radiator clogged?Water pump not working properly?Radiator cap defective?
timing is off check it
Because the radiator is provided with coolent which start boiling on absorbing heat from the engine.
Start with replacing the thermostat.
The easiest way to see if your pump is leaking is to fill the rad with coolant start the car and physically watch the pump to see if it leaks.