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Mercury Cougar, Transmission, Hatchback
#11 of 19 97 Mercury Cougar Shifter problem
Jun 24, 2010 (5:38 am)
When I was on my way home from work last night, I went to stop at the grocery store. I pulled into a parking space, put the car in Park, and as soon as I let off the brake pedal, it kept rolling forward because it was stuck in Drive. The shifter was not locking on any gear, I could move it up and down, but it wouldn't lock. I drove it home and the motor shifted fine as I drove, so I don't think it's the transmission, but it just wouldn't come out of Drive. And of course, once I turned it off, it won't start back up because of where it's stuck. I don't know what to do, I'm hoping it's not anything major as I just bought the car not too long ago and I already had to replace the fuel pump, so I'm not looking forward to another big bill. Any help with figuring out what's wrong would be very appreciated. Thanks.
#12 of 19 Re: 2000 Cougar auto trans [brokecat]
Oct 13, 2010 (10:20 pm)
i have a 2002 doing the same ,ill try it thanks for your help
#13 of 19 problems transmission ford mercury cougar 1995
Nov 30, 2010 (8:49 am)
transmission 4R/70W full electronic automatic with overdrive. At speed of 30 to 45 miles and touching very lightly the throttle, the transmission started to shake (hesitiating) for one or two seconds. Total millage of the 50.000 mile. Overdrive in or out does not make a difference. The car has been inspected by a so called Transmission "specelist" in The Netherlands. Problem still the same.
Engine V8-281Ci/4.6 litre SOHC fuel injected.
#14 of 19 problems transmission ford mercury cougar 1995 by fversluys
Nov 30, 2010 (9:56 am)
Please reply to my problem mentioned on number #13
#15 of 19 engine swap
Jul 04, 2011 (1:40 pm)
I have a 2000 Cougar with the 2.5 V6 that needs replaced. It has an automatic transmission.
Can I replace the engine with a 1999 2.5 that has a standard transmission?? ( i don't want to swap the standard trans because it is broken)
I am new to cougars so any info would be greatly appreciated.
#16 of 19 New Transmission or New Range sensor?
Nov 27, 2011 (1:26 pm)
Hi, I have 2000 Cougar and it also bucks and haves trouble finding the right gear but i took it by AutoZone and had them check it they told me it was my transmission range sensor which contols things like the gears....My car recently wonty go in drive but goes in reverse i got it pusshed home and when i got pushed in between 35-40 i was able to drive the car on my own...AutoZone had assured me that changing that sensor could help or getting wires checked or getting a trans flush but a mechanic had told me i need a new trans which would get for almost 1,000 dollars....what should i do?
#17 of 19 99 Cougar transmission issue
Dec 07, 2011 (11:49 am)
Just bought a 99 Cougar, 2.5L, AT, 160,000 miles. Drove it home 200 miles from where I bought it. Took it on another 400 mile trip a few days ago. Yesterday, I noticed what feels like slippage & a grating noise when shifting from 2nd to 3rd. Also some jerking that may be transmission. And one more thing...all lights(headlights, dash lights, dome lights) flutter. Presume this is an alternator/regulator issue?
#18 of 19 Re: 97 Mercury Cougar Shifter problem [th75]
Jan 08, 2012 (3:23 pm)
range sencer.or nutril safty swich
#19 of 19 launch start.
Sep 04, 2012 (9:24 am)
1995 cougar, automatic transmission, 4.6 ltr. V8.
I have to rev the cat up to 3000 rpm a couple of times before it launches like it has a stall converter (which it doesn't). Will bark the tires with no tranny slip. If i ride the brakes and keep it above 1500 rpm, i can take off from a stop without reving it up again. Shifts fine once moving, whether in town or hwy. Reverse works fine. Fluid is pink with no "hot" smell after an hour drive. Whats up?