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Mercury Cougar, Transmission, Hatchback
#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?