Last post on Nov 27, 2013 at 3:03 PM
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Mercury Cougar, Transmission, Hatchback
#17 of 20 99 Cougar transmission issue
Dec 07, 2011 (10:49 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 20 Re: 97 Mercury Cougar Shifter problem [th75]
Jan 08, 2012 (2:23 pm)
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#19 of 20 launch start.
Sep 04, 2012 (8:24 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?
#20 of 20 Flat Rock Plant
Nov 27, 2013 (3:03 pm)
Looks like Ford is already having to idle the Flat Rock plant Fusion production. They have around an 88 day sales supply. Ford is blaming it on Camry incentives. Maybe they need to recognize they may be too aggressive in their product pricing? Luckily small crossover sales are hot, otherwise given pricing and I think 7 recalls already, the new Escape might become a problem also.