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1996 mercury cougar xr7 shifting problems

Yea it goes into park, but when i first bought the car it just wouldn't go into reverse at all and it did nothing. So we had a 1994 cougar and i know the transmission in it was good because i drove it the day i put it into the 1996 cougar since i figured it just needed a new trans. but it didn't help at all since know it drives forward in reverse, a machanic said its not the transmission thats the problem but he never got around to figure out what it was.

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  • Damian Lyman May 11, 2010

    Does all the gears work right?From park it goes into reverse,neutral,drive and so on


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I would need more info but it sounds like your trans shifter cable is out of adjustment ; you need to carefully with the brake on and the car idling; move your trans shifter cable to all positions to check for forward and reverse.
Make sure car is chalked or raised of the ground ,

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