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Can you tell if the clutch is working ?
Can you shift into a gear with the engine off, then start the engine ?

Posted on Dec 04, 2012

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    ottoordonez Dec 04, 2012

    stick move back and forward but will not go into any gear

  • ottoordonez
    ottoordonez Dec 04, 2012

    with the engine off the stick move back and forward but will not go into any gear

  •  Stephen
    Stephen Dec 04, 2012

    sounds like the shifter is broken or the connection between the shifter and the transaxle.

  • ottoordonez
    ottoordonez Dec 06, 2012

    can it be tran



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Ford Contour/Mystique/Cougar 1995-1999 Repair Guide

(see Figures 1 through 7)

Fig. 1: Remove the upper radiator hose from the radiator

Fig. 2: Use a back-up wrench to remove the transaxle cooler line connections-automatic transaxle only

Fig. 3: the lower transaxle cooler line connection

Fig. 4: Remove the passenger side radiator mount and ...

Fig. 5: ... and the driver's side radiator mount

Fig. 6: The condenser can be support using mechanic's wire as shown here, or another suitable device

Fig. 7: Carefully lower the radiator out the bottom of the vehicle

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Drain and recycle the engine coolant.
  3. Remove the upper radiator hose from the radiator.
  4. On 2.5L equipped vehicles, remove the radiator overflow hose from the radiator.
  5. On vehicles equipped with an automatic transaxle only, remove the transmission cooler line from the cooler inlet fitting and plug the line and the fitting.
  6. Remove the engine fan.
  7. Raise and support the vehicle.
  8. Remove the lower radiator hose from the radiator.
  9. On vehicles equipped with an automatic transaxle only, remove the transmission cooler line from the cooler outlet fitting and plug the line and the fitting.
Remove the cooler lines while holding the radiator connector with a back-up wrench.
  1. Support the radiator, and A/C condenser with a jackstand or other suitable device.
  2. Remove the lower radiator supports from the front of the subframe.
  3. Remove the two retaining bolts for the A/C condenser from the brackets at the bottom of the radiator.
  4. Position the jackstand aside and remove the radiator out the bottom of the vehicle.
To install:
  1. Carefully raise the radiator into place and support the radiator with a jackstand or other suitable device. Install the two retaining bolts for the A/C condenser into the brackets at the bottom of the radiator.
  2. Install the lower radiator supports and tighten the bolts to 71-97 inch lbs. (8-11 Nm).
  3. Remove the jackstand and install the transmission cooler outlet line (if equipped) and the lower radiator hose to the radiator.
  4. Lower the vehicle.
  5. Install and tighten the fan shroud nuts.
  6. Install the transmission cooler inlet line (if equipped) and the upper radiator hose to the radiator.
  7. On 2.5L equipped vehicles, install the radiator overflow hose from the radiator.
  8. Connect the negative battery cable.
  9. Fill the cooling system with the proper 50 / 50 mixture and start the vehicle.
  10. Bleed the cooling system and check for leaks.

Hope helps with this (remember rated this help) Good luck.

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The shifter needs to be inspected.If the gears are shifted automatically.The shifter assembly is got misaligned,it has to be open and realign.

There are many other possibilities.But if it was working right up till now and suddenly this auto shifting occurred then its shifter assembly realign issue.
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that transmission has a computer control unit
transmission combined with the EFI system

supposed to match that unit with the transmission fitted
or diagnostic scanner to reset the modules



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If you are too low on tranmy fluid will it stop from coming out of first gear

Yes, the first thing to check when malfunctioning transmission is observed, is the fluid level.
Add the proper type of fluid until full.

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Is the gear shift lever stuck in first gear? Is this a manual or automatic transmission?

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