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My 99 mercury cougar grinds when i shift into 3rd gear.

Is that the clutch or the transmission? If it's the transmission, should I replace the clutch as well? Vice versa?

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SOURCE: My 99 Tiburon will not go into 3rd gear. It just

sounds like a syncronizer. 99 model, probably no warranty, not good. Trans is difficult to dissasemble, so i would have to tell you to leave that one up to the pros or find a used one to swap out. Don't hesitate to get a second opinion though.

Posted on May 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Transmission hesitates shifting into second and perhaps third gear when driving slow. When acceleration is positive transmission shifts smoothly. Reference "99 Mercury Transmission" as Subject when

Several things could be causing your problem:

  1. Auto transmission fluid is low
  2. Auto transmission fluid needs changing; this is an area that gets neglected by a lot of people;check the fluid and if its brown or gives off a burning smell, it needs changing. Very old transmission fluid will cause slipping in the transmission; if this is the case, it should be changed along with the filter
Hope you find that this answers your question. Best of luck.
Greg

p.s. If you have the fluid changed, make sure it's done from the tranmission pan, not through the filler tube; siphoning through the filler tube can be hazardous to the transmission, especially cars with a lot of miles

Posted on May 30, 2009

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SOURCE: My stick shift has troubling getting into 3rd gear

your probly not puting your clutch in all the way and not shifting fast anoth.Or it was not installed the right way and it was unbalanced so probly need to check it out or go a proformace place and have them look at it.

Posted on Feb 18, 2010

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SOURCE: 1999 mercury cougar transmission problem i dont understand

This is being caused by the seals in the transmission worn out and the heat is causing them to become to plyable thus losing pressure, an overhual is needed

Posted on Mar 17, 2010

citroenchris
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SOURCE: on my 1976 Triumph TR6 when shifting I get a

Have you checked the end float on the cranK, try pulling and pushing the pulley on the crank, those engines were famous for wearing the thrust washers and then they drop out they take the "push" from the clutch release mechanism and if the play is too big it causes drag.

Posted on May 05, 2010

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