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So I got a 2002 mercury cougar 4cyl, 5 speed, and

So I got a 2002 mercury cougar 4cyl, 5 speed, and my transmission went out. We decided since we were putting a new transmission in, we mise well replace the clutch and flywheel. In addition, we replaced both axels, rotors, hubs, seals, oil, transmission fluid and tires. Now, my car starts fine and moves, but it doesn't have 3rd,4th,5th gear. And it's leaking transmission fluid? Any suggestions on what it could be. We're stuck!

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Probably incorrectly fitted transmission/gear box.

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SOURCE: 5th. Gear

Sounds like you may have bent a shift fork or your cluster gear has some missing teeth on it now. I would venture to say that is it a bent shift fork. This will require the transmission be removed to gain access to inspect and repair.

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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SOURCE: How do I check the clutch fluid to a 1999 Mercury Cougar 4cyl

The brake master cylinder reservoir has a separate chamber and is used to supply the hydraulic clutch system. So make sure master cylinder reservoir is full.

Here is a pic of the system.
1. Brake master cylinder reservoir
2.Clutch master cylinder
3.Clutch slave cylinder with integrated release bearing

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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SOURCE: replaced trans, now car is stuck in limp in mode

MCARTER859: check the connections where the transmission harness and engine room harness come together. Unplug them and reconnect them I have run into more than one case with the same symptoms as yours which ended up being nothing more than poor connections.

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SOURCE: 2003 Hyundai Tiburon Leaking Transmission Seal

Unless I make a visual and mechnical inspection of your transaxel, the cause of the problem could be several things (i.e., differential splines or bearing damaged during removal & reinstallation of drive axel, physical damage to oil seal (both times), physical damage to output shaft where the oil seal mates/seals with the shaft, cracked differential case, combination of all these, etc.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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