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The shifter cable on our 1999 mercery cougar v6 2.5l broke and we bought a new one and installed it but it still wont shift correctly. can you help me?

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SOURCE: need to know how much for clutch and to install it on 1999 cougar 4 cyclinder

for the most part a clutch cost somewhere around $500.00 dollars but you can do it yourself and cost the cost in half try this website to see if they have your car listed if they do you be able to get pictures and diagrams on how to repair your car if you have a autozone near you if you need some special tools you can rent them return them and get your money back and here is another website

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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

SOURCE: 1999 cougar has blown code p1744. will only shift

Your codes indicates a stuck torque converter locked in the open condition.

This is a mechanical problem and only a mechanic with the right tools and parts should try to fix it.

At least you have a chance to keep the cost down by doing it sooner rather than later right?

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SOURCE: 1988 mercury cougar 3.8 wont

Your problem is in the transmission. There are a number of things that could cause this but typically start by checking the fluid level, if that is good do a fluid and filter change. If that fails to correct the problem or you find a lot of metal in the pan, it will look like a gray goo in the bottom of the pan, have the transmission rebuilt and repaired.

Posted on Apr 12, 2011

SOURCE: 1988 3.8 mercury cougar wont

Hi friend,
It seems to be that on the age of your car, the synchronizers of your gearbox are failing.
Try to take it to a transmissions workshop and ask them to test the shifts as you know they will fail. It could be possible to adjust it without dismantling it, but is a job for well equipped experts. It could be checked, assembled and tested in about four days on the shop.
This is not a job that you could repair at home, as it requires special tools and a place in which you can crane the engine and work from underneed the car. It is a frequent failure on that car.

Good Luck...!

Posted on Apr 12, 2011

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