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Possible Transmission problem. When gas applied, engine revs but no acceleration. Will accelerate when placed on 2 and L gear. Reverse is fine. Fluid level is full and no visible leaks. Do I need

Local shop estimates $3000+ to fix. This doesn't sound correct???

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You might try to get a free scan from Autozone, Oreilys, or Advance autoparts. If their scanners will not show a Code, the more complicated Dealer Scanners may.

Some of the transmissions use shift solenoids. The solenoid for 3rd and 4th gear may be bad. Some use speed sensors which tell the transmission to advance to the higher gears. If you can manually reach 1st and 2nd and reverse, the Torque converter is working and fluid is moving inside the transmission.

I think you can call around to see what other places would charge to put a rebuilt transmission in, if yours can not be fixed.

Posted on Mar 25, 2014

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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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sounds like you wheel bearings need to be greased up. Good ideal to have full grease job anyways. U-joints, tie rods, and bearing especially

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 Mercury Sable AX4N Transmission Problems

I have a 2003 Mercury Sable as well - my transmission went out with only 52,000 miles. I checked with Ford company and they do not have any recalls on the transmission, however I think it odd that you had the same problem with the same model with in the past 6 months.

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SOURCE: I have a 1997 mercury cougar xr7, 4.6L, I noticed

Yes it can be related. If you bought the car from a car lot you may have a window sticker showing a 30 to 90 day warranty. The Catalytic converter can be expensive although it is similar to installing a muffler or header extensions.

The hesitation can be due to the engine controls trying to adjust for the difference in exhaust readings from one side to the other. Or it has excessive backpressure caused by the plugged catalytic converter.

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