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2001 cougar goes into reverse and drives but not in 1;2 or 3 rd

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So you tell me that transmission works in reverse but not in the forward gears i would check the level first and smell the oil is it burnt or nice red coluor it sounds like a tranny that is burnt but check levels first and the colour black dark brown not good red ok and smells bad tells a lot

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MERCURY: 1994-2000 MYSTIQUE
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ISSUE: Some vehicles may exhibit no forward gear ranges due to the misalignment of the forward/coast clutch cylinder snap ring with respect to the legs of the forward clutch piston.
ACTION: During assembly of the forward/coast clutch cylinder, the gap in the select fit retaining ring should be located midway (i.e., 45 degrees) between adjacent legs of the forward clutch piston. Refer to the following Service Procedure for details.
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  1. Prior to installing the forward and coast clutch plates into the cylinder, note the location of the four (4) forward piston legs ( Figure 1 ).
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  3. Following the Service or Workshop Manual procedure, install the clutch plates.
  4. Position the ends of the snap ring such that the gap is aligned with the mark on the top of the cylinder (the 45 degree mark) ( Figure 3 ).
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