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98 mercury sable transmission

I have a 98 mercury sable, and when its cold, like in the morning, after i start it and put it in gear, let off the brake a push the gas, it will start to drive, but within 5 seconds, it will like, rev itself a little(at least thats what it sounds like) and it will slam into gear. it only does it one time when the car is cold.

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  • prncsaleesha Aug 13, 2008

    Thats what we tried at first, cuz I went on vaca with my car and it randomly just stopped going into gear, turned out my transmission fluid was EMPTY, butthe day before it was fine. It was really weird. But anyways, my dad keeps checking the transmission fluid and its fine. Its really weird.


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Check your transmission fluid. You could be alittle low. Check it hot in Park while running.

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    Lee Quiroz Aug 14, 2008

    Ok, this is good information now. I wished that information was on your original post. What could have happened is the fact the trans. fluid somehow dissappeared, the clutches inside the trans. may have gotten cooked. Check the inside of the radiator of signs of trans. fluid. There could be an internal leak in the inside of the radiator letting trans. fluid pump right into the cooling system. I just had this problem with a Ford Aerostar at my shop.


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