ok let me explain better i have an 2001 cougar with auto trans has full fluid just rebuilt last year v6 when the car sits or c ools off the trans works fine but when i stop or trans gets warm it like it in netural until i shut car off an cools back down,also the battery gets boiling hot in a short time and when unhooked battery terminal the wiper blades came on could all this be electric or is it a trans and electrical problem

Asked by Mar 10, 2013 at 04:59 PM about the 2001 Mercury Cougar

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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First off your battery should not be getting "hot", you have an electrical issue. It could be the battery or your alternator. You don't want to be letting your battery to continue doing this as it could explode damaging your car or even you. Please take it to a local autozone or local mechanic to run a test on your car before you get hurt. Second, how is your coolant? Is that getting hot too? For your trans, I would check your fluid first, it almost sounds as if your trans fluid is low and or overheating.

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