2001 mercury cvougar auto transmission just doesnt want to go in drive, i can manualy shift it but when i come to a stop have to put it back into low 2 to start off.....ANY IDEAS WHAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM...i do know the fliud does not look the graetest

Asked by May 12, 2012 at 04:09 PM about the 2001 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Yes, your transmission fluid sounds like it wasn't changed regularly contributing to an internal shifting issue. The couger trans wasn't the strongest. Your going to have to have a mechanic/reputable tranmission shop, diagnose the issue. But it sounds like your going to be doing some major rework, because when something in the trans is worn or broken, a full rebuild is usually done costing close to $1500-$3K. depending on where you take it. Sorry.

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