I have transmission problems

Asked by Aug 15, 2012 at 03:19 PM about the 2000 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I have a 2000 mercury cougar and everytime i throw the car in gear it takes a minute to slide into the gear i shift it in...i have trans fluid squirting out from the right tire rode because its a side ways trans... i just need to know whats the exact problem and how much would it coast for the parts and the labor just to get it done right?......

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dont use just any tranny fluid....i believe ford puts in a (lifetime) syntheic on the crown vic line thats what you have to use in the trannys or it wears them out in a hurry but check your fluid level and check around the transmission pan for leakeage maby try a bottle of stop leak or visit you local mechanic

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You need to address the leak, (gasket, cooling line, etc) which might explain your shifting issue, as low fluid might contribute to your problem. Have a trans shop or a good mechanic check it out.

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