my 2000 mercury cougar v6 manual transmission has new brakes, axles, and ball joints and when i start out in reverse and the car has something holding it up. what is wrong?

Asked by Nov 22, 2015 at 02:11 PM about the 2000 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I noticed that my car is using up more gas sometimes. someone said that it
might be the transmission. I don't know a whole lot of the transmission so if
anyone would have any info it would really help.

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I don't think it is your transmission. Unless the clutch is slipping the transmission will not affect mileage at all. You might need a tune up though. What do you mean by "holding it up"?

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