How do I know if my transmission is going bad or im just low on fluid..on a 2000 Mercury Mystique

Asked by May 23, 2016 at 04:47 AM about the 2000 Mercury Mystique 4 Dr LS Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I know my fluid is low and the place to replenish is hard to get to, but the car hesitates on hills..sometime when I first start up it will idle, then grab when I give itgas to pull out of my driveway, but after it warms up it seems ok, until I get caught in traffic and I can smell a burning odor

2 Answers


So you know the fluid is low how? Check the dipstick? ADding fluid is easy. Remove the dipstick, put a long funnel in the tube and add the proper fluid a little at a time and check the level after each addition. Engine must be on, in park on a level surface. Hesitating and smelling a burning odor tells me you are overheating the transmission and burning up the clutches. Just hope your trans will still work for you after you get the proper level of fluid in. Since it is leaking, continue to monitor the level. I don't recommend spending money to replace the gasket at this point, as you will need a replacement soon.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

I did check the I'm going to try and put the proper level of fluid in...I'm lucky though, because I don't drive very only turned 100,000 miles recently, Thank you for the advice, quick said don't spend the money on a gasket is the gasket the replacement that you reffered to?

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 1996 Mercury Mystique idling problem (Low RPM's, stalling sometimes) 2 answers

    I own a 1996 mercury mystique, and when the car is idling and in drive, the RPM's will fluctuate from about 400-750, and the car will start to shake a lot when it gets lower, and at times the car will...

    1996 Mercury Mystique


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2000 Mercury Mystique suddenly starting bucking and cut off..?

    She has been driving completely fine up until today. It has been the warmest its been this year where I live and it started with the RPM gadge malfunctioning by going to 0. The car was still running...

    2000 Mercury Mystique 4 Dr GS Sedan


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1998 Mercury Mystique starting problem 3 answers

    The car has power, lights, locks, interior lights, etc. work. It won't turn over, the security lite on the dash shows a 1:2 fault code, which I can not find what that code means. Bypassed starter wit...

    1998 Mercury Mystique 4 Dr LS Sedan


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1998 mercury mystique rear brake replacement 1 answer

    How do you replace the rear brakes on a 1998 mercury mystique, i cant find anything on youtube

    Mercury Mystique


    Maintenance & Repair

Search Mercury Mystique Questions

Mercury Mystique Experts

#1 gjm7403
Reputation 490
#2 Kirk Sanichar
Kirk Sanichar
Reputation 370
#3 jb84
Reputation 250
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Cadillac Escalade
250 Great Deals out of 11,084 listings starting at $2,495
Used Ford Contour
102 listings
Used Honda Civic
634 Great Deals out of 88,620 listings starting at $995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.