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  • joseph teter
    joseph teter - 1997 Mercury Sable - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/7/2011
    As I was driving it felt like the car went into neutral .
    there wasn't any noise nothing ,when I stopped I shifted through all the gears to see if it would move there was no noise no movement.
    • big blue
      6/13/2011 big blue
      First thing that I would do is check the transmission fluid level. If it is low fill it and try again. Make sure you check the fluid with the car running. If it is full, check the color and smell of the fluid. If the fluid is brown instead of red and smells burnt you fluid is no good and at the very least you need to get it serviced.
    • rmax
      6/13/2011 rmax
      check your axles from transmission to front wheels. you will need help to check. start engine and slowly let off of the brake. if you see any movement of the axles and no movement of vehicle. one axle is broken.
    • KyleZ
      12/7/2011 KyleZ
      I have this same problem, if you sort of work the gas pedal for a bit it does start to work, but i think it may be the shift sensor in the transmission.
  • KyleZ
    KyleZ - 1999 Mercury Sable - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/7/2011
    Why won't my car accelerate?
    When I am driving, all of a sudden, it feels as if it is up-shifting, and then there is a severe loss of power, an it refuses to accelerate, sometimes the car will shut off. I have no clue what is wrong, we have cleaned the EGR valves and the injectors, it has a new ...
    0 answer
  • tom2004
    tom2004 - 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/5/2011
    Rubber plug on bottom of transmission leaks.............can I replace this plug.not sure if this is what it,s called
    0 answer
  • peaches
    peaches - 1999 Mercury Villager - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/25/2011
    Car hesitates when hit gas
    changed air filter gas filter gave oil change
    • yboy82
      11/25/2011 yboy82
      You should diagnose your vehicle with a scan tool/code reader to verify if there is a stored troublecode in your vehicle. The extracted troublecode will help you identify the fault of your vehicle's problem.
    JMGLA - 2005 Mercury Montego - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/20/2011
    Having problems getting my car out of park
    I have 90,000 miles on my 2005 Mercury Montego and when I start the car up and press the brake and then try to take the car out of part it does not go. Not sure what the issue could be and would like to know if it is a easy fix or do I have to take the car back to ...
    • jdl
      11/20/2011 jdl
      It might be a problem with shift inter-lock mechanism?
      11/20/2011 JMGLA
      Thanks. Do you know how to check that?
  • Evans
    Evans - 1999 Mercury Mountaineer - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/17/2011
    I just put n a new radiator & the transmission lines that goes 2 the radiator is leaking & i have put i O rings
    but the transmission fluid is still leaking from the upper & lower line
    • Spoon Sports
      11/17/2011 Spoon Sports
      new o-rings and clamp should installed if they are as old as your car.
  • cougargirl
    cougargirl - 2000 Mercury Cougar - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/12/2011
    My car can only go in reverse but will not go forward when i put it in drive??
    • CVO
      11/12/2011 CVO
      1.First inspect the transmission linkage for the forward for a loose connection, if it was in order, then go the next step.
      2.There are two planetary gear sets in the transmission, the forward and the reverse. The forward planetary gear set is broken.

      Visit this site to see the planetary gear set.

      Visit this site and see the planetary gear set.
      Scroll the screen almost to the bottom and you will see a planetary gear, it looks alike to a pencil rotating sharpener.
  • 97silversablels
    97silversablels - 1997 Mercury Sable - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/7/2011
    When shifting to D the radio, speedometer,power steering go wacy and off and on.
    is this related to why im having a drained brandnew battery constantly?
    • Luis G
      11/7/2011 Luis G
      You have to replace the neutral switch. Is located inside the engine compartment, on top of the transmission where the shifting cable is. It cost about $30.00 dollars.
  • jasonb
    jasonb - 1999 Mercury Villager - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/6/2011
    Replaced both axels and 2 engine mounts. been told front end is tight. tires near new 10k ..under excel vibration (
    (like bad axel) also the click noise . when van is cold axel sound bad . after on the road 40 mi or so all is ok except under excel like passing or cruise from 60 to 70 mph...seems worse when 5 kids and 2 adults so medium load ..some days seems ok other days scary ...
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  • B_Smith
    B_Smith - 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/2/2011
    Check engine light, overdrive light, abs light, brake light,???
    2002 mercury grand marquis, my check engine light is on, overdrive light flashing, abs and brake light light on, and sometimes my trac control light comes on from time to time. sometimes when i break i can feel something weird which causes the trac control light to ...
    • Spoon Sports
      11/2/2011 Spoon Sports
      "sometimes when i break i can feel something weird which causes the trac control light to pop up." - Could be an abs sensor or module problem. Cannot be solved online sorry


      The shift solenoids that you requested- XS4Z-7H148-AA is an on/off shift solenoid. There are 2 on the valve body. The price is $43.37 ea. XS4Z-7G484-AA is an pulse width modulated shift solenoid. There are 3 of these, at $92.92 ea.

      That sensor replacement was easy. Drop the pan, unbolt the sensor and replace

      "also whats the difference between the vss and abs semsor??" VSS is for the vehicle speedo ABS is for the brakes

      I'd be surprised if changing the VSS will make an impact with the repair. The other 2 is where i out my money at but an opinion from a repair shop is needed.
  • Garbowski
    Garbowski - 1995 Mercury Cougar - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/27/2011
    When I step on gas pedal it takes to long to go in proper gear and get some speed. I have to wait until it speed
    When I drive on a highway or speed 50-70miles and use brake to slow down the engine ram go to 0 and starts to work funny.When I do want return to the same speed and I step on gas pedal I need to wait till it gets the speed by it's self. It does not respond to it; ...
    • TechSam
      10/27/2011 TechSam
      Does that happens only when the engine is hot or all the time? Have you checked the tranny fluid level?
  • keith496
    keith496 - 2000 Mercury Cougar - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/27/2011
    My car is jerking while I give it gas
    When I drive my car for a long period of time it starts to jerk as I give it gas
    • Jimm
      10/27/2011 Jimm
      Possible Causes of Engine Hesitation or Stumble:

      Dirty fuel injectors (cleaning the injectors often fixes this).
      Bad MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor
      Bad TPS (throttle position) sensor
      Bad or dirty MAF (mass airflow) sensor
      Low fuel pressure (leaky fuel pressure regulator or weak fuel pump)
      Vacuum leaks (intake manifold, vacuum hoses, throttle body, EGR valve)
      Bad gasoline (fuel contaminated with water or too much alcohol)

      Sometimes, what feels like a hesitation is actually ignition misfire rather than lean misfire. The causes of ignition misfire may include:

      Dirty or worn spark plugs
      Bad plug wires
      Weak ignition coil
      Wet plug wires
      10/28/2011 keith496
      Thanks Jim I will check that out
  • ckrojas
    ckrojas - 2005 Mercury Sable - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/15/2011
    Why is my car jerking forward when I accelerate?
    About 2 years ago, we had to have our transmission replaced because it was slipping. Now, we are getting the "Check Transmission" light again; this time accompanied by a jerking when we accelerate, and sometimes by a "Fuel Comp Err" message. This has been going on ...
    • ckrojas
      10/15/2011 ckrojas
      Found the trouble codes from a scan we had done a few months ago: P0740 and P0743
  • Jim
    Jim - 2003 Mercury Sable - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/12/2011
    My car has transmission trouble. it will not do anything (forward or reverse).
    My car has a little over 100K miles on it. For the last 3 to 4 years it seemed to have a miss or skip in the engine. We changed the plugs and plugwires, cleaned the injectors and other things we could think of to do. NOTHING HELPED!!! Then the other day the ...
    • Spoon Sports
      10/12/2011 Spoon Sports
      "I souldn't be having transmission trouble at 100K miles." - Well, it all depends on how meticulous you are in maintaining your tranny. It also depends on how you use it. My friend got his tranny busted because he was too lazy to put it in N during a red light.

      Anyway, since you are already in that stage, you have to bring it to a specialist. Sorry to break it to you this way chief. Im sure your check engine light is ON, get it scanned.

      Of course, we can guess like what you did 3-4 years ago and look where it brought you...
      Spoon Sports
      10/15/2011 Jim
      No, there is no check engine light on.
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