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  • Tiny
  • jjkmtk
  • 1999 Mercury Cougar
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • automatic

Is there a way to get the transmission of a 1999 mercury cougar into neutral without power

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Saturday, August 20th, 2011 AT 2:39 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
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Turn the key ahead one notch and you should be able to shift it.

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Saturday, August 20th, 2011 AT 3:08 PM
  • Tiny
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Wrenchtech, will that work even if there is no battery hooked up. I had the positive cable on the car burn up yesterday and now when I try to hook up battery it shorts out. The car is in park so I can't move it out of the way

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Saturday, August 20th, 2011 AT 3:21 PM
  • Tiny
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It usually does.

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Saturday, August 20th, 2011 AT 3:24 PM
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Wrenchtech, Someone said something about an electronic transmission? This is on my sons car, so I have to go to where he is and would like any advice I can get

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Saturday, August 20th, 2011 AT 3:30 PM
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  • Wrenchtech
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No, it's just the shift interlock keeping it in Park. It's a safety feature so you have to step on the brake to shift it. Many of them also have a slot near the shifter to slip a key into to over ride the shift interlock too.

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Saturday, August 20th, 2011 AT 4:02 PM
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Wrenchtech, Thank you so much, I will go try what you said

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Saturday, August 20th, 2011 AT 4:39 PM

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