1999 Mercury Cougar transmission I think.

Tiny
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  • 1999 MERCURY COUGAR
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When I be driving my car the car feels like it automatically switch to neutral. I will step on the gas to go and it wont go then automatically it goes. Also the little water tank to the car it seems like oil got mixed in it now the water looks all thick and slimy. What can it be? Please help. Checked the engine oil and transmission oil both fine.
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Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 AT 9:52 PM

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Tiny
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Are you referring to the coolant recovery tank? If so, could it be trans fluid mixing with it? If so, don't drive the car until you get a response from me. Also, make sure the trans fluid doesn't look contaminated and it is full, with the engine running, the trans in park, and the engine at operating temp.
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Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 AT 10:27 PM
Tiny
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Everything loks ok too me.
Do u know what it could be?
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Friday, August 22nd, 2014 AT 10:36 PM
Tiny
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My concern at this point is the description of the overflow bottle. Based on what you said, it sounds like oil or something is mixing with the coolant. Since you are having a transmission issue, it could be transmission fluid. You see, the car's radiator functions both as a cooler for the antifreeze and as a transmission cooler. Over the years, I have seen many times that the radiator came apart internally and coolant and trans fluid mixed. This could take out the trans really fast. That's why I said don't drive it until I heard from you.

Do me a favor just so I know. Take a sample of what is in the overflow jug and have it looked at to see if a mechanic can tell you what it is. My not being there limits what I can do.

If you can, have that done and let me know what you find.
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Sunday, August 24th, 2014 AT 9:04 PM

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