CAR COLD SHIFTS INTO GEAR

  • Tiny
  • MY GARAGE
  • 2001 Mercury Cougar
  • 163,000 miles

I HAVE 2001 COUGAR WHEN THE CAR IS COLD IT SHIFTS INTO GEAR AFTER IT WARMS UP IT DISENGAGES BUT I TURN THE CAR OFF AND ON AGAIN RIGHT AWAY AND SHIFTS INTO GEAR AGAIN. CAN IT BE THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL?

Monday, May 14th, 2012 AT 10:49 PM

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  • DrCranknWrench
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That sounds like an electronics problem.
Go have the trouble codes pulled. Any Advance Auto or Auto Zone will do this for free.

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Monday, May 14th, 2012 AT 10:52 PM
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  • rasmataz
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Have the transmission range sensor checked

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Monday, May 14th, 2012 AT 11:00 PM
  • Tiny
  • MY GARAGE
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I HAVE A CODE READER NO CODES FOUND

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Monday, May 14th, 2012 AT 11:16 PM
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  • DrCranknWrench
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You may have a problem with the torque converter. You should take it to a tranmission repair facility, don't go to AAMCO as they overcharge, but do go to a transmission facility as standard repair shops don't have the necassary tools to test and fix automatic transmissions. As ras said, the scanner may not pick up the range sensor if it requires a special scanner or a higher quality one or at least the experience of someone who deals with automatic transmsissions. They are not easy to work on and the experience of someone who knows them wqell is necassary as well.

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Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 AT 12:53 AM

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