2000 Mercury Cougar No reverse

Tiny
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  • 2000 MERCURY COUGAR
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 99,000 MILES
My 2000 2.5L V6 cougar suddenly has no reverse. No warning of a potential problem. Parked it in the driveway as usual and when I tried to back it out it does not reverse.

Back up lights come on, fluid is fine, but no reverse movement.

Goes forward with no problem!

Suggestions of what this might be would be and how to fix it would be greatly appreciated.

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Tuesday, December 25th, 2007 AT 1:56 AM

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Tiny
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This is going to be tough to diagnose without a scantool. First step is to pull codes from the computer to give a possible troubleshooting tree that is more precise. Although no codes may be present anyways.

Thes more simple things to check is the connector for the transaxle harness and the connector at the pcm for an abnormalites. Corossion, loosness, etc. Then check for continuity. After that, you pretty much need a scanner.
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Tuesday, December 25th, 2007 AT 8:04 AM
Tiny
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Thank you so much for your reply.

We are checking the simple things you suggested now and will update here when we know more.

Sincerely appreciate your taking the time on Christmas Day to try to help us out!

Happy Holidays to you and yours. :D
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Tuesday, December 25th, 2007 AT 1:58 PM
Tiny
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Unfortunately everything checked so far appears to be in order.

Did find out through that Reverse is not totally gone. When the car is raised it will slowly spin the tires backward but just a touch of my hand will stop them. Not that it helps at all.

Wondering if I can chance taking the car to work and back the next two days as long as I park where I don't have to use reverse or if this will in all likelyhood damage the transmsission more?
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Tuesday, December 25th, 2007 AT 8:46 PM
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HArd to say, but I don't think there will be further damage by driving it. Without any codes or a scanner this is tough. It may be a PCM problem, a valve problem internal and so forth.
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Wednesday, December 26th, 2007 AT 3:59 AM
Tiny
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Can you give me a range of what it might cost to have my tranny rebuilt?

Thank you.
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Sunday, December 30th, 2007 AT 1:57 PM
Tiny
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I really can't as it would be putting an incorrect figure in your head becasue of variables.

What I strongly recommend is getting a jasper rebuilt transmission. Good warranty and excellent quality.

Www. Jasperengines. Com
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Tuesday, January 1st, 2008 AT 6:08 PM
Tiny
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Unfortunately it says is not available through Jasper but thanks for the link it may come in handy in the future.
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008 AT 10:20 AM

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