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12/20/07 10:23 PM
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foxfirejesse
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Edited: 20-Dec-07
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Ok, so I have a 99 Mercury Cougar and the other day I was on my way to work when something bad happened. I was in 5th gear when I was getting off the interstate. I shifted in to neutral to come to a stop when the car died. So I restarted it and shifted into first. The shift knob was super lose and wobly, it didnt even feel like i put it into gear, but I knew I had. SO i let off the cluth and onto the gas and the car wouldnt go. I had no momentum. I had to damn near floor the gas to get upto about 10 MPH to get through the stoplight and to moy work which was about a block away. After I got over the hill, I just let it cruise into my work parking lot cause I didnt want to hurt the car more by pressing on the gas. I get to work and get out of the car and it smelled terrible; like burning plastic. I got back in the car restarted it again and put it into reverse to see if anything was different. After flooring the gas again the car went forward even though i put the shifter in reverse!! Whats wrong with my car??
12/20/07 11:18 PM
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johnnypayne
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Edited: 20-Dec-07
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Whatever it is, it's going to be expensive.
12/20/07 11:40 PM
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foxfirejesse
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Damn it. Thats what I was afraid of...
12/21/07 6:45 PM
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foxfirejesse
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Edited: 21-Dec-07
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12/23/07 2:46 PM
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autotech
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Edited: 23-Dec-07
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sounds like clutch or transmission.
12/23/07 3:27 PM
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ArmbarKing
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Edited: 23-Dec-07
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Yep clutch or tranny is fucked!
12/23/07 10:02 PM
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foxfirejesse
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Edited: 23-Dec-07
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I'm gonna go cry now...
12/24/07 12:32 AM
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stevekt
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Edited: 24-Dec-07
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Ok, so I have a 99 Mercury Cougar... Found the problem! j/k ;)
12/24/07 10:19 AM
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foxfirejesse
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lol. not too far from the truth! Damn Fords. I shouldve stuck with the Chevys...
12/24/07 1:02 PM
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autotech
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Edited: 24-Dec-07
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99 mercury cougar is 99% mazda.
12/25/07 12:15 PM
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Ponyboy
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Edited: 25-Dec-07
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Actually it's more ford than the ford probe that preceded it was. The entire engine management system on a ford probe is mazda while on the cougar it's all ford.

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