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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission: Cooling Unit And Lines Problems


really awful
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1998 Mercury Mystique transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Mercury Mystique Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 212003


  • miles


Consumer states that while her husband was driving vehicle began to slow down, and he could not drive it but about 5 mph. He had to stop and put transmission fluid in vehicle and wait a while. He was able to drive it a little while longer at a higher speed. Then, it would do the same thing. They had the automobile towed in for service, and was told that transmission was leaking fluid inside the transmission.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

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