NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission: Torque Converter Problems


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1998 Mercury Mystique transmission problems

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1998 Mercury Mystique Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 072005

Mystique 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The trans is out not working. It worked fine, and just stop, made a funny noise and just stoped. Ipulled in my yard.know it want move.for know reason.

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #2

Dec 252001


  • miles
I took my car to my mechanic after my check engine light was illuminated -- he told me that the computer indicated torque control slippage -- then took the car to mountain view Ford where the service advisor informed me that my transaxle pump needed replacing and that it would cost just over $1000 -- this car only has just over 32000 miles on it and I was also told that my 100000 mile powertrain warranty would not cover it -- this is a defect on the car and should be subject to a recall.

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

problem #1

Dec 252001


  • miles
Engine check light was illuminated while driving out of town on christmas day -- the drive home was unsettling because of the constant jerking in the rear of the car. I took my car to my mechanic -- it was hooked on a computer which indicated a code 1744 indicating excessive slippage on the torque converter. I believe this should be reported because this is potentially a recall issue and this should be covered under my powertrain warranty. My car is barely 4 years old and has below average mileage.

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

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