1985 Mercury Cougar Transmission Service

Show Your Mercury Cougar’s Transmission Some TLC

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your Cougar today.

Why is Your 1985 Cougar’s Transmission So Important?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. Mercury Cougar transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Mercury Cougar transmission trouble you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Cougar at all.

Mercury Transmission Recommendations for 1985 Cougars

Mercury recommends having your Cougar's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. For example, the transmission fluid in your Cougar should be exchanged regularly with Mercury-approved fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1985  Mercury Cougar transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your Cougar’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

Mercury Cougar Transmission Service Cost

We do our best to keep Mercury Cougar transmission repairs and services affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your Cougar’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1985 Mercury Cougar’s Transmission

  • What happens if I "ride" my Mercury's brakes? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Mercury Cougar? Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. Defying your Cougar towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • How often does my Cougar transmission fluid need to be checked? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1985 Cougar’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. About every 30,000 to 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your transmission fluid inspected and perhaps changed. Service intervals can vary depending on how you use your Mercury, so check with your technician first. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.