1986 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.

What’s the Importance of Your 1986 Cougar’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Cougar’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 1986 Mercury Cougar transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. Let Mercury Cougar transmission problems linger and your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that your Cougar isn’t working at all.

Mercury Transmission Recommendations for 1986 Cougars

Mercury recommends having your Cougar's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your Cougar should be exchanged regularly with Mercury-approved fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1986 Cougar up to Mercury-recommended standards. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help keep your Mercury running for miles and miles.

Mercury Cougar Transmission Service Cost

We do our best to keep Mercury Cougar transmission repairs and services affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your Cougar a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1986 Mercury Cougar’s Transmission

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Mercury? 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.
  • What can I tow in a Mercury? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Cougar is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • Does my Cougar's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Maintaining your Mercury Cougar transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. 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. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.
  • Can transmission fluid leak from my Mercury Cougar? Over time, transmission fluid can leak from your Mercury Cougar, potentially causing transmission problems. A transmission fluid leak may be caused by a damaged transmission pan, faulty transmission cooler lines, worn-out seals, a cracked transmission housing, or an overfilled transmission.
  • Who fixes Mercury Cougar transmission leaks? Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care can troubleshoot and repair Cougar transmission systems. Book an appointment online today.
  • Should I avoid driving my Mercury Cougar if there is a transmission fluid leak? Driving with a transmission fluid leak is not recommended. Transmission fluid is essential to the proper operation of the transmission system, and a leak can cause serious problems, including reduced performance, overheating, and potentially transmission failure.