1989 Mercury Cougar Transmission Service & Repairs

Show Your Mercury Cougar’s Transmission Some TLC

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1989 Cougar, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.

What Does Your Mercury Cougar Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. 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. Mercury Cougar transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you ignore Mercury Cougar transmission issues your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that your Cougar isn’t working at all.

Mercury Transmission Recommendations for 1989 Cougars

Your Cougar’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Mercury. For example, the transmission fluid in your Cougar should be exchanged regularly with Mercury-approved fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1989 Cougar up to Mercury-recommended standards. 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 car needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1989 Mercury Cougar Questions & Answers

  • 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. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use 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. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • Does my Cougar's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Caring for your Mercury Cougar’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your Mercury's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.
  • Can transmission fluid leak from my Mercury Cougar? Yes. Mercury Cougar transmission fluid can leak over time and potentially cause transmission issues. Worn or damaged seals, a loose or damaged transmission pan, a cracked transmission housing, faulty transmission cooler lines, or an overfilled transmission could cause transmission fluid leaks.
  • Who fixes Mercury Cougar transmission leaks? Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care can troubleshoot and repair Cougar transmission systems. Book an appointment online today.
  • Can I drive my Mercury Cougar with a transmission fluid leak? It’s not advisable to drive your Cougar if it’s leaking transmission fluid. Your transmission system needs transmission fluid to function properly, and a leak can lead to significant problems, such as overheating or reduced performance. You might even experience transmission failure.