1996 Mercury Cougar Transmission Service & Repairs

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Automatic or manual transmission, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. Schedule a transmission service or repair today.

Why is Your 1996 Cougar’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 1996 Mercury Cougar transmission problems could include shifting delays, jumping or grinding 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 you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that your Cougar isn’t working at all.

Mercury Transmission Recommendations for 1996 Cougars

According to Mercury, your Cougar’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, Mercury recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1996 Mercury Cougars at certain intervals with Mercury-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1996 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 diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

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 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 count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1996 Mercury Cougar Transmission Q&A

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Mercury? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. 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 small. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Cougar’s towing capacity. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • 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. 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.