Transmission Problems Common Due to Front Pump Failure on Mercury Mystique

Transmission problems are common in this model, often as a result of a failed front pump. The pump loses its ability to create hydraulic pressure, which an automatic transmission needs to function. A sign of front pump failure can be a whine type noise.

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Average mileage: 150,000 (150,000–150,000)
3 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 2000
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1998 Mercury Mystique150,000
has a whine when you press on gas also you have to let off the gas before it will go in gear then it will go slow has slippage feels like it goes into neutral before it goes into drive from second
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