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How do you change the transmission filter on a 2001 Mercury Cougar 2.5?

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2007-09-03 19:07:46
2007-09-03 19:07:46

its my understanding that its a screen and does need to be changed.i would just get a flush with a trans flush machine.

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the transmission has to be spit apart in order to change the trans filter.


The filter is actaully located inside of the transmission itself.....you would have to remove the transmission and tear it apart to get to the filter


The transmission on a 2000 mercury Cougar is on the drivers side. If your planning on removing the tranny, the subframe must be removed. If your wanting to change the filter you are out of luck...it is deep inside the transmission. The pan on the side of the tranny toward the front of the car covers the valve body.


I heard there was an internal filter. I got a trany kit with filter and took the pan off but there was no filter there, just the valve bodies.


transmission filters are generally located just inside the transmission oil pan, have to remove pan and drain fluid to change filter.



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That transmission is supposed to be service by a drain plug like you have on your motor. it's on the bottom of the transmission. as for the filte, it's located INSIDE of the transmission. the only way to remove the filter on a CD4E transmission is to physically remove the transmisssion from the vehicle and take it apart. Ford does not provide a procedure to service the transmission filter seperately from the transmission overhaul.


According to my Chilton's Auto Repair Manual : For the 3.8 liter V6 engine in a 1991 Mercury Cougar : With engine oil filter change : ( 5.0 US. quarts )


According to the 1997 Mercury Cougar Owner Guide : ( Motorcraft FG-881 fuel filter ) for the 4.6 litre V8 and the 3.8 litre V6


The Owner Guide for the 1999 Mercury Cougar shows ( 5.8 quarts with filter change ) for the 2.5 liter V6 engine


For a Mercury Cougar , 2.5 litre V6 engine : According to the 1999 to 2002 Owner Guides : ( Motorcraft FL-820 engine oil filter )


The Automatic transmission breather tube is on the drivers side of the vehicle and is under the air filter box under the hood, it often reaches up near the battery tray.


Inside the transmission. Pan must be removed to access the filter.



The filter is inside the transmission and must be took apart to change the filter.


I'm assuming it is the same as the ( 1996 ) Mercury Cougar 4.6 liter V8 : With engine oil filter change : ( 5.0 U.S. quarts should put you almost to the full mark )


According to the 2000 Mercury Cougar Owner Guide : With engine oil filter change : The 2.5 liter V6 engine takes ( 5.5 liters of 5W-30 engine oil )


What year is your cougar and also is it a V6 or a V8? This information would be nice to know :) it is attached to the engine


In an automatic Eclipse, the transmission filter is located inside of the transmission. To change the filter, the entire transmission must be disassembled to reach it.


How Do I Change My Automatic Transmission Filter?www.2carpros.com/how_to/transmission_service.htm


Gasket should be included with new oil filter


According to the 2001 Mercury Cougar Owner Guide : For the 2.0 litre four cylinder engine : ( with engine oil filter change , 4.25 litres / 4.5 U.S. quarts of 5W-20 engine oil )


On a 2001 Mercury Cougar : The Mass Air Flow Sensor is between the engine air filter and the big engine air intake tube


It is actually inside the transmission itself. You get to it be removing the transmission pan.



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