With regard to my '02 Cougar with a 2.5L V6, the automatic transmission can "regurgitate" ATF when parked. This can happen even after a very short drive but does not happen every time the car is used. I would estimate the time frame that it happens to be within 5 minutes of being parked, but have never caught it in the act. As a result, I haven't been driving it much at all, and given that it has just under 100K miles on it, I had viewed it as transmission rebuild time given the poor reputation that CD4E transmissions have. I don't know where it is leaking from, but assume it is from the dipstick tube or a vent. Has anyone experienced this or does anyone have ideas on what it could be and where it is coming from? I am completely nonplussed.