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I have a 2002 cougar my daughter gave me after sitting for a year because it shut off while she was driving then would only drive in reverse before it wouldnt start again.My boyfriend tried
to get it started recently and lights came on but wouldnt turn over he thinks maybe starter my dad a year ago thought she needed tranny fluid ..i just dont wanna get stuff tht wont make a difference to start and drive please help
 

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Trans fluid doesn't prevent cars from starting.
 

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Yeah sounds like separate issues.
 

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Starter failures arent that common, more likely an electrical issue but we need more information.
 

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Check for fuel pressure at the schrader valve or see if the fuel filter needs to be changed. If it only goes in reverse then it may be something wrong w/the gear sensor in the shifter. Car won't start if it thinks it's not in park. Do you hear a click around the gear selector when stepping on the brake and the car on?
 

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Moving to Problems forum.
 
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