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While driving, the car jerks and anti theft light comes on…

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While driving, the car...

While driving, the car jerks and anti theft light comes on for a few seconds and then car continues on as normal. Being told the the transmission needs to be replaced, $5k. Having a real issue with this claim.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? Have you tried to reset the computer?

Don't really know how that's done. I'm 83.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '83 Mercury?

The car is a 2007 Montego. I am 83.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Montego yourself? What have you tried so far?

No

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I have tried two different keys

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Mercury
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Mercury Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Mercury Technician replied 7 months ago
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Does the car jerk like there is a misfire?

Is the theft light coming on solid or flashing?

How did they come to the conclusion a new transaxle was needed?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
it jerks a bit.
Light comes on solid but goes off almost immediately and car drives normal
Did a diagnostic test. Said it needs a new transmission. They drove it and also seemed to think it was also related to the speed of the car.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
The car is currently at the dealership.
Mercury Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Mercury Technician replied 7 months ago

Did they tell you if there were codes stored?

Are you positive it is the anti-theft light you were seeng?

Can you get any more info for me as to why it needs a replacement trans?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I will check on the codes.
Pretty certain about the light, checked it with the manual.
Saying transmission is not going in gear correctly.
Maybe we can set up a call for sometime tomorrow?
Mercury Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Mercury Technician replied 7 months ago

Tomorrow will be fine. As of right now I just do not have enough to constitute an answer worth paying for.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Have you ever heard of a transmission issue being diagnosed because of the anti theft light?
Mercury Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Mercury Technician replied 7 months ago

Not once, never.

Ford even states the PATS light cannot affect an already running engine, it only prevents starting.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thank you! Will contact you tomorrow.
Mercury Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Mercury Technician replied 7 months ago

Super

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Mercury Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Mercury Technician replied 7 months ago

Hello, Chris here again,

I am checking in to make sure you got everything you expected from my answer. The option to rate my response or reply is still available. I want to make sure you were pleased with what you paid for.

Thanks Chris

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