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1999 Mercury Mystique Transmission


rcrkt
11-08-2007, 11:55 AM
I recently drove a 1999 mercury mystique with the 2.5 engine and 5 speed transmission. While in 5th gear at 65 miles/hour the engine was running at about 2750 rpm, which seems high to me. Is this just the way this car was geared, or is there a problem such as the clutch slipping?

beyondloadedSE
11-08-2007, 05:44 PM
I recently drove a 1999 mercury mystique with the 2.5 engine and 5 speed transmission. While in 5th gear at 65 miles/hour the engine was running at about 2750 rpm, which seems high to me. Is this just the way this car was geared, or is there a problem such as the clutch slipping?

Thats how its geared. If you want a slightly better final drive gear, you can swap in the 3.81 4 cylinder zetec final drive compared to the duratec V6 4.06.

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