Q: Transmission is Traditional Automatic or CVT

asked by on

I own 2005 Mercury Montego Luxury, its a V6 3.0L FWD with VIN# 1MEFM40105G611724. First I am not sure, if its a CVT or traditional automatic transmission ? I am pretty much suspecting its the traditional one. It has tiny yellow plastic dipstick between transmission & radiator, more easily accessible from underneath the car. Second, any guide on dropping the pan & replacing/servicing the transmission filter. I see its not horizonal, it veritically lying between transmission & radiator.

My car has 130000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi Amith. Thanks for writing in tonight to YourMechanic.com. Based on what I’m finding about your car, the Luxury 4-door sedan is equipped with a standard, six-speed automatic transmission. In regards to what I’d suggest in regards to replacing the filter and fluid service, I strongly recommend purchasing a service and repair manual for your vehicle, as it will provide you with detailed instructions for completing this process.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Transmission is Traditional Automatic or CVT

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: 3000gt leaking brake fluid

If it is brake fluid, the possible sources are a flexible rubber hose in that vicinity as well as a short segment of 3/16 inch brake line, a junction, and a connection to the caliper. The leak could originate at...

Q: Difficult to turn my steering wheel to the left, but not right

Hi there, The description you have given of the steering being hard to turn in one direction, leads me to believe, the rack and pinion is at fault. The power steering pump failure, would make it difficult to turn in...

Q: I just had the harmonic balancer replaced and now the car is overheating.

Most likely the harmonic balancer is not the reason for why the car is overheating. It is more likely something to do with the cooling fan or a part of the cooling system, such as the thermostat. I recommend...

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.