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Jul 13, 2008 (10:17 pm)
A few days ago I had to replace the battery on my Mercury Cougar 2000 after just under two years. Luckily it was under warranty and I got a free full replacement. The next night I started the car and pressed the brake pedal to put the car into reverse. As I did so the lights dimmed and the idling level dropped. I backed up and put into drive. All the lights came on including the brake light and the neddles on the odometer and speedometer went all the way up and came back down. The car stalled out and shut off. I was able to restart and it did it one more time. I started again and it was fine and I was able to drive home. At home I started again and the same problem. I had the repair shop disconnect and reconnect the battery cables to reset it. The last couple of days the car has been fine, but I am not sure when and if this problem will reoccur. According to the repair shop the battery and alternator tested good. Anyone experienced a similiar problem? Thanks.
#1920 of 1952 Re: Electrical [eesupercat]
Jul 14, 2008 (8:22 pm)
Found the re-call . Thanks so much . The number to Ford about this re-call and other is 1-800-392-3673. I so hope this works.
#1922 of 1952 HEADLlGHTS??????
Jul 18, 2008 (9:56 pm)
Due to my baby nipping a truck in the rear end; we now need all of her front end. I'm especially interested in where to find the complete head light assemblies as my normal sources are out of them. Some one please help as we want to get back, "on the road again".
#1923 of 1952 starter relay
Jul 19, 2008 (12:43 pm)
I am new bear with me. my 1997 mercury cougar has a dead battery every morning
the starter solenoid seems to kick in when i try to start but it doesn't turn over
I pulled the starter it checked out fine. I would like to check out the starter relay but can't find it can you help ???
#1924 of 1952 Re: starter relay [donny3]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Jul 19, 2008 (1:11 pm)
Before you check anything like the starter relay, I'd try the simple thing first. Disconnect the battery and clean the terminals. It MIGHT be as simple as that.
#1925 of 1952 Re: engine overheating [butchw1982]
Jul 20, 2008 (9:16 am)
the only thing you mentioned that could improve your heating problem was having th radiator flushed. take a few more steps. is your fan belt worn out? is your water pump working? replace the thermostat! are your water hoses collapsing ? is the water passages clogged up? do you use the "proper antifreeze? yes anti freeze it is a coolant and engine protector.
#1926 of 1952 Re: starter relay [pf_flyer]
Jul 20, 2008 (9:21 am)
I did also charged the battery which helped the battery was week. it is fully charged now still the starter wont turn over it did check good when tested. i am still looking for the location of the relay. something is discharging the battery over night. stuck relay????
#1927 of 1952 Re: Moonroof... [shannamikale]
Jul 20, 2008 (4:19 pm)
IF YOU HAVEN'T GOTTEN THE ROOF MOTOR REPLACED A GOOD PLACED TO GET ONE IS THE AUTOMOTIVE JUNK YARDS, CHECK THE YELLOW PAGES UNDER USED AUTO PARTS. THEN YOU WILL NEED SOMEONE TO INSTALL IT.
#1928 of 1952 Re: Help with 93 Cougar [angelkist2003]
Jul 20, 2008 (4:32 pm)
I AM GUESSING FROM WHAT YOU HAVE SAID YOU STILL HAVE A SHORT IN THE SYSTEM TRY PULLING THE STEERING WHEEL SOMETHING (TURN SIGNAL MECHANISM?) SHORTS IN THE SYSTEM WILL DAMAGE THE ALTERNATOR -
POWER SPIKES- ALSO CHECK OUT THE THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR IF IT HAS ONE. LOOK AT ALL ELECT. CONNECTORS. GOOD LUCK.