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#139 of 153 2000 Mercury Cougar stalling
Dec 16, 2009 (11:10 am)
My car seems to have stalled out. I will turn it on to heat up in the morning and go inside and then when i come back out it isnt on. When it does this the brakes go out on it and I lose all steering. My RPMS drop below one unless I keep my foot on the gas. My heat wont work and my lights flash. What could this be?? I am about to have a baby and very frustrated with my car... kinda scares me to drive it and it is makin me mad!!!
#140 of 153 1999 Cougar Alternator problem???
Nov 01, 2011 (3:25 pm)
I have had my Cougar for about 4 yrs. Just before we bought it the previous owner replaced the alternator. about 1 1/2 yrs later the alternator went out and I took it to a starter/alternator place and had it rebuilt which lasted about a yr. Took it to a different starter/alternator place and the car ran great except the battery light would flicker at about 5500 RPM+ but the mechanic couldn't find any problems. It lasted about 1 1/2 yrs and went out again. Took it back to last starter/alternator mechanic (who only charged me labor) to fix it. Still not fixed since the light starts to flicker at various RMP' s now. Any suggestions??? I have about had it with this ongoing problem... thanks
#141 of 153 Re: 99 Cougar no spark [icanfixitnat]
Nov 16, 2011 (2:08 pm)
Did u fix your problem? I have exact same situation and dont know is it the PCM or the factory alarm or what else could be. Let me know please. Thank you
#142 of 153 Multiple problems
Nov 29, 2011 (8:14 pm)
I have a 200o Mercury Cougar special edition and I am having so many problems. The first problem is that the gas gauge sometimes work but the majority of the time it doesn't can anybody tell me what's going on with that. Then the second problem is that the car jerks a lot when your going over 5o. Lastly today of all days the car just shut off without any notice and will not start at all. Tried cranking it several times but nothing happened. All the lights come on so there is nothing wrong with the battery can somebody answer any of these questions I would be grateful. Thanks in advance.
#143 of 153 jerks and no start later
Nov 29, 2011 (8:42 pm)
sounds like fuel starvation, disconnect the fuel line off back of engine where it connects to the fuel rail. Put glass jar under coming line and crank engine. Fuel should gush out of line from fuel tank. If not, fuel pump filter or pump might be problem
#144 of 153 Re: Multiple problems [alicia903]
Nov 30, 2011 (5:19 am)
The fuel pump on that year was replaced on warranty. That's exactly what happened to me when the car was about 2 yrs old.
As for the fuel gauge, the fuel tank has to be removed to get at it. While doing that check the wiring to the tank.
That being said, similar things happened to me much more recently and it turned out to be the ignition coil.
An error code has probably been set. Go to Auto Zone and ask them to read the code. They might be able to point you in the right direction.
#145 of 153 Re: Multiple problems [decrotty]
Nov 30, 2011 (5:54 am)
i removed the fuel pump/gauge from the top. Under the rear bench is the access door. Lid likely very difficult to remove (I had to use hammer/chisels to turn the lid).
not a bad idea to have a spare lid and o ring/seal on hand (from same guy/junkyard you get the new pump assembly?).
I could not fit the hole assembly through the hole in the sheetmetal, so I did a few surgical cuts with the sheetmetal snippers and later bent those down again (and sealed with epoxy).
Jan 24, 2012 (3:14 am)
is it hard to put in a new motor in my 1999 cougar.how do i do it. thanks!
#147 of 153 Re: 1999 Cougar: hose on top of transmission case: where does it go? [vtraudt1]
Mar 21, 2012 (4:26 pm)
hi im also having the same problem with my sisters 99' mercury. i wanted to know if u ever found the solution to that lose hose? if u could pls reply back that would be appreciated.
#148 of 153 Re: 2001 V6 Cougar engine stumbles on acceleration [decrotty]
Apr 18, 2012 (1:21 am)
Did you ever figure out your problem? I am having a similar problem. My car when started the other day ran rough. I turned it off and it would not start again. changed the fuel pump and it ran great for 4 days until I filled it up with gas. now it is doing the same thing and we tested the old fuel pump last night and it works fine. so it was not the fuel pump to begin with. And we have no idea what it could be.