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1993 Mercury Cougar

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1993 Mercury Cougar Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The battery light may illuminate on the instrument panel because the alternator wire harness connector is damaged. A new connector kit is available and should be installed to correct this concern.

Engine -- Verified

White smoke coming from the exhaust could indicate that a head gasket has blown or there is a cracked cylinder head. Our technicians tell us that removal and inspection of the cylinder heads will be required to confirm a crack is present.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

While steering, if you hear a clunk or a rattle, or if you experience premature tire wear, this could indicate the inner tie rod ends are loose or worn and will require replacement.

Engine -- Verified

The intake and valve cover gaskets may leak oil.

1993 Mercury Cougar Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, June 7, 1996

Summary: THE IGNITION SWITCH COULD EXPERIENCE AN INTERNAL SHORT CIRCUIT.

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Electrical & Lights, November 15, 1999

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH FOG LIGHTS, IN WHICH THE HEADLIGHTS MAY GO OUT FOR VARIOUS INTERVALS AND WHICH MAY BE PRECEDED BY FLICKERING OR BLINKING AS A RESULT OF THE CIRCUIT BREAKER OPENING.

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Engine, October 27, 1997

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, DELAWARE, IOWA, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, KENTUCKY, MASSACHUSETTS, MARYLAND, MAINE, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WISCONSIN, AND WEST VIRGINIA. MOVEMENT OF THE FUEL LINES CAUSES THE NYLON FUEL LINE JUMPER TO CHAFE AGAINST THE FLOOR PAN. THIS WEAR CAN CAUSE A PIN HOLE IN THE FUEL LINE RESULTING IN FUEL LEAKAGE.

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1993 Mercury Cougar Questions and Answers

eazyybaby, 1993 Mercury Cougar, 3.8L V6, Locust Grove, GA

I have a 93 mercury cougar and the upper and lower ball joints on the right side kept making noises, and one day the upper and lower ball joints came completly of the ball socket on the right side....

stoneyts, 1993 Mercury Cougar, 3.8L V6, Salisbury, MD

I was told my car has a blown head gasket. How do I test it to be sure?

machineman, 1993 Mercury Cougar, 3.8L V6, Muldrow, OK

The Ohm Guage just stopped working but all other guages on dash work

OPTIMUSKISS, 1993 Mercury Cougar, 3.8L V6, Elkins, WV

MY COUGAR IS AKING FUNNY.
IN SHORT..WHEN I START IT IN THE MORNING ,IT STARTS FINE..BUT AFTER DRIVING IT AWHILE AT HIGHWAY SPEED THE ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON AND WHEN CAR IS SHUT OFF..ITS VERY HARD T...

CRAPPIE, 1993 Mercury Cougar, Milwaukee, WI

i have pin on the inner tie rod where you would bolt it on with the rented tool its a 93 cougar well the pin is broken a mushroom pin only a millimeter of the pin sticks out how do i get it out? he...

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1993 Mercury Cougar Reviews

I just got a used 1993 Cougar & it was sold to me by the 1st original owner who has kept it in meant condition with only 95.000 mile on it. It had been kept in a garage with a cover over it so it's nice inside & out. But it has a few problems with it & I'm not sure how to get it fixed. The drivers side window doesn't work & the gas gage is stuck on full so we have no idea how much gas is in it. Because the car is so old I don't even know if it's possible to get the window & gas gage fixed or not but it's a real deal breaker on whether or not I keep the car because I have to have those things fixed. I just don't know where to take it to get it fixed or buy the parts & have it fixed.

It's the light switch itself that you pull out to turn your lights on. Change it out from a junkyard one and you'll be fixed.

I have a 1993 mercury cougar xr7. my dashboard lights and tail lights just recently went out, all my other lights work perfectly fine. i've checked the all the fuses and bulbs. Any suggestions on what it could be or how to fix it?

I bought the XR-7 built to my specifications brand new. It has given me good service over the past 16 years. My annual costs for fuel and maintenance were about $6,000/year until this year. Time finally caught up to the vehicle and I had to have the transmission overhauled at something over 131,000 miles. The odometer died at 131,501 and can't be replaced according to the FMC folks. The remote and alarm functions of the security system bit the dust, but the rest of the system appears to work okay. There have been no major problems over the years and I have been quite happy with my car. Too bad the Ford Motor Company (FMC) no longer makes cars like this and no one else seems to make them at the right price either.

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