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1995 Mercury Cougar Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1995 Mercury Cougar

1995 Mercury Cougar Problems

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.


Engine misfire could be caused by worn or broken motor mounts that raise the motor on one side while the vehicle is accelerating. The stress on the engine control wiring harness can cause breaks in the injector or sensor wires, which then causes driveability concerns such as poor fuel economy and engine misfires.

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1995 Mercury Cougar Questions

is car safe to drive

I replaced a 20amp fuse for cig lighter yesterday, car started fine and cig lighter works. Today my car is dead. Nothing. Nada. Why?

I noticed oil leaking "behind" the oil filter and looked at the Mercury service manual and it shows a gasket behind the plate that the oil filter screws onto. looks like two bolts and a stud fasten it to the engine.

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1995 Mercury Cougar Reviews

I bought this car for 1200 dollars. Has lasted two years + with very little repair. Have had to get A arm repaired twice. Just had to replace key assembly. I was even in an accident and it's still running well. The transmission has skipped since I've had it but I don't push the car much, yet I do drive a lot. I used to drive and hour to band practice and back 3 times a week, and I drive to NYC ...

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