1996 Mercury Cougar Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Mercury Cougar
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1996 Mercury Cougar ProblemsBlown/Cracked Head Gasket Can Cause White Smoke From Exhaust
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 drivability concerns such as poor fuel economy and engine misfires.