1997 Mercury Cougar Repair and Maintenance
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1997 Mercury Cougar ProblemsBattery Light Due to Damaged Alternator Wire Harness Connector
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.
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.
The composite (plastic) intake manifold may crack near the thermostat housing and cause a coolant leak. Ford released an updated manifold that was reinforced to prevent a recurrence. No recall was issued for this problem but Ford did extend the warranty to seven years on some models from the date of purchase.
1997 Mercury Cougar QuestionsReplaced cooling fan motor assmb after being locked up, no power to the fan plug (1 answer)
I was told it was EGR but replaced value , seLenoiD and one other thing that goes to that.But still makes loud noise.If I take mass air senser of and unplug hose going to Idle control valu it will stop can someone help please ?
After I hear this sound and I am making a turn the car turns off, but will start back up. I have been checking the fluids regularly. Need help.