1997 Mercury Cougar Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Mercury Cougar

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1997 Mercury Cougar Problems

Battery Light Due to Damaged Alternator 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.

Engine problem

When engine gets hot and you start it it misfires for about 1 minute and then smooths out. Cold start ups run smooth. I need a fix for this problem!

Coolant Loss, Engine Overheating, 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.

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1997 Mercury Cougar Questions

4.6 97 couger, , had a clogged catalytic converter I cut off , runs worse (1 answer)

Cut the right side cat off and welded a 45 degree exhaust pipe in and now it runs worse , I had two codes for o2 sensors bank 1 , replaced the down stream , up steam was replaced about 3 years ago so didn't do that one , there's a lot of pinging when I first take off but once it hits 3500...

Replaced cooling fan motor assmb after being locked up, no power to the fan plug (1 answer)

My car makes loud horn like sound if you push the gas it will stop . (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 ?

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1997 Mercury Cougar Reviews

I love this car, it's got all the power of a muscle car without sacrificing the ride. It rides like, well a luxury car, I like the "sleeper" look but at the same time it has like a sleek, sports car stance to it. The interior is equally as impressive, leather seats with lumbar support, and moonroof. And when your sitting in the drivers seat the gauges right in front of you, you don't really hav...
This vehicle Is a bit older but Its very roomy, Comfortable,And Its an affortable car to own you won't have to take out a loan to get a water pump replaced.

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