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1997 Mercury Cougar

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1997 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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Jim C. and 2 others

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!

1997 Mercury Cougar Questions and Answers

mzkitty2003, 1997 Mercury Cougar, 4.6L V8, Madison, AL

is this something a capable female can change herself? I have tools & see 4 bolts & the plug? Yes I have checked it is the fan motor that died, got whole assembly now need to change it out....

mzkitty2003, 1997 Mercury Cougar, 4.6L V8, Madison, AL

ok got fan motor off and other one on, hoping when I go check the plug it was the reason it didn't start last night. Where is the relay or controller for this on the engine???

copetrgirl, 1997 Mercury Cougar, Bluffton, SC

I have gold edition V-8 cougar, without warning I can only turn steering wheel 1/4-1/2 turn and no more also battery warning light is on but no other electrical problems are present. what is the m...

SFONTENOT66, 1997 Mercury Cougar, 4.6L V8, New Iberia, LA

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR IGNITION SWITCH IS LOOSE? CAN YOU FIX THE PROBLEM YOURSELF OR DO YOU HAVE TO GO TO A CAR DEALERSHIP.

phillip1955, 1997 Mercury Cougar, 3.8L V6, Orlando, FL

I need to have my front end rebuilt.
upper and lower ball joints, tie rod ends.inner and outer bushing.is there a kit, that is available with all the parts to rebuild the front suspension.or even ...

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1997 Mercury Cougar Reviews

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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