2000 Mercury Cougar Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2000 Mercury Cougar
- Battery Light Due to Damaged Alternator Wire Harness Connector
- Check Engine Light on Due to Clogged EGR Passage in Intake Manifold
- Loose/Worn Inner Tire Rod Ends Can Cause Steering/Tire Wear Problems
- Check Engine Light Due to Plugged EGR Passage
- Reprogram PCM if vehicle hesitates after being parked for twenty minutes
2000 Mercury Cougar Problems
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.
The Check Engine Light can illuminate with codes due to the lack of EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) flow caused by the intake manifold passage plugging up with carbon and oil. The EGR valve has to be removed and the passage cleaned thoroughly. Partial restriction of this passage can cause Smog test failures for the NOx emissions without causing a drivability symptom.
While steering, if you hear a clunk or a rattle, or if you experience premature tire wear, this could indicate the inner tie rod ends are loose or worn and will require replacement.
2000 Mercury Cougar Questions
Brand new spark plugs and spark plug wires. No weird sounds. No security issues.
I bought my car about a year ago. Ran great until one day heading home everything lost power and it died. Got new battery and alternator. Six months later, here we are again. Last time though, it died and I couldn't restart it period. Today, battery light came on, everything dimmed, pulled up...
2000 Mercury Cougar Recalls
2000 Mercury Cougar Reviews
I bought this car at 112,000 miles. I absolutely love it. It is very dependable, comfortable, drives wonderfully. I have had no real problems with the car. I will drive it till it dies!
i have had my 2000 cougar since it came out, when i was young i drove it hard and raced it all stock, now i use it as a daily driver, and only one thing has went out on my thats the passenger side window controller, fantastic car to have.
I have a 2000 V6 Mercury Cougar and it is the biggest death trap I have ever seen in my life! To be honest, I cant even find an owners manual on it online or at any autozone. I have replaced the transmission, gotten the exhaust fixed twice because everything rusts out on it. My gas tank is being held up by a ratchet strap because the metal holding that up rusted off too. I have replaced all of ...