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.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2001 Mercury Cougar
2001 Mercury Cougar
2001 Mercury Cougar Problems
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.
If the vehicle hesitates or idles roughly after being parked for twenty to thirty minutes, with the engine still warmed to normal operating temperature, you may need to reprogram the PCM (powertrain control module) with new calibration.
2001 Mercury Cougar Recalls (Recent)
2001 Mercury Cougar Questions and Answers
Passenger window operates as it should with the drivers controls. Goes down with the passengers control but wont roll up. I replaced the switch thinking it was a no brainer. What could be the problem?
look for the orifice tube in the air conditioning system. a picture of the system if you have one. an how to remove the orifice tube.
where is the ignition control module located besides just on the fire wall more specifically
When I put my car in reverse and press on the gas the car doesn't move and the engine revs up and then will start to back up. Do I need a new transmission?
It goes up/down with driverside controls but wont roll up with the passenger side controls it will only roll it down. Took the switch out and it seemed alright by apperarance. Put it back in and st...
2001 Mercury Cougar Reviews
I love my Cougar!I have owned 4 cars and 3 of them have been Cougars.I currently own a 2001 Cougar.Its got almost 60,000 miles and have changed 1 fuel sensor so far besides normal maitenance.Very dependable and sharp.I get tons of compliments on it.
About the worst car I have ever owned
This car sucks. I regret ever wasting my money on this piece of crap.
cool car handles great!