2001 Mercury Cougar Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Mercury Cougar

2001 Mercury Cougar Problems

Battery 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.

Check Engine Light on Due to Clogged EGR Passage in Intake Manifold

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.

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2001 Mercury Cougar Questions

2001 Cougar will not start? (1 answer)

Thought fuel pump bad but it is fine. Problem appears to be electrical in nature. It cranks but does not fine. fuel is getting to the engine

where is pcv valve located on 2l engine? (2 answers)

anyone know where the pcv valve is located on a 2001 cougar 2L engine

My air bag light is on, my electric windows, wipers and turn signals won't work. (1 answer)

I already checked all the fuses and the battery and alternator, everything is good. I also placed it on the computer and no codes are coming up. Anyone know what is wrong?

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2001 Mercury Cougar Recalls

Recall 04V421000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, CONTAMINATION OF THE FILTER IN THE FUEL DELIVERY MODULE (FDM) CAN REDUCE, AND EVENTUALLY BLOCK, THE FLOW OF FUEL TO THE ENGINE.

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2001 Mercury Cougar Reviews

It's getting worst about everyday. I need help this car is falling apart on me. The engine has caught on fire plus got it rebuilt but now the motor is stalling at stop signs and red lights. Tranny blew at 115k miles took into several shops now car is beginning squeaking loud. I had a nice person to push me at gas station when car decided stalled at light. It idles bad even backfired while now s...
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

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