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.
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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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2002 Mercury Cougar Questions and Answers
This looks like a simple repair BUT can it be done without removing the interior door panel? Thanks. Ray
how do I flush the radiator since there is no radiator cap, just an overflow/add container to the side
Hello. I'm in Afghanistan and can't look into this at this time so I'm looking for a little help. My wife's 2002 Cougar will only blow heat or AC through the defrost vents. Any ...
We were having problems with the 2002 Cougar not starting. We thought it was the battery, so we bought a new battery for it, when we put the new one in, the car started right up, About a week from ...
2002 Mercury Cougar Reviews
ive had this car for five years and never had any problems. i love my mercury cougar
I am writing this review based on 5 years of use and abuse of this beautiful car. I have never had any major issues, but I will point out a few minor complaints. Exposed brakes lead to quicker than normal brake pad erosion, but that's true of all open hubs that sporty cars have. The only other points I removed were for Steering, the wheel is solid but seems to be slower/wider turning than most cars, taking more effort in major turns.
On average I get 17mpg city 23hwy.