2002 Mercury Cougar Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Mercury Cougar

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2002 Mercury Cougar Problems

Battery Light Due to Damaged Alternator 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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2002 Mercury Cougar Questions

Why do I have transmission oil in the antifreeze tank (1 answer)

I have transmission oil in the antifreeze tank and it doesn't run good

Engine smocking and appears to be hot but temp light reads normal (1 answer)

Just put new thermostat and waterpump and housing on.

Car says overheating, but don't think so. Code reads ECU. Lots of things done (1 answer)

Car goes to H & then up & down. Replaced-water pump, both H/C sensors, flushed 5x, heater core. Hose split & antifreeze everywhere thurs. Did it again yesterday but a diff one. Code reads ECU Any advice? 2002 mercury cougar- Manual- 4 CL. ADVICE?

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2002 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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2002 Mercury Cougar Reviews

Rated
based on 3 customer reviews
Bought the car new love it. I have had my Cougar for 13 years not a issue runs and drives like new. It's a awesome beautiful looking car as '02 model. It is well equipped with some great options very comfortable sportier on outside handles and drive real good. The Cougar is great within last 13 years I've owned it it's an joy ever driven. I'm at now 125K miles got regular routine maintenance al...
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 ...

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