1997 Mercury Cougar Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1997 Mercury Cougar based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.
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 composite (plastic) intake manifold may crack near the thermostat housing and cause a coolant leak. Ford released an updated manifold that was reinforced to prevent a recurrence. No recall was issued for this problem but Ford did extend the warranty to seven years on some models from the date of purchase.