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1997 Mercury Cougar Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1997 Mercury Cougar

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 1997 Mercury Cougar is between $314 and $384 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

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1997 Mercury Cougar
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$349
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The Mercury Cougar 4.6L V8 with a 100% plastic intake manifold is known for engine overheating, even with normal use, and a coolant leak from the front of the manifold. This will often trigger...
The 4.6L V8 engine used in the Mercury Cougar from 1994-1997 is known for displaying the normal symptoms of a coolant leak, including overheating, especially when the vehicle is idling, the st...
Cut the right side cat off and welded a 45 degree exhaust pipe in and now it runs worse , I had t...
I was told it was EGR but replaced value , seLenoiD and one other thing that goes to that.But s...
Overall (2 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Brakes
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Engine
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
January 12, 2015
1997 Mercury Cougar
I love this car, it's got all the power of a muscle car without sacrificing the ride. It rides like, well a luxury car, I like the "sleeper" look but at the same time it has like a sleek, sports ca...
March 22, 2009
1997 Mercury Cougar
This vehicle Is a bit older but Its very roomy, Comfortable,And Its an affortable car to own you won't have to take out a loan to get a water pump replaced.