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1997 Mercury Cougar Problems

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Most Common 1997 Mercury Cougar Problems

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.
White smoke coming from the exhaust could indicate that a head gasket has blown or there is a cracked cylinder head. Our technicians tell us that removal and inspection of the cylinder heads will b...
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 ...
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0 Known 1997 Mercury Cougar Brakes Problems

0 Known 1997 Mercury Cougar Drive Train Problems

1 Known 1997 Mercury Cougar Electrical & Lights Problem

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.

4 Known 1997 Mercury Cougar Engine Problems

White smoke coming from the exhaust could indicate that a head gasket has blown or there is a cracked cylinder head. Our technicians tell us that removal and inspection of the cylinder heads will b...
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 ...

0 Known 1997 Mercury Cougar Exhaust & Emissions Problems

0 Known 1997 Mercury Cougar Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known 1997 Mercury Cougar Maintenance Problems

0 Known 1997 Mercury Cougar Miscellaneous Problems

0 Known 1997 Mercury Cougar Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known 1997 Mercury Cougar Problems & Complaints

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 strong ...
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 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 ...
White smoke coming from the exhaust could indicate that a head gasket has blown or there is a cracked cylinder head. Our technicians tell us that removal and inspection of the cylinder heads will b...
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