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Mercury Cougar Problems

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Most Common Mercury Cougar Problems

The battery light may illuminate on the instrument panel because the alternator wire harness connector is damaged.
White smoke coming from the exhaust could indicate that a head gasket has blown or there is a cracked cylinder head.
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.
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Years to Avoid

Based on owner-submitted report and recall notices, Mercury Cougar years 2000, 2001, and 1997 are the most likely to experience problems.

2000 Mercury Cougar
2001 Mercury Cougar
1997 Mercury Cougar
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