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Rear axle fishtailing at low speeds.
Hi there. Check the suspension to the rear axle and see if anything is broken. You will have to raise up the vehicle and see if the rear tires can move back and forth. If they do, then there is...
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I think my suspension is going out in my car. Does my car use shocks, struts, or both?
Hello. Your car uses struts on all four corners of your vehicle. These work the same way as shocks, they simply mount different and perform a little better. The cost will very depending on the brand of the struts that...
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Fuse box 2000 Mercury Cougar
Hi there - this sounds like a major electrical failure! Something serious enough to melt the fuse box, is a serious fire risk as well as a functional problem I would investigate the cause of the electrical short if possible...
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Clicking sound when turning over.
This may be related to a faulty starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. When this fails, it may cause a clicking sound and will not...
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Ok. My car alternator and battery tested good yet it has to be jumped off and after driving 1/4 of a mile it cuts off and dies
You need to have the battery and charging system checked again. You have a bad connection to battery or battery is bad and not charging. I recommend cleaning battery terminals by removing and cleaning then and reinstall then test entire...
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My car shakes and dies when stopping.
Shaking or vibrating may be caused by many different things such as faulty spark plugs, poor fuel pressure or misfires. Other things such as a faulty idle air control valve may cause the engine idle to drop below the normal...
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Engine sputters when accelerating. Eventually will lose all power and I have to pull over. Replaced fuel pump and filter
Hello, thank you for writing in. Due to the various components and systems that can cause these symptoms, there will need to be several tests and inspections to determine the issue. The vehicle needs to be scanned for diagnostic codes...
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Where is the location of the CSM?
Hi there. The safety module (also known as the fuel pump driver module) is located behind the left rear trim panel behind the drivers seat next to the rear seat bottom cushion. If you need further assistance with the safety...
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I replaced new fuel pump and filter and ran good for two days and now it won't start
The fuel pressure should be checked to see if the new fuel pump failed. If pressure is below 40 psi when the key is turned on then replace the fuel pump and filter. When the tank is out you should...
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My 1991 Mercury Cougar LS has a replaced alternator and new battery but it seems the battery dies over night and the car will not start.
Hi there. It seems that there is a Parasitic Load on your battery. This is a load of something on when the key is out of the ignition switch and the doors shut. To check this condition perform the following:...
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Loss of power under acceleration
Hello, thank you for writing in. The components you have checked thus far have been valid steps. You want to go through system by system, and make sure the engine is getting what it needs. Start with the fuel system,...
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drive side (L.H) lower control arm does it have tenssion on it? If so what will i need to get the tension off?
Considerable disassembly is required on this model in order to remove and replace the left lower control arm. Among the many steps in the repair procedure, the steering shaft linkage must be disconnected and the sub frame of the vehicle...
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My car is reversing but will not drive but it will move a little in 2 and 1 what can be a simple fix?
Hi There, It sounds like your vehicle may be a bit low on transmission fluid or you may potentially have a bad transmission control solenoid. As you know, the transmission works on hydraulic pressure built up from the fluid inside...
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Loss of power
Hi there. Honestly, your acceleration issues could be a combination of bad O2 sensors (upstream and downstream), faulty electrical harness or connections and the catalytic converter being clogged or worn out. It's also possible that fuel system components are dirty...
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Push gas in gear and it boggs down a lot
It sounds like you may have an over fueling situation going on where the motor is being provided more fuel than it can efficiently burn, resulting in the raw fuel smell you describe. This can happen for many different reasons...
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2000 Mercury Cougar, clutch maybe?
Hi there. It is possible that the clutch is the source of this problem, however, it could be a linkage problem or internal component inside the transmission that is faulty. I would recommend having a professional mechanic come to your...
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Car wont start--check engine, oil pressure, and battery light all on
Hi There, If your oil pressure falls below a specific level, the ECM (car's computer) will automatically shut the engine down to avoid further damage to the engine. This is done as a safety precaution. Typically, the oil pressure light...
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Can you reset or bypass traction control?
If you just put on new tires only in the rear and not in the front then the tires need to be checked to see if there is a difference in the tire height. This will cause the wheel sensors...
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My starter was spinning so I had a new starter replaced. drove the car for a day and it started ever time but not on Sunday afternoon as it spins fast.
The flex plate on the back of the engine that connects the torque converter to the transmission may have missing or ground down teeth that is causing the starter to miss and not connect with the teeth. Disconnect the battery...
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99 cougar driver window lowers on one side then stops.
The window that will not go down all the way may be damaged internally if car was backed in to the door. The window that does not move may be a motor or the switch. you will need to have...

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