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99 mercury cougar with a 4 cylinder leaking antifreeze from the overflow hose but car is not over heating could it possibly be the
The first thing you should have done is to have the reservoir pressure cap checked to see if it is able to hold pressure specified on the cap. If the cap cannot hold pressure then it will leak out of...
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think i put wrong oil in car went few miles lose power car dies oil in spark plugs still starts low oil blinking light before die.
Hello. If you put too thick of an oil in the car, then you may have damaged the engine bearings but this should not have caused oil to get in to the spark plugs unless the oil got into the...
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RPMs rev but less mph daily. Eventually only went in 2nd gear 5 mph and then stopped going eventually.
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing more than one issue. In order to determine if the issues are related I would need to know specifics such what sensor was replaced and if...
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I have replaced a failed alternator once a month for the last four months, any suggestions?
Your vehicle has a recall for the alternator cable shorting on the power steering line after the insulation gets rubbed through. The recall is for inspecting and replacing the alternator and alternator wiring. The recommendation I have is to contact...
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Suddenly a whole lots of problems have occurred!!! Help!
My first thought is you have moisture inside your distributor cap. This is a very common issue with older vehicles. I suspect all these issues are caused by a single issue. Since it is overheating, I would certainly be checking...
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Why wont the fan start? Smoking near fan, cooling fan new but wont start.engine over heats.
Hello. The fan switch is on the thermostat housing. The switch operates the relay box that is near the radiator. Also under the battery on the frame, there is a fan resistor that may potentially be bad. If you need...
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Rpms go up but the car wouldnt accelerate the way it should. Eventually after about a month the car would onlyago about 5 mph in
This may be a variety of possible things that could cause this to happen. If this is a fuel issue, it may be related to a throttle position sensor going bad. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used...
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hissing or air noise when i press gas
You may need to check your air cleaner or intake tube for loose or cracked tubes, or the air filter housing might not be seated correctly. Try to duplicate the noise by manual operation of the throttle while you have...
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Fuel pump
The two vehicles have different fuel tanks and different pumps. Unfortunately, this swap will not work. If you need help with a replacement fuel pump on your Mercury, a local expert from YourMechanic will be able to source the correct...
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Why wont the fan start? Smoking near fan, cooling fan new but wont start. engine overheats.
Hey there. As you alluded, this is a sign of a bad cooling fan relay switch. The cooling fan relay switch comes on when the temperature reaches a certain level to help cool down the radiator. When this is faulty,...
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maybe a wheel bearing worn out, how dangerous is it?
Thanks for your question. If it's a wheel bearing, the noise generally doesn't go away with speed although it might appear that way because the noise gets masked by other noises such as road noise, wind and exhaust. It is...
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Car gets hot
This can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant temperature by turning...
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Clutch won't engage. Replaced master cylinder ... Still not working
Hello. I usually start by checking the movement of the clutch slave cylinder when the pedal is pushed in. If the slave cylinder is not moving, then the hydraulic system is at fault, which can be due to air...
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Won't drive forward only reverse
Hello...there is a fault in the transmission of course. However, check your transmission fluid level first. If fluid is REALLY low, you could have an issue like this. There is a mechanical linkage in play when you shift into drive....
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Code P0320 200 Mercury Cougar 2.0l
Hello. A no spark condition can be caused by many things. If the aforementioned components have already been replaced I would move on to looking at the ignition module, and perhaps the wiring to a few specific components. The ignition...
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Idle is very high
This is a common sign of a major vacuum leak. This can be very difficult to trace as there are many places a vacuum leak can emit from. I would recommend having an expert from Your Mechanic come to your...
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Oil pressure sensor or oil pump
If you have low oil pressure indication and getting engine noise then the oil pump is most likely the cause and not the oil sending unit. In order to verify the cause the oil pressure would need to be checked...
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My car makes a really annoying noise and sometimes dies right after
Hi there. From the description you have provided your vehicle's moaning noise and intermittent stalling problem could be any number of things. It could be a failed alternator diode making the moaning noise and affecting the idle. A failed...
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my anti theft light is engaged and my car won't start what can I do to disarm it
The anti thief system on this car is called PATS or passive anti thief system. The use of a key with a chip in it is needed to disable the alarm when you go to start the car. If the...
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Coolant
Hi there: One of the common problems with other vehicles like you're 95 Cougar is that the overflow coolant reservoir can collect mold and fungus over time; especially if water has been used in the past instead of straight or...

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