Question about 1999 Mercury Cougar

1 Answer

Quite running i started it and put it in reverse and it died, tried to restart it and it tried, then second time i tried it just was spinning as it was turning over like it wasn't getting any gas... what could it be??

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    if you turn the key on but don't try to start the engine, can you hear the fuel pump pulse?

  • Robert Dunlap May 11, 2010

    last time has tune up, let me know if you smell gas

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Mercury Master
  • 61,289 Answers

Check the fuel pressure, don't worry about the last tune-up, that will not make it stall, also test for spark at the plugs, run a self test for trouble codes, let me know what you find.

I was a Ford dealer tech for 20 years, no starts were my bread and butter, did thousands.

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

  • 10 Answers

SOURCE: 2003 Lincoln LS...quit running at

its prolly ur idleing senser.. if the car isnt idleing at a a good speed it wont keep the car running

Posted on Apr 05, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

No check engine, stalls cold start, dies after warm


If you haven't done it already you might have them run it for codes to see if it is showing any. Autozone does it for free too.

Dec 23, 2013 | Hyundai Santa Fe Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Car dies when put into reverse


Is it possible the engine block is shifting in reverse and something in the wiring harness or a vac hose is being affected ?

Jun 13, 2013 | 1996 Buick Century

1 Answer

93 toyota pickup 4x4 it will stay running after I turn it on to start it up, it starts up then after a few seconds it kills


if I'm reading this right...
... the engine starts and dies within a few seconds.
... you jumpered the fuel pump test connector and it will keep running.
... you smell fuel after trying to re-start when it dies.

Disconnect the plug to the cold start injector. Even if you have an issue with the engine running then dying after a few seconds after doing this, if you don't smell fuel after disconnecting the cold start injector and try to restart it, the cold start time injector time switch may be failing.

Buy a can of starting fluid and have someone start the engine then spray short bursts of the fluid around all the intake fittings. If spraying the fluid in any particular area keeps the engine running, I'd start looking for leaks around that area.


It does sound like an AFM or COR issue considering it dies after a few seconds, but the fuel smell when trying to restart the engine may be a separate issue that needs corrected / isolated first.it will keep running.

... you smell fuel after trying to re-start when it dies.


Disconnect the plug to the cold start injector. Even if you have an issue with the engine running then dying after a few seconds after doing this, if you don't smell fuel after disconnecting the cold start injector and try to restart it, the cold start time injector time switch may be failing.


Buy a can of starting fluid and have someone start the engine then spray short bursts of the fluid around all the intake fittings. If spraying the fluid in any particular area keeps the engine running, I'd start looking for leaks around that area.


It does sound like an AFM or COR issue considering it dies after a few seconds, but the fuel smell when trying to restart the engine may be a separate issue that needs corrected / isolated first.

Mar 30, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

94 4.0 dies while driving will start after sitting a while


Sorry to say someone will have to have tools ready to check it the next time it quits running.
Could be a relay, the ignition module, the coil, or anything else that can get hot and stop working.

Jan 10, 2013 | 1994 Ford Ranger Supercab

1 Answer

1998 buick skylark starts runs for a second then dies and wont restart


You could be experiencing a anti-theft issue. Turn your kee to the run position for about 10 minutes until the theft light quits blinking, turn the key off , and try it then.

Sep 05, 2011 | Buick Skylark Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

When I start my Jeep it dies out. After starting it a few times, it stays started. Once i put it in reverse it dies out. Once it's restarted i have to quickly put it in drive to keep the motor running.


I had the same problem. I took it to a mechanic and he piggy backed a bad wire around the wiring harness near the coolant reservoir overflow in the far left hand corner of the engine compartment. Now I have a problem with High idle. I'm going to try chaning the idle control sensor and see if it helps.... if this doesn't work, then it's off to the dealership for diagnosis.

Oct 07, 2010 | 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

I AM RESTORING A T020 MF. I REPLACED ALL WIRING AND IGNITION SYSTEM AND REBUILT THE CARBURATOR, AND ADJUSTED IT TO SPECS. I GOT IT TO START RIGHT AWAY AND IT SOUNDS GREAT. HOWEVER, IT WILL ONLY RUN FOR...


Ok a quick check. When the engine cuts out and you go for restart it dies within 5 seconds. Next time put the ignition at position 2 (on but not starting) and wait one minute, then start the car. If the engine again runs for 30 seconds before cutting off this tells you its is a fuel problem. If the fuel is supplied slowly it fills the carburettor fuel bowls and when the car starts it quickly uses up these local reservoirs of fuel faster than they can be replenished. When you try to restart immediately there is only a tiny amount of fuel and so it used up almost immediately. By leaving the ignition on 2 for while it gives the pump time to fill the carburettor bowls and this takes a while longer to run down when the engine starts. Just before moving on does the car have a choke OK remove the low tension connection to the coil, basically remove any chance of a spark. Put a big old towel around the carb. Now remove the fuel line at the carburettor and put ignition on 2 to engage the starter pump. Listen to pump operation and look at the rate of fuel being pushed from the disconnected fuel pipe. If the flow is slow check on pump and filters.

Sep 13, 2010 | Ford F-100 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Car starts then quits. have to wait about 20 mintues


I have the same problem with my bimmer.To find out if the fuel pump problem take fuel pump out and get something kinda nock on the pump put it back in and start the car. It will run but not 1 or 2 days it will die again. You know that mean.Replace the pump.

Aug 03, 2009 | 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse

1 Answer

Car died then restarted three times


Run a scan tool to determine problem, if nothing found take the car to the nearest acura service center to check for any recall onthe car.

Jul 09, 2009 | 1997 Acura TL Series

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Mercury Cougar Logo

Related Topics:

64 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Mercury Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61249 Answers

Fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5331 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Are you a Mercury Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...