Question about 1999 Mercury Cougar
Other than the control arm, what hardware should be replaced at the same time. How do you do the job, properly?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: need to replace the starter
nope... it's on the bottom of the motor... or rather mounted there... i'm not familiar with that car... is the motor in sideways or front to back.... either way... the starter drives a gear on the back of the motor located where the transmission is bolted onto the motor. so look at that spot on either side of the motor on the bottom.. best to just lay on the ground and look up at the motor... unless you have car ramps you can drive the car up on. be sure to unhook the battery... usually two bolts hold it on.... drop the starter... unhook the cables and make sure you put them on the new starter the same way... mount the starter back on and tighten the bolts and you are good to go.
you do know for sure the issue is the starter ?
Posted on Dec 18, 2008
If you have all the proper tools, including jack and jack stands it can be done, however, keep in mind that sometimes the bolts can seize in the bushings making it difficult to remove them. But that does not always happen. It's a fairly straight forward procedure though. Just remove your tire after properly jacking your vehicle up and placing it on jack stands. Some special tools you will need are tie rod end seperator, ball joint removal tool, these tools can sometimes be rented from parts stores like Autozone. I would also recommend buying a repair manual for your truck, especially, if you've never done this before, and read over the entire procedure before starting just to make sure you have everything you need. Nothing worse than starting a job on your car only to find out half way in you need something else. In brief, after removing your tires, seperate your tie rod ends, ball joints from steering knuckle, sway bar links and remove the bolts for your control arms. Also if this is a 4 wheel drive system your axles will have to be seperated fron your steering knuckles. Installation is just reversal of removal. But do get a manual before starting it's worth the $20. Hope that helps, gl.
Posted on Jan 10, 2010
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