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2002 mercury cougar fuel gauge

Today my fuel gauge quit working and my dist to empty is blank also dont have owners manual and cant find a bad fuse any ideals? thanks

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  • Bob1951 Feb 17, 2009

    Hi, I have the same problem with my 2002 Merccury Cougar. Once in a after the car is turned off the gas gauge will not work and It reads empty.

    Than when it feels like it after a while and the car is started it will work like it should. I wonder if it is the float in the tank that's sticking or something.

  • Iliath Mar 09, 2009

    I'm having the same problem with mine. I'm thinking it might either be the float, a short in the wiring, or maybe even something wrong with the computer box it has to go through (assuming it has one)...hoping to have a solution soon because I've actually wound up pushing my car to gas stations bout 3 times...

  • liad Mar 18, 2009

    ASEcertified THAT WAS USELES!!!!

    The problem we're trying to figure out is about if there's a problem with the fuel gauge sensor. It does it even if the tank is FULL and by full I mean COMPLETELY FULL. That was the worst, most smart assed, pompous solution. Don't post stupid stuff like that..these are serious questions.

    We all know were the gas tank is and how to fill it. We also aren't stupid enough to have an empty tank and ask this question.



  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    gauges on 2002 chrysler neon are not working. its not the fuses.

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Comeing from a cougar expert seeing how I own three mercury dealerships called Holcomb, Holcomb, and Holcomb's if anyone should know the answer to this one it is certainly me. I do all the buying, selling, mechanics myself. Last time I had to fix this for someone I took a mental note. First you are going to have to look on the outside of the vehicle behind the drivers door. This is called a quarter panel but for you lamens it is the fender. You need to look for a round cutout in the rear quarter panel aka Fender. If you will take notice it has a small petrustion that looks like you could stick your finger in it. You will need to pull this hatch open once inside the hatch you will notice another security devise for keeping the full locked in safe. This is a gas cap which leads to a filler neck. You will need to insert gas through this feature and that should take cared of that problem. I am glad I could be of some service if you have any other questions please contact me at one of my many dealerships my number is 501-760-2300 and ask for the main man. David You have been a great pupil and I would love to teach you some more. Thanks

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  • kimc19752000 Jun 21, 2011

    That was a rather smart*** reply. You just assume this person is to stupid to know how to put gas in his car. The gas gauge problem is almost the same problem I have. Although mine shows the wrong amount of gas, not empty.

  • isti07
    isti07 Nov 17, 2012

    I would hope that if you own that many mercury dealerships, you would know a 2002 mercury cougar's gas tank is on the PASSENGER side!! Thanks for being my PUPIL so glad I could teach you. **The last 3 times I've FILLED my tank the gas gauge has read low and the light was on. The next day it said Half tank. it took 3 days to register a full tank.

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