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I have a 1997 mercury cougar..Had trouble starting it.and now it stop starting at all.Fuel pressure is fine..Battery ended up with bad core.Replaced that,Went and bought a crank position sencer and we threw that in our selves.Then had a moble machanice say that my coils and injecters were not getting any signal? What causes that? HELP please :{

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  • doreen Dec 02, 2012

    How do u check plugs? My understanding was that the coils where not getting signal nor the injectors..results would be no spark to plugs and pulse to injectors?

  •  ali abbas
    ali abbas Dec 02, 2012

    did you get it running yet if not let me know where you are at what else did you find

  • doreen Dec 06, 2012

    no i havent..can u tell me where my ignition switch modulator has been intergrated into



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Well you need to check if its getting spark to the plugs or not does it have injector pulse or not

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SOURCE: Mercury Cougar 1999 V6 Starting problem.

To remove the alternator, you have to remove the serpentine belt. They have a tensioner in which you place a socket wrench and pull on it and it loosens the belt. Before removing the belt notice how it is routed. Some vehicles have a diagram on the hood or on the front near the grill.You take the belt off. Then you remove the alternator by removing the bolts attaching the alternator to the engine. There are two or three bolts you have to remove. Two of them are fairly big bolts. About a size 14 metric or so. Disconnect the negative battery cable battery so you won't hit any grounds.Then take off the plugs from the alternator and the small nuts that hold the wires. Notice how they are placed before removing so you can know where each plug goes.Then replace the new alternator. Plug it back up and install the same way you took it out.Replace the belt starting from the left to right and pull on the tensioner and reinstall.

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SOURCE: 1997 mercury cougar electronic flasher location

it's likely in the fuse panel under the dash... on my windstar... it was larger then the other relays and blue.


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SOURCE: 2000 mercury cougar wont start

what is anti-theft light doing? It should come on solid for about 2 sec after you turn the key on then turn off. If it is flashing after this then it is not seeing the computer chip in the key and you have a PATS problem.

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SOURCE: Turn signal stopped working 1990 Mercury Cougar

I had the same problem and the flasher is not located in the fuse box because it is not a normal flasher. the cougar has an electronic flasher unit that is located on the left side of the center console. the best and cheapest place to order a new one is they run about $30-$40

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SOURCE: 1999 mercury cougar. won't start...cranks...battery ok.

V6 ? 4CYL? Have you verified SPARK? Did anyone check the "fuel pump inertia switch?" Its in the right front kick panel. If it was a "Anti-theft Issue" the light would be on or flashing.

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