Question about 2001 Mercury Cougar
Secure the vehicle on EVEN ground, preferably indoors. Place in Park, set the parking brake, and scotch the rear wheels. Use the jack to lift one side of the truck until you can place a jack stand under the AXEL. It can slip off the frame and crush you. A friend of mine died under a vehicle, and it was no fun. Repeat on other side. Once the stands are in place you can "walk" the truck higher with the jack and stands if you need more room. DO NOT exceed the height of the jack stands with blocks.
Posted on Dec 12, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It is located on top of the engine under the throttle body, it sucks, plan on a whole day if you are a good machanic.
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
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.
Posted on Jan 30, 2009
SOURCE: where is the fuel filter
You will need a straight-head screw driver and possibly a 1/4 inch nut driver.
The hoses are held by white plastic retaining clips that you pop off with the screw driver. My new filter came with new retaining clips in case the old ones break during removal. The filter itself is held in place with an adjustable strap like one you would use for any hose. You can use a screwdriver, but I prefer to use the nutdriver to avoid mangling the screw.
You can change this filter without having to actually put your body underneath the vehicle. Jack it up at the rear jackpoint just fore of the rear right wheel. The filter is slighty forward from there. You can lay on the ground next to the vehicle and just reach under to change the filter. It is about the size of a regular coffee mug. It is cylindrical in shape with one end rounded with hose nipple and the other end flat with hose nipple.
Before removing the fuel filter I tried pulling the fuel pump fuse (15A fuse #9 in the power distribution fuse box in the engine compartment next to the battery) to bleed the pressure off the line. The engine however never died, but acted as if it would, so I shut it off. I did not know where to actually disconnect the pump. Pulling the fuse seemed to help anyway. The hoses were not under pressure, though still about a half-cup or so of fuel still leaked out, plus the fuel in the filter itself. That's normal.
1. Start engine, pull fuse, wait for engine to choke, turn off.
2. Jack up car, use Jack-stand for safety.
3. Pop clips, pull off hoses.
4. Loosen strap, remove old filter.
5. Reverse for installation.
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
The switch is located in the drivers side panel in the foot well, there is a hole in the panel for access to the reset button, this panel is commonly called the kick panel, it is to the left of your foot in the drivers foot well once again..
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
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