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Car won't start after it rains

99 mercury cougar wont start during/after rain

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  • tavareanbark May 22, 2009

    My car will start but will soon give out as if the battery power was drained...but the battery tests just fine. The car"s F-9 Cable was fixed a while back could this be related.


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Sounds like it might be time for new plug wires & cap.

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