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I have a 1999 mercury cougar, I recently had the alternator changed, and few weeks later I have a torque converter, I put some transmission oil in it now the car won't start, can it be my battery ?

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It could be, but there are so many possibilities that, without more information, the only thing I can recommend is to take it to a reliable service provider in your area.

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SOURCE: 1999 mercury cougar will not start has power

turn the key and listen for the fuel pump to kick on

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SOURCE: 1999 Mercury Cougar Serpentine belt

try to see if they have your car listed for diagrams pictures and step by step instructions if your car is not listed then try your local library they have all the car manuals and even copy them for you

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SOURCE: How do I check the clutch fluid to a 1999 Mercury Cougar 4cyl

The brake master cylinder reservoir has a separate chamber and is used to supply the hydraulic clutch system. So make sure master cylinder reservoir is full.

Here is a pic of the system.
1. Brake master cylinder reservoir
2.Clutch master cylinder
3.Clutch slave cylinder with integrated release bearing

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SOURCE: P1744 TCC on a 2000 Mercury Cougar

On that model it is almost always the torque convertor.

Posted on Apr 10, 2009

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SOURCE: my 2000 Mercury Cougar starts ok then after a few

I have the same car. Same problem. We replaced the fuse box and it fixed the problem. But here we are 6 months later and the problem came back. So for a quick fix you can replace the fuse box. I'll let you know what the real problem is when i get it to the dealer.

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Look at the fuel filter. May also be a bad fuel pump.

several CAR products had a torque converter lock up problem. It would shift in and out at a certain speed. Sometimes changing the transmission fluid will fix it.

it could bealternator problem
It's the same as on any other car. If it's starting to go, you may notice a drop in RPMs below normal, when slowing. When you go to start it, it may not want to at first and may seem like the battery is going dead. Lastly, at night, when you turn your headlights on, if anything dims greatly, or lights lightly pulsate, these are all signs. The best thing to do is to take it up to an Autozone or something like that and get a battery and alternator test.

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