Question about Mercury Cougar
What a rip off in the dealer,
I found a place for your alternator part and you can tell any shop to replace place it for you with 0.5 hour labor. And this one will fit all your model 99 to 02.
Alternator failure is not dangerous while engine is running, since the battery is providing source of electrical until it drains. Therefore, it is not going to turn off your engine in the middle of the road. To be save when you are driving and the battery indicator is on, just turn off Radio/ CD and AC to preserve the battery charge until you get home.
Alternator is to provide the charge to battery. Without it when a battery is draining, the engine can't be started. Alternator is really lasting, your case is just happening to be in the bad one in the product line...
Posted on Aug 14, 2009
They made three different alternators for the 99 model. One for the 4 cylinder and two different ones for the 6 cylinder. As for the 01 and the 02 the design for the housing is different but the guts are pretty much the same. The 01 and 02 have updated electronics involved to help protect the cars ECM "computer " should the electrical system fail It is designed to keep the voltage from backing up through the system and doing more damage. As I have not found that these fail more than any others, They are however more expensive to repair. They do not seam to be any better or worse than the old system. I have also looked for any conversions to a different system but there are very few alternatives. Sorry there isn't anything else than to just try another shop. Maby not use the dealer due to the shear expense. Most shops can change this alternator for about half that price. Hope this answers your question. Please re-post with updates or questions. If you feel that this solution has answered your question then please accept and rate. Thanks cj2176.
Posted on Jul 21, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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