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My cougar makes a purring noise at red lights


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How do you reset a check engine light on a 2000 Mercury Cougar?


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If you get no red light for the battery charging system the charging system will not work. The indicator light initally excites the field to start charging.

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When driving on the interstate going about 70-80 my car will hop/**** and the rpm jumps up to about 7000. Also when sitting at a stop light, my car will shake really bad and act like it wants to stall....


Interstate problems: Faulty Torque Converter or Transmission Electrical Harness.


The shaking could mean a clogged fuel injector, fuel filter, or a bad spark plug in one or more cylinders. Your local parts house will show you how to troubleshoot it.

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Alight i have a 1999 mercury cougar and a light popped on the other day and i have no clue what it means. the light is on the headliner bundle of lights. please help. thrashbash_sk8r@yahoo.com


If the light on your cougar has a wrench on it then this is your "Interval Maintenance light", it comes on when your car is due for a scheduled maintenance as prescribed in your owners manual (oil changes, transmission fluid, etc). Another light located on the upper cluster is the "Outside Temp Freeze Warning Light", this light looks like a yellow or red snow flake, if this light is yellow it means it's nearly freezing outside (so watch for slippery roads), and if this light turns red it means that it's 32 degrees or lower

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Car hops at red light


By the sounds of things your car is idling to high & you need to take your car to the machenic

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1994 Cougar XR7 stalls when you stop at red light while idling.


check all your vacuum lines for cracks and proper connections, (this sounds like a vacuum problem) good place to start..

Jan 19, 2009 | 1994 Mercury Cougar

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Why is the ''snowflake light'' showing up red in my car?


I have a '99 Mercury Cougar & I've been read somewhere that the snowflakes have to do with the outside temp. & traction. I think it's warning you that it may be slippery or icy. I've noticed that when it's +3 to about -2 or -3, the yellow snowflake shows up. Any anything colder than -3 shows the red snowflake. The other lights: the wrench comes up in yellow. That one has always turned on after a certain amount of km's & it's advising you that your car needs a check-up (that's when I know I should look into getting an oil change). You can turn this light off by holding down the two buttons above & below the 'clock' button. Hold them down together for at least 5 seconds & that wrench light should go off. Otherwise, there is a light for checking your breaks (upside down exclamation mark), low windshield fluid. I can't think of any other ones but I hope this helps.

Nov 18, 2008 | 1999 Mercury Cougar

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