Question about 1994 Mercury Cougar
What cause my cougar to sputter and stall if i don't let it run for a minute when i start it?
Hi, Does your car have a manual choke or auto.
If it is auto then your problem is going to be, the choke isn't working properly and will more than likely will need adjusting if it is adjustable or it will need replacing.
They are not that expensive but can be tricky to replace, so it would be best if you had it done by a garage, it won't be too expensive!
As i live in the UK and am a mechanic i'm not able to tell you if it can be adjusted as some chokes can without looking at it, i can only advise you basd on the cars i work on here in the UK.
Let me know how you get on or if you have any questions!
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