Question about 2000 Mercury Cougar
Have the Battery checked and you may want to replace the Ignition key. If you have Anti-theft or a Remote car starter the problem may be there.
The Alternator needs power to the brushes in order to generate the Big Amps that go to the Battery and run your car. The Keyswitch provides that current to the Alternator. Without the power going TO the Alternator nothing will come out.
However the Ignition can be controlled by the Antitheft system and Remote start. Both can interrupt the power going to the Alternator as well as the Ignition. Check the plug connector going to the Alternator brushes and see if they are getting power or not when the car is running.
Both Autozone and Oreillys will scan your car for free. They may need to do a Diode test to catch the Brushes messing up.
In either case, have the Alternator bench tested before tossing it.
Posted on Sep 27, 2010
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