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Ok here it goes, my car runs fine at first, then
have the fuel pump pressure checked, if you think you have a vapor lock,, and your going to think I'm totally bonkers, But an Old man told me this years ago so I tried it, clip 6 or 7 clothes pins on the rubber section of fuel line, I have no clue how this works or why, But it does
on Jul 20, 2011
One day it was starting great and running good.
The basics we need to test for are;
1.spark at the plugs(it should jump a test plug with a 1/2 inch gap).
2.fuel at the carb,hold open the choke butterfly and twist throttle linkage,should be a good spray in both venturis if 2 or 4 barrel carb or just one in single barrel carb.
3.compression at all cylinders within 10% of each other and the factory spec,although a lower reading should still start.
Check to see if the carbon stem is still inside the center of the distributor cap,without this the spark will not get from coil to plugs.
Over the years I have seen these fail to start when the carb coke butterfly sticks closed,check this when you run test 2.it should be slightly sprung as you open it.I think this year was either a manual choke on a cable or had a heat coil on a rod to open it.
Hope this helps,or get back with findings and we can go further to solve it.
on Apr 11, 2011
Flat tire on my 1983 mercury cougar
#1 Look carefully at the CENTER of the hub cap. Gently pry the center cap off. The rest will be self explanatory.
#2 Take one lug nut off . Sometimes there is an extra set of small lugs to hold the hub cap on.
I do apologize for the two choices. Just cannot remember which way the Cougar works.
on Feb 09, 2010
99 cougar speedometer problem
Have the car scanned for diagnostic trouble code's . Full vehicle scan , GEM - generic electronic module - this is ford early body control module , the instrument cluster also has a microprocessor inside that can store DTC'S . It's hard to try an fix something when you don't know how it works .
on Mar 05, 2019
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