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I have a 1999 mercury cougar with charging problems. i replaced the battery and alternator. checked the fuses and relays. i also had the alternator rechecked . can you help

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    You say charging problems; Will it not keep the car running? Will it not keep the battery charged? I'd like to help, but please be a little more specific about the issue.

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This site solved my problems with the same problems that you have. http://fixacougar.yolasite.com

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I am assuming that once battery and alternator were replaced it started o'kay, but then it would be dead. Either the ground is not good, battery clamps are bad or there is a dead short that is causing the battery drain. To find what is draining the battery is not going to be easy, I would first start with disconnecting the battery cable over night and in the morning hook it back up and if it starts then I know for sure there is someting draining the battery. Might be a radio a light like in the trunk or inside the glove box etc. hopes this helps tim

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YOU COULD HAVE WORN BATTERY CABLES OR ALTERNATOR BELT GLAZED SLIPPING OR NEED ADJUSTING.

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