Are the brakes going to the floor?. Units Affected 436200 125 mph is plenty fast. I am having the same issue. The dealer got the part for me and put it in. Considering the car is now a decade old, it has been very cheap to maintain the few parts that are stock. The vehicle failed three times and was towed to a mechanic. I have since been back to the transmission shop and they still believe it is and engine misfire.
Even for a casual commuter who's just looking for a little sportiness, the Cougar is great. The purchase date was unknown. The design flaw should be recalled or consumers should be reimbursed for purchase of a known defective vehicle by it's manufacturer and designer. Unfortunately, only a Ford dealership with the diagnostic tools can find the code as I had to go to 2 other non-dealership shops who couldn't find the problem before going to the dealership and getting it diagnosed. The car's design is one of a kind. At one point during the 80-82 model years, an attempt was made to create a separate brand out of the Cougar.
However, the real deal is on the inside. I first thought it was the transmission and took it in to be checked. I have a 1999 Cougar with 109,000 miles. When she gets back from the shop I will definetly pamper her with some highend detailing and make sure I keep her looking her best from now on. Its mostly just above 45mph.
Please help I don't know what else to do. Like its Mustang cousin, the Cougar grew in size in 1969, but when Ford took the Mustang back to its roots, the Mercury moved the Cougar to the Ford Thunderbird platform. According to the records the recall is closed. If you didn't install them take the car back to who did. Was the reservoir ever found empty? At one point during the 80-82 model years, an attempt was made to create a separate brand out of the Cougar. While attempting to proceed from a stop sign, the vehicle stalled.
I have a 2000 Cougar with 85,000 miles on it. They told me they thought it was and engine misfire. I have to wait at least 15 minutes. A mechanic concluded that the cable made contact with the power steering line which caused the insulation to wear, and thus an an electrical short. It's fast enough to make many small cars feel like they're fighting for control, particularly when negotiating a tightly radiused turn. In some of the engine and suspension combinations, the Cougar was a true sports car.
To this day the vehicle continued to repeat the same failure. Initially checked for possible fluid leakage from air conditioner. The contact stated that there was a recall on the alternator battery cable. I'm really frustrated with this car. Even though the sensor was replaced, the car worked without shut down for approximately 4 months, but began the same sequence of shut downs all over again. Please post if you find any solutions to the problem.
The dealer was contacted in reference to recall 01V031000 electrical system:battery:cables. Key has electronic chip in it which malfunctions. Also, after contacting the manufacturer they told the mechanic that there was a recall on consumer's vehicle concerning an electrical cable which caused the power to fail. Once the vehicle starts its the alternator's job to keep the vehicle running. I also love the computer which tells how many miles till empty so when I don't drive my cougar I feel weird with not having that knowledge. Answered on Feb 11, 2017 614 views If the fluid was low the clutch pedal would go to the floor and stay there, so that is not the problem.
The headache with both cars was that the really squeezed the engine into a small space compared to the space in the Taurus for the Duratec so that it is really difficult to do a swap and replace on the module hence the high labor. The original Cougar was built on the highly successful Ford Mustang platform and offered the same running gear, but with upscale appointments and greater luxury. If I take the alt out of the loop by completely disconnecting the wires from it, the problems go away. On one occasion I got out of the car and into the house and could smell this sickly sweet smell on my breath. The manufacturer was notified, and he was in the process of sending them correspondence. I discover this is a known problem, but not admitted.
If no, problem is probably in the fianl linkage after the slave. Since it uses the Duratec engine, probably same part as the Contour. I have a 2000 cougar with a 2. Or you could rent the equipment and do it yourself. This happened to my 2000 special edition cougar.