Question about 2001 Mercury Cougar
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Don't listen to that guy!!!! you need to take the plastic cover behind the steering wheel. there are two bolts holding the air bag in t30 (torx) then the air bag falls right off. then the steering wheel is held in by a 15 mm head bolt.
Warning: make sure battery is disconnected for at least 30 min before you mess with the air bag connector
Posted on Apr 02, 2009
Check and clean Idle air control valve. Make sure its responding to signal as well. Also make sure ther are no vacuum hoses disconnected. This may not be a "cure" but it's a good place to start.
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
sounds like your brake/shift interlock solenoid is not releasing.
Your owner manual will tell you how to bypass in emergency.
Check your fuse first. fuse panel on instrument panel.
Please rate as fixed if this helps.
Fuse 23 - 1 5 amp
Fuse 34 - 7 1/2 amp
check enigne light not related.
The selector lever lock can be moved mechanically out of position ”P" when for example the battery is disconnected or completely discharged.
Using a ball point pen or similar item as an unlocking lever, push forward and hold in position.
Move the selector lever out of position "P".
NOTE: If the selector lever is moved back to ”P" it is re-locked.
Selector Lever Lock
Posted on Apr 28, 2009
I had the same kind of problem and I ended up solving it by actually checking for recalls for the 2000 Cougar and when you do, you'll see that there is a fuel pump recall. I dont' know if you've already done this but I figured i'd post this and try and help out!
Posted on Sep 04, 2009
EIther the IAC or throttle postion sensor is dirty or faulty. Or leaky vacuum hose somewhere. As long as it is not missing and running weird, then you may have bad coil packs.
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Posted on Jan 06, 2010
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