The easiest way to make sure there is no fuel pressure is to let the car idle and pull the fuel filter fuse. You'll be able to see how to get to the pump once the module is out. The service advisor told me that my car was not covered under any recall, and I would have to pay for repairs. If your planning on removing the tranny, the subframe must be removed. Once you get the fuel pump replaced, the dealership replace it with the same one and the same problem happens again in the not so distant future. .
They informed me that the new fuel pump would be out late May 2004, but I haven't heard from them as of date. It could be an injector or anything, your best bet is to take it to ford to find out the exact problem, or just get a dionostic device for 125 to pull the code and see what the problem is. It's a metal cylinder, fatter than a Coke can. What is being done to correct this problem. Did not use car until transport to dealership in port jeferson, ny on june 11, 2003. The vehicle was eventually towed. I reported this problem to ford corp.
I took the battery cables off, cleaned them, and it started fine for 2 weeks, now. As a result of this, I am unable to use this car to commute to work and have resorted to the use of rental or borrowed vehicles. Wynn performance verified that my car was hesitating and surging and that a safety bulletin existed for my car's model year. Don't understand this one, like I said 5 years or 100,000 miles neither has hit yet. I have to wait at least 15 minutes. Rotate the pump clockwise to remove.
After it dies there will be no pressure. Again, I ran a scan with the Actron, and it did not find any problems. Complaint Number: 10031149 Incident Date: July 26, 2003 Date Added to File: August 9, 2003 Description of the Complaint: Mercury cougar 2000 after after driving for an hour or more with outside temperature in the high 90s or low 100s begin surging and stuttering and stops running. Today it is in the shop for a catalytic converter for about 250. Then put in the new filter in the same orientation, tighten band, install lines, clips, test that they can't come loose. The vehicle was towed to a mechanic where it currently remained.
There is a bracket that kind of hides it. Full tank of gas in it and replaced the fuel pump 2 years ago. Recall was good through January 31, 2010. The contact stated that while she driving at 30 mph, the vehicle hesitated and jerked. Just take the cover off and put the new pump in the module and re-install. Maybe it's just the 2000's with the problems.
Should be a fuse in panel under dash, or under hood in power distribution center, marked underside of cover maybe fuel pump. While the consumer's daughter was driving the vehicle it stalled in the middle of traffic. Over a few week's time, the problem worsened to the point that the car would hesitate, then surge ahead, and couldn't be controlled. I also checked the Schader valve. My reason for writing is cause my car will not stay on when first cranked, I have to restart it about 3 times a morning to keep it going. My daughter has a 2000 Cougar, 2.
The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who replaced the fuel pump. The vehicle is currently at the shop, where the fuel pump and delivery modular have been replaced five times. The manufacturer was notified and stated that she would have to wait until the parts had become available. The contact went to the corporate ford office and was informed that the repair had not been performed. The fuel pump is located in the gas tank, which is under the rear seat area. Do you pull the wires? Paid to have it fixed in July of 2009. Are you seeing that happen? I had it towed to ryan lincoln mercury who replaced the fuel pump again.
Ford informed her that a recall repair was previously performed on the vehicle. Pump has failed again at 88000 miles. Newer cars like your Cougar come with a fuel pump, a much more efficient way to deliver the fuel to the lines which carry fuel to the engine. The contact stated that the fuel pump failed on her vehicle. The failure occurred twice in the last four months. It would crank but not start.
I'm not saying thats Dan's issue, just throwing it out there. Mercury Cougar My 94 Cougar had the original fuel filter under the car on the passegers sidenear the door area. I recomend blowing off any and all dirt from the top of the tank before you remove the ring or the pump, so that it does not fall into the tank. I have had the same problem. One week later I took it back because it continued to do the same, they said they checked a wire to fuel pump and changed a spark plug, and here it is another week with the same symptoms. It turns over, but seems as though it is not getting gas or very little.