1997 Mercury Cougar Overview


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2 Dr XR7 Coupe
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Love Mine .*30*th Anniversary Edition by xr7man
 — Mine is a 1997 XR7 has the 4.6L 281ci 8 cyl factory 205 hp i replaced the factory square air box and filter with the cone K&N cold air intake,$130 and 1 hr to install,you'll notice a huge savings in m... Read More
Decent Sized Modern Muscle Car by Brian
 — Appearance-Very nice appearance package, great, state-of-the-art electronics, classy, but undeniably sporty Performance- the 4.6L in a smaller car is definitly a plus, the handeling is great with spor... Read More
Awesome by Leon
 — The acceleration is good. Car is fast by it self. Brakes are very quick, and can be the savior from an accident waiting to happen. Handling feels nice, not the best but you just love it either way. Bu... Read More

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Mercury Cougar Questions


1997 Mercury Courar V-8 Shuddering

My 1997 Mercury Cougar v-8 just developed a shudder today. It happens when I am idling, (at inconsistent timed intervals, i.e. not on an beat), every time I idle. Also, when I accelerate, it happens a...

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1997 Mercury Cougar Xr7 V6 Overheats When Start-up, And Backfires...help!

Shortly after start-up, it overheats...does it need coolant or water? It also backfires or something close to it...is it a bad spark plug? Any assistance is appreciated!!!

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Anthony Benedetto

97 Mecury Cougar Special Ed

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Cant Find The Feul Problem In My Car Have Replaced All Known Pumps Filters ...

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Need 97 Cougar Outside Door Handles, Anyone

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