I have a 1993 Mercury Cougar. I really like it but now I have a problem. Sometimes it starts anad somsetimes not. When it doesn't I turn the key and it clicks one time and won't start. It is not the b

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Asked by Sep 27, 2015 at 12:01 AM about the 1993 Mercury Cougar

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I don't want to change a bunch of things on the car like solenoid, starter  etc. till I find out why it is doing this. The battery is fine.  Someone said there are little cogs and when it doesn't start is  has missed a cog. It can sit for awhile and it will start right up again. Help!!!

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Ignition switch should be considered, and looked at..

83,545

Sounding like the starter to me, you can take it out and go to an alternator & starter shop and have it tested.

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65,265

Check the starter bendix teeth and the ring gear teeth on the flex plate. It is possible the ring gear on the flex plate is missing some teeth.

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