02 cougar no life

Asked by Aug 14, 2016 at 03:44 PM about the 2002 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Driving with windshield wipers on. Suddenly
they stop working, I pull over and the car
dies. Now there is no power of any kind
anywhere. Tried changing battery but it
melted my cable when I tried to attach em.
Any ideas?

3 Answers

16,425

You obviously have a big time short somewhere. Start with the battery wiring harness, make sure the big rec and black cables to the starter solenoid and starter relay are not frayed or touching. Water may have exacerbated the short, hard to tell without a hands-on inspection. Until that short is found, it will continue eating batteries. BTW, if it 'melted a cable' as you say, check also the fusible links too, as those are designed to blow in that situation.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
16,425

*big red

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
56,855

Also, check the wiring at the alternator. If it's damaged as well have the alternator tested. It may be overcharging or shorted internally. HTH. -Jim

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Cougar

Looking for a Used Cougar in your area?

CarGurus has 244 nationwide Cougar listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Mercury Cougar Questions

Mercury Cougar Experts

#1 lisagayle
lisagayle
Reputation 2,070
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 660
#3 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 610
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
719 Great Deals out of 39,136 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Thunderbird
29 Great Deals out of 1,144 listings starting at $6,995
Used Chevrolet Camaro
631 Great Deals out of 39,687 listings starting at $2,995
Used Mercury Grand Marquis
32 Great Deals out of 2,236 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-150
3,492 Great Deals out of 207,570 listings starting at $1,273
Used Pontiac Firebird
12 Great Deals out of 842 listings starting at $3,800
Used Honda Civic
1,173 Great Deals out of 67,654 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Corvette
369 Great Deals out of 20,435 listings starting at $3,688
Used Ford Focus
1,301 Great Deals out of 60,647 listings starting at $1,295
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac
77 Great Deals out of 2,039 listings starting at $900
Used Cadillac Eldorado
432 listings starting at $2,990