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

21,015

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.
21,015

*big red

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
61,165

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 234 nationwide Cougar listings starting at $2,495.

ZIP:

Search Mercury Cougar Questions

Mercury Cougar Experts

#1 lisagayle
lisagayle
Reputation 2,140
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 690
#3 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 620
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
363 Great Deals out of 44,352 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Thunderbird
13 Great Deals out of 1,112 listings starting at $6,900
Used Chevrolet Camaro
283 Great Deals out of 38,314 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford F-150
2,691 Great Deals out of 211,555 listings starting at $1,000
Used Mercury Grand Marquis
26 Great Deals out of 2,196 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
15 Great Deals out of 1,658 listings starting at $2,000
Used Pontiac Firebird
10 Great Deals out of 794 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chevrolet Impala
792 Great Deals out of 34,371 listings starting at $799
Used Mercury Sable
10 Great Deals out of 1,140 listings starting at $2,750
Used Chevrolet Corvette
180 Great Deals out of 20,801 listings starting at $3,995
Used Honda Accord
814 Great Deals out of 81,559 listings starting at $899
Used Ford Taurus
255 Great Deals out of 20,458 listings starting at $1,500
Used Cadillac Eldorado
423 listings starting at $2,250