My heater went out in my mercury cougar 2001 it began to make clanking grinding sound for a few days then sounded like a bike chain disconnecting and one it won't work at all. What do I do and where is the unit located in the vehicle ?


Asked by Dec 11, 2013 at 02:37 PM about the 2001 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It made a clanking sound before it went out sounded like a bit of grinding when it went

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Guessing the flat belt tensioner is worn and needs replacement~ acc-belt-tensioner-assy-gates-1f1z-6b209aa?gclid=CJn8- OX3qLsCFSho7AodYXQAuQ

the belt too~ 27/Year/2001/Make/Mercury/Model/Cougar/source/googleps? gclid=CNmT17j4qLsCFaHm7AodCXsAAw

quite surprised you did not see the pool of coolant that came out of the "weep hole" on the front of the waterpump~ did you notice a reduced coolant level?

this belt drives the alternator too~

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