Problems with car starting

Asked by Nov 30, 2016 at 11:24 AM about the 2001 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi all, I have a problem with my daughter's 2001 mercury cougar v6. Just
the other day, it began not wanting to start. The lights and radio and
everything come on, so I know the battery is good (Plus it's only 4 months
old). Tried jumping it, nothing. After wiggling the key around a bit, it finally
started. Now, it takes 3-4 attempts to get it going and staying on. Before
staying on, it will either not turn over at all (like a dead starter) or it'll turn
over and then immediately shut back off. She's afraid to drive it to school
because it might not start back up and be stuck at her college. Does
anyone have any advice for me, I'm googling and reseaching all over the
web, but haven't been able to figure it out!

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