Can you please help me figure the problem out?


Asked by Aug 13, 2013 at 01:12 AM about the 2000 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So I've owned my 2000 Mercury Cougar for about 6 months now. My mom & sister got it
for me from a private dealer; when we first got it, it was really shakin when we'd get up to
70mph figured out it was the CVS Joint got it fixed.. later on it start shaking again when
we'd slow down & also hear a ticking noise coming from the left rear side.. We have no
idea where it's coming from?? the coolant light comes on every once in awhile too!

3 Answers


Sounds like a bad tire or maybe a bent wheel. Try having the tires balanced. If they're over 5 years old I'd replace them. When they balance the tires tell them to check the wheels for damage. Is the coolant really low when the light comes on? Or is it a false alarm? If you are adding coolant more that 2 or 3 times per year you have a leak that needs to be addressed. HTH. -Jim

Best Answer Mark helpful

Thank you very much.. (: we found out what it was its that little rubber thing that's by the tires! Not sure what its called.. Would you happen to know?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

If it's where you put the air into the tire it's called the valve stem. Thank you for the best answer click. -Jim

Your Answer


Looking for a Used Cougar in your area?

CarGurus has 161 nationwide Cougar listings and the tools to find you a great deal.


Mercury Cougar Experts

  • #1
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
  • #3
    Jessica Cornelison
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
287 Great Deals out of 38,306 listings starting at $1,995
Used Mercury Grand Marquis
17 Great Deals out of 1,227 listings starting at $1,400
Used Chevrolet Camaro
243 Great Deals out of 29,880 listings starting at $4,980
Used Pontiac Firebird
7 Great Deals out of 670 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Corvette
87 Great Deals out of 15,662 listings starting at $4,500
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
962 listings starting at $3,786
Used Chevrolet Impala
375 Great Deals out of 27,000 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-150
2,525 Great Deals out of 219,810 listings starting at $1,222
Used Ford Explorer
833 Great Deals out of 64,080 listings starting at $2,000

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.