Trouble starting 2000 mercury cougar

Asked by Jun 26, 2016 at 07:40 PM about the 2000 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car has trouble starting. It will only start if i tap
on the gas a couple of times. Once it starts it
remains on.

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That indicates to me, it might be fuel related. Maybe a weak fuel pump, clogged fuel filter or dirty throttle body. Start with the throttle body first, then the filter.

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