1999 mercury cougar 105,000 miles - fine until tonight-started for a few seconds- shook violently- then died- unable to restart trying to push the car felt like the parking brake was on but it was not


Asked by Nov 01, 2013 at 11:02 PM about the 1999 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr I4 Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

was running fine - this happened all the sudden tonight.  no check engine or any lights. very odd as we were pushing the car to get a tow, at times it would hardly move like the parking break was on but it was not. it was like the car would not move.

5 Answers

motor toast? does the starter turn the engine around?~

standard or automatic?~


standard. sometimes it will try to turn over then nothing.

this is going to take an inspection~...impossible to do from here~


When you try to start it, does it make any knocking type noise? If so, you may have a broken connecting rod.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2000 Cougar transmission problem? 39 answers

    I have a 2000 Cougar V6. Recently I would notice some serious jerking when I would get on the highway and hit about 65 mph. Then I noticed it would do it on city roads occasionally as well. Now i...

    2000 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2000 mercury cougar 2.5... stalling and losing power..randomly 4 answers

    My car had 137k miles, it drives for a few days with no issue, then suddenly it bogs, loses power and stalls. Almost feels like its not getting fuel. It starts right up again, but hills do seem to ag...

    Mercury Cougar


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Winter VS. Cougar (Vaccum brakes fail and car accelerates) 4 answers

    I have a 2000 v6 Mercury Cougar. When it got chilly here (0 to -10) the car began to shake and it does not like to idle. When idling the Rpm would move slightly. Driving it it was alright once it warm...

    2000 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback


    Maintenance & Repair

  • My mercury cougar will not start or turn over 7 answers

    My cougar will not start. When I put the key in all the lights and everything comes on like normal but when I try to crank it, it doesn't even turn over. I had it put on a computer & they said to ge...

    1999 Mercury Cougar


    Maintenance & Repair


Looking for a Used Cougar in your area?

CarGurus has 268 nationwide Cougar listings and the tools to find you a great deal.


Search Mercury Cougar Questions

Mercury Cougar Experts

#1 lisagayle
Reputation 2,030
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 650
#3 FordNut
Reputation 600
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang"
744 Great Deals out of 41,449 listings starting at $900
Used Mercury Grand Marquis"
54 Great Deals out of 2,589 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Corvette"
431 Great Deals out of 20,304 listings starting at $3,688
Used Chevrolet Camaro"
840 Great Deals out of 39,083 listings starting at $2,650
Used Ford F-150"
3,238 Great Deals out of 216,707 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Accord"
1,316 Great Deals out of 78,667 listings starting at $1,395
Used Honda Civic"
1,183 Great Deals out of 58,594 listings starting at $1,295
Used Chevrolet Impala"
949 Great Deals out of 35,743 listings starting at $700
Used Pontiac Firebird"
12 Great Deals out of 893 listings starting at $2,900
Used Mitsubishi Eclipse"
55 Great Deals out of 1,770 listings starting at $950
Used Ford Taurus"
345 Great Deals out of 23,134 listings starting at $1,400
Used Lincoln Town Car"
48 Great Deals out of 2,404 listings starting at $1,542
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo"
12 Great Deals out of 2,069 listings starting at $2,900