Sold only under the Mercury brand, this generation is the only version of the Cougar with no direct Ford counterpart though export examples were badged as Ford Cougars. The sixth generation Cougar, derived from the Thunderbird, reverted to the two-door coupe body style. . Never adjust the steering wheel when the vehicle is moving. Light is blinking: Engine misfire is occurring which could damage your catalytic converter.
Its far from the only sport coupe to deliver such traits, though most vehicles in this genre are ranked as compact cars by the cars. During its production, the seventh-generation Mercury Cougar underwent several revisions. Selecting 1 Low at higher speeds causes the transaxle to shift to a lower gear, and will shift to 1 Low after vehicle decelerates to the proper speed. Like its indirect predecessor, the Ford Probe, the 1998 Cougar was sold and built in the. For 1978, the Cougar became a single trim level, with the Brougham returning as an option package. Generally this is when they weigh about 80 lbs about 8 to 12 years old. Thank you Southwest Kia Austin and Cargurus.
Push the gearshift lever completely to the right, pull up the ring on the stalk of the gearshift lever, and then pull rearward on the gearshift lever to engage the R Reverse gear. Automatic transmission fluid dipstick if equipped 3. It does not include occupants or aftermarket equipment. Ultimately, Mercury lost the championship to Ford by two points. Push the button on the end of the parking brake and push the handle down as far as possible to release the brake. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter.
The opera windows were rectangular shaped glass mounted in the C-pillars and accompanied by a standard partial rear section vinyl roof. With 2,972,784 examples produced, the Cougar is the highest-selling vehicle ever produced by the Mercury brand; its 34-year production is second only to the in the Mercury model line produced for 36 years. We got a great deal and the car is awesome. Transaxle operates in gears one through three. The 1999—2002 Cougars were available with two engine options, the 2. Remove the jack, jack handle, lug wrench and spare tire.
Potenzas help the handling, cheap tires are too loud. Do not place objects on top of the instrument panel, as these objects may become projectiles in a collision or sudden stop. The standard engine continued to be the 168 hp 125 kW 351 Cleveland two-barrel V8. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557399868190 ; listingsSearchManager. As market demand shifted away from large two-door coupes, the Mercury Cougar and Ford Thunderbird were discontinued after the 1997 model year, with the final example produced on September 4, 1997. When refueling the vehicle from an empty indication, the amount of fuel that can be added will be less than the advertised capacity due to the reserve fuel.
Resting your foot on the brake pedal while driving may reduce fuel economy. Following the 1977 model year, the Cougar wagon was withdrawn in favor of the all new wagon. When the R Reverse gear is engaged, slowly release the clutch pedal from the floor. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. A 210 hp 157 kW 302 cu in 4. I ended up purchasing another vehicle.
While marketed in Europe and Australia under the Ford brand, the eighth-generation Mercury Cougar was the first Mercury car since the 1991—1994 Mercury Capri sold without a direct Ford model equivalent in North America. Having a hatchback instead of a trunk gives the Cougar more cargo-carrying versatility than some other coupes on the market. What we are referring to is a vehicle brand, the Mercury. Check to make sure the coded key is an approved Mercury coded key. The trunk was fitted with a non-functional luggage rack. For instructions, refer to Checking the engine oil in this chapter.
Hold the brake pedal down while in this position. Now only three engines were offered—the standard 240 hp 179 kW 351 Cleveland or Windsor two-barrel V8, the 285 hp 213 kW 351 Cleveland four-barrel V8, and the 370 hp 276 kW 429 Cobra Jet four-barrel V8. Cougars with the V-6 engine get a tauter suspension, and alloy wheels hold 15-inch tires. Please contact your dealer for further information. To visually stretch the roofline, a compound-curved rear window replaced the nearly flat rear glass and the rear quarter windows were redesigned with a curve inversely matching the windshield angle. Never wear the shoulder belt under the arm.