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6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
102,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace coil pack (1 reports)
2002 Mercury Cougar engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Mercury Cougar Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 012015

Cougar XR 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I was very frustrated trying yo find a solution to this idle problem. It would surge and kill. When driving about 40 mph and then accelerating the car would lag and stall until pedal pressure was let up. A friend suggested I check the coil pack. I put in new wires and plugs and the problem let up a bit. When I put a good used coil pack in, the problem went away. From what I could tell the coil pack was the main issue.

- , Palmer, AK, USA

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