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The fill is the dipstick tube. Make sure the transmission fluid is at the right spot. If it is low add some fluid. And check to see if there is any leaks from the transmission and the engine

2002 Mercury... | Answered on Jan 18, 2019

Dirty or stuck EGR valve possibly.

2002 Mercury... | Answered on Feb 12, 2018

Just take a rubber mallet and strike the perimeter of the tire a few times and it will come loose.
The center nut you're speaking about is for the hub. No need to remove that.

2002 Mercury... | Answered on Jan 21, 2018

This work for Ford/Mercury 1997-2001, try it:
To reset the oil life feature on the Message Center, press and hold the "OIL CHANGE RESET" button until the system counts down (about 5 seconds). The Message Center will display "OIL LIFE RESET TO 100%"

Hope helps.

2002 Mercury... | Answered on Nov 24, 2017

A flashing CEL (check engine light) means the computer is recognizing a "catastrophic failure" in your emissions system, warning you of the possibility of severe damage to your catalytic converter(s). The power loss could be a number of things, but the knocking, combined with the flashing light, means there is a severe problem with one (or more) cylinders. Get your vehicle towed to a shop for full diagnostics.

2002 Mercury... | Answered on Oct 14, 2017

I add threw the tube that holds the dip stick to check fluid level

2002 Mercury... | Answered on Sep 28, 2017

On some engines the icv is inside the intake manifold and is suppose to move open and closed to vent in extra air for idle. Sometimes they get carbon in the port and the valve sticks. WD40 will dissolve the carbon.

The Code can also mean the coil inside the icv is fried. A simple power off ohmmeter test can test the icv. Check for you tube repair videos

2002 Mercury... | Answered on Apr 18, 2017

Sounds like a wiring short somewhere. With the car not running, how do the brake lights look when you press the pedal? Check if things are different with headlights on or off... don't guess. Could be a bad ground connection also. Also, make sure your battery is charged and the alternator is working.

2002 Mercury... | Answered on Apr 08, 2017

Could try never seize thread coating

2002 Mercury... | Answered on Mar 18, 2017

Just for testing, a few seconds, will the vehicle start and run w/o the belt? Have a helper work the throttle, is the sound gone? If problem not the belt, check the belt driven accessory. Sometimes you can use a long metal rod of some kind, with belt on, one end of the rod touches accessory housing, the other end goes on that bone behind your ear, helps to magnify the sound. I guess you could use a mechanics stethoscope to do the same thing. Have helper work the throttle while you listen to each. Don't get tool or anything caught in belt. This is a serpentine belt, I haven't looked?
Maybe an accessory trying to freeze up or bad bearing? I can't think of anything else at the moment?

2002 Mercury... | Answered on Mar 11, 2017

Ok , I'd like to help you out but nothing is listed here . I remember from your original post that you wanted to replace the PCM, BCM and the GEM . If you could list the problems that you are having we mite be able to help you out . I can't see all those modules being bad . Have you had the modules checked for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble code's ? Do you know what DTC'S are ? Your Cougar doesn't have a BCM , Just a GEM - generic electronic control module . This is Ford , Mercury , lincoln's BCM . List the problems you are having . Could have a communication between control modules .

2002 Mercury... | Answered on Dec 25, 2016

Why ? If your vehicle has that major of a problem your best bet would be to take it to a qualified repair shop . I 'm sure you don't have the tools to deal with this type repair .

2002 Mercury... | Answered on Dec 25, 2016

No relay's PATS is software programmed into the computers on the vehicle . Does the security light flash when trying to start the vehicle ? Need to take to the dealer , nothing you can do with it , unless you can afford to buy ford factory scan tool ! $3,000.00 Ford Quick Tips 52 Identifying Ford PATS System Malfunctions

2002 Mercury... | Answered on Dec 23, 2016

Burnt bulbs, bad wiring. For the dome, it could be a bad dimmer switch.

2002 Mercury... | Answered on Jun 29, 2016

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