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2000 Mercury Cougar CAR/TRUCK REPAIR PROCEDURES AND DIAGRAMS - WHAT Mercury REPAIR SHOPS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2000 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

Electrical Symbol & Wire Color Code Identification -> Wire Color Code Identification -> Domestic Vehicles
Vehicle: 2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5 V6 GAS

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2000 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Component Service -> Assemble -> Disassemble -> Inspection -> Master Cylinder Overhaul -> Overhaul -> Wheel Cylinders
Vehicle: 2000 Mercury Cougar 2.0 L4 GAS

Master Cylinder Overhaul

Disassemble
  • Clean outside of master cylinder thoroughly. Drain brake fluid from master cylinder.
  • Remove stop bolt and pressure control valves, if equipped.
  • Pry up on reservoir and remove it from master cylinder body.
  • Remove fluid control valve, if equipped.
  • Depress primary piston and remove snap ring from retaining groove at open end of bore.
  • Remove primary and secondary piston assemblies from master cylinder. If secondary piston does not come out, apply air pressure to secondary outlet port to remove.
Inspection

When disassembled, wash all parts in clean brake...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2000 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

Ford Motor Co. Passenger Cars -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> Except 2002-05 Thunderbird, 2000-06 LS, 1984-87 Escort, Tracer, Tempo & Topaz 2.0L Diesel Engine & 1984-85 Continental & Mark VI 2.4L Diesel Engine
Vehicle: 2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5 V6 GAS

Do not smoke or allow an open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel system related components. The highly flammable vapor mixtures may ignite, resulting in serious personal injury.

Prior to disconnecting fuel lines, the fuel system pressure must be relieved to prevent accidental spray of fuel.

When installing the fuel filter, ensure the flow arrow is facing in the pro...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2000 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace -> Intermediate -> Left -> Right
Vehicle: 2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5 V6 GAS

Left

  • Use an Allen key to stop piston rod from turning.
  • Loosen suspension strut nut five turns.
  • Loosen wheel hub retaining nut and wheel nuts.
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove wheel.
  • Remove wheel hub retaining nut.
  • On models with automatic transaxle, drain automatic transmission fluid.
  • On all models, remove splash shields.
  • Do not damage CV joint boot and wheel speed sensor ring.
  • Detach suspension.
  • Disconnect stabilizer link end from suspension strut.
  • Disconnect tie-rod end.
  • Disconnect lower suspension arm from wheel knuckle.
  • Disconnect wiring harness bracket from suspension strut.
  • To av...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2000 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Remove lower intake manifold.
  • Remove air cleaner, then air cleaner bracket.
  • Disconnect starter motor electrical connectors.
  • Remove shift cable bracket bolts, then disconnect shift cable.
  • Remove starter motor support bracket, then Schrader valve cap.
  • Relieve fuel pressure.
  • Disconnect fuel return and supply lines, using suitable tool.
  • Disconnect cooling system hoses from crossover pipe, then coolant temperature sensor electrical connector.
  • Remove accelerator...

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CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2000 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

Cabin Air Filter Service -> Ford Motor Co. -> 1998-2000 Contour, Mystique & 1999-2002 Cougar
Vehicle: 2000 Mercury Cougar 2.0 L4 GAS

Under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 15,000 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

  • Position windshield wipers in the Park position.
  • Disconnect and isolate the battery ground cable.
  • Lift up the plastic wiper arm retaining nut covers.
  • Remove the wiper arm retaining nuts.
  • Lift up the wiper arms.
  • Remove the wiper arms by moving them from side to side.
  • Open the hood.
  • Remove the plastic screw covers from the cowl grille retaining screws.
  • Remove the cowl grille re...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 2000 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

Ford Motor Co. Cars -> Low Oil Level Warning Indicator ->
Vehicle: 2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5 V6 GAS

This system is used to indicate when the engine oil level is 11/2 quarts or more below the specified level. The lamp should light during engine starting. If the oil level is sufficient, the lamp will go off when the engine is operating. If the ...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2000 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
Vehicle: 2000 Mercury Cougar 2.0 L4 GAS

Lower

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Reposition hose clamp from engine.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from engine.
  • Reposition hose clamp from degas bottle.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from degas bottle.
  • Reposition hose clamp from radiator.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose fro...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2000 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace -> Accessory Drive -> Water Pump
Vehicle: 2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5 V6 GAS

Water Pump

  • Remove engine cover, then rotate drive belt tensioner clockwise by hand.
  • Lift drive belt over pulley flanges and remove.
  • Reverse procedure to install.

Accessory Drive

  • R...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 2000 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 2000 Mercury Cougar cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Engine Compartment Component Locations Diagram for 2000 Mercury Cougar  2.0 L4 GASEngine Compartment Component Locations Diagram for 2000 Mercury Cougar 2.0 L4 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Left Hand Headlamp
  • Connector C-853
  • Connector C-974
  • Left Hand Side Front Park/Turn Lamp
  • Connector B-29
  • Engine Compartment Component Locations Diagram for 2000 Mercury Cougar  2.0 L4 GASEngine Compartment Component Locations Diagram for 2000 Mercury Cougar 2.0 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Dual Pressure Switch
  • Second Horn
  • Connector E-42
  • Connector N-76
  • Connector C-812
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 2000 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 2000 Mercury Cougar cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    2000 Mercury Cougar  2.5 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Battery
  • Starter Motor
  • Generator
  • Microprocessor
  • 2000 Mercury Cougar  2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2000 Mercury Cougar 2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Cigar Lighter Front
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 2000 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 2000 Mercury Cougar cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: RECALL - CERTAIN 1992-2003 MODEL YEAR CARS AND TRUCKS - FUSED JUMPER HARNESS REPLACEMENT FOR VEHICLES SERVICED WITH AN INCOMPATIBLE FUSED JUMPER HARNESS
    Vehicle: 2000 Mercury Cougar 2.0 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Chassis Electrical, Wiring, Fuses & Breakers, Wipers, Motors
  • Document: RECALL - 1992-2004 MULTIPLE VEHICLE LINES - SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM MODIFICATION
    Vehicle: 2000 Mercury Cougar 2.0 L4 GAS

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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 2000 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 2000 Mercury Cougar cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 2000 Mercury Cougar cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 2000 Mercury Cougar cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 2000 Mercury Cougar cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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