2000 Mercury Cougar Charging System

Tiny
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  • 2000 MERCURY COUGAR
Electrical problem
2000 Mercury Cougar 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 100k miles

2000 Cougar w/new Battery, Aternator, Belt, and Tensioner. Lights go from very Bright to dim while engine is running. When/if Battery cables are lifted while engine is running problem seems to disipate.
Obviously I can't drive with the cables not connected.
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Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 AT 10:44 PM

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Tiny
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There is a recall as well as TSB for your vehicle about this issue. Check your local Ford dealer to see if your VIN matches one that was affected by the recall issue. If so, you may get the job done for free.

Below is the recall and TSB information.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Noname_76.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Noname2_29.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Noname3_13.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Noname_77.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Noname2_30.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Noname3_14.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Noname4_6.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Noname5_3.jpg



FIGURE 1


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_fig1_1.jpg



FIGURE 2


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Fig2_1.jpg



Hope this helps..
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