When your compressor kicks on, add freon to the correct pressure. There is a small plastic removable panel diectly above the cigar lighter in the centre of the dash. Based on the year of the year of the car, the car should use r134a refrigerant and the line should fit onto the port without issue. Exterior detail changes include a revised hood, grille, headlamps, and taillamps, plus new side molding. Left: A special portfolio top , which also included a letter from the Cougar brand manager bottom. The 4-speed automatic remains the only transmission, but gains new electronic shift controls. However, when I apply the refrigerant line to the supposed low pressure port towards the front of the car , the port is too large.
Trouble Spots Automatic transmission Description: Automatic transmissions are notorious for shuddering or vibrating under light acceleration or when shifting between third and fourth gear. This small plastic panel pops off easily with a small screw driver and voila the connector is exposed. I guess you need proof huh? There is a small plastic removable panel diectly above the cigar lighter in the centre of the da … sh. Premium Items The 30th Anniversary Cougar also came with a special commemorative package sent to original owners after purchase and included the following items, all featuring the 30th Anniversary logo: Left: Two ignition keys note: these are blank. Left: A new modified 30th Anniversary C-pillar emblem, now in burgundy, adorned only the second-run tan and white 30th models and were never found on the earlier red 30th models.
For example, it was possible to have a Cougar Sport option with the 30th Anniversary Cougar Package, although all one got was the spoiler and rear package tray brake light delete, since the Sport suspension was already standard on all 30th models. Also added to improve handling is an optional traction control system. Some computers even have testing functions for certain components. In some cases you need to pull over immediately to prevent damage while in others you merely need to tighten you gas cap next time you stop in order to reset the service engine soon light. Total output of 30th Anniversary Cougars is believed to be between 5,000-6,000 cars. This process does not require tools. The gold colored surround was only found on the initial run of Dark Toreador Red cars.
These cars were not Dark Toreador Red but one of three different colors: Light Prairie Tan, Crystal White Tri-Coat, and Performance White. The optional V8 has also been improved. If possible, find a 1994 model with the new 4. I also picked up a couple of cans of r134a freon to test out the system, but the line that connects doesn't fit on either port as described in the picture. A check engine light can indicate a broad spectrum of problems with your 1996 Mercury Cougar. Mercury designers went back to a rich burgundy color for this anniversary edition, breaking from the 's dark green and mimicking the 's color very closely.
If you feel any tools are required, feel free to update this article. Left: Mini Maglite car flashlight in its own case. Left: 30th Cross pen in case. Can anyone point it out for me using the attached picture? Flashing Check Engine Light: If your check engine light is flashing, stop driving your Cougar and have it towed to your nearest mechanic - you probably have a very serious problem with your car and you risk ruining your engine by driving it. In addition, the parking brake is now activated by a floor-mounted pedal instead of a console-mounted lever. If there is a problem with your compressor or evaporator, adding freon will not restore cooling. In addition, a new dual cupholder, coin slots, and more storage were added to the revised center console.
You will notice that the ports are the clean, metallic lines that are circled. There is no cover, and you can't really see it unless you have a mirror or lay your head on the floor. This time, Ford put a great deal of thought into the car well before production, so as to not get swamped with orders as they did before. The one closest to the firewall high pressure is hard to see. Anyone have a concrete answer for me? A new front-drive version appeared in 1999. Note the lack of a Cougar emblem on the center cap.
Left: Because the 30th Anniversary was a package like the Sport and Luxury Appearance editions, some interesting possibilities could be had when ordering. In the attached picture you will see a red circle that highlights what I think is the high pressure side near the firewall and a black circle that highlights what I think is the low pressure port towards the front of the car. . Left: The 30th logo embroidered on the front seats. Controls are for the most part good, but the optional electronic gauge cluster is hard to read in daylight and prone to early failure. The 7-spoke Sport wheels were also not available. It requires that the transmission fluid including fluid in the torque converter be changed and that only Mercon fluid be used.
For 1996, changes to the V6 result in five extra horsepower, while tweaks to the V8 add 15 more pound-feet of torque, for a total of 280 pound-feet at 3000 rpm. For example, does it happen when you accelerating, driving on the highway or does it appear at low speeds? Expect 0-60 times of about 8. Ride can best be described as plush, even floaty on the base model. In addition to cooling, freon lubricates the compressor when it runs. The rear-drive Cougar was discontinued this year. In fact, the 30th Anniversary Cougar was ready so far in advance that its photo and specs were printed in the dealership sales literature for the fall of 1996.