Question about 1999 Mercury Cougar

2 Answers

1999 mercury cougar wont start

When i try to start the car it makes a clicking noise and i hear a weird noise in the dash on the drivers side. it is acting like the battery is dead but when i try to jump it makes the same clicking noise. then i take the cables off and i have no power at all. tried to put a charge on it and nothing. also when you are trying to jump it when you turn the ignition the gauges peg out and all of the lights flicker in the dash and the dome light flickers too. the car started just fine 4 other times today. when i went to move it from the street to the driveway nothing happened but the weird noises.

Posted by on

  • its420_us May 11, 2010

    It sounds like your "starter solenoid" has went bad.



2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 112 Answers

Clicking usually sounds like a starter sometiimes when they start going bad it gets stuck that's why u only hear clicking, try tapping it with a steel bar or something it worked for me wen my car was doing that, and what u mentioned about the battery it might be that is not holding charge even if u try jump starting it

Posted on May 27, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I had this problem with the cougar..fuel pump shut off was fine...i cleaned the throttle body with throttle cleaner.. still not crankin,,.. iwas getting fire to my plugs and wires..i had replaced the fuel pump a year before so i knew that wasnt it..long to short.. I disconnected BOTH positive and negative connections on battery... so i could reset the ecm..Electronic control module.. while it was disconnected i replaced the fuel filter underneath the car just in case it might hve benn clogged.. lowered car down connected battery.. and vrruuuumm she started.. My assumption was that i neede too reset the ecm sometimes they trip,, the only way is by disconectin the batry..

Posted on Jan 18, 2011


1 Suggested Answer


6ya staff

  • 2 Answers


Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

What make & models of cars will interchange w/ my 2002mercury cougar?

call any local auto salvage yard , we do not search for parts here on fixya

Mar 08, 2017 | Mercury Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Can't find the fuse box on my 1999 mercury cougar ?

theres one under the hood like near the lf corner. One under the dash, left side, above the drivers feet.

Aug 30, 2011 | 1999 Mercury Cougar

1 Answer

Noise when making a slow speed tight turn. 1999 mercury cougar already replaced right front wheel bearing

noises during slow tight turns are usually CV joints going bad. A way to check, is to jack up one front wheel, set the parking brake, and put the car in drive without pressing the gas. Turn the wheel to both extremes, and listen for the noise. Repeat with the other front wheel (set the first one back down) and listen. Whichever makes the noise, is the side you need to change.

Jun 25, 2010 | 1999 Mercury Cougar

1 Answer

Brake lights wont turn off

dont worry all you need to do is just change the 2 sensors found onlong top side of the break peddle. it be cheaper if you could get it from the junkyard from even a mecury contour or mystic, both cars have all the same parts as the cougar , try it i did.

Mar 13, 2009 | 1999 Mercury Cougar

1 Answer

1999 mercury cougar wont start

Alarm imobiliser faulty ..

Dec 03, 2017 | 1999 Mercury Cougar

2 Answers

Fuse box

theres one under left side of dash and one on left fender well under hood

Nov 05, 2008 | 1999 Mercury Cougar

1 Answer

Headlight problem on my 1999 cougar

go back to dealer and have them fix for free. warranty.

Oct 22, 2008 | 1999 Mercury Cougar

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Mercury Cougar Logo

719 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Mercury Experts

gerry bissi

Level 3 Expert

4388 Answers


Level 3 Expert

85216 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5692 Answers

Are you a Mercury Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides