1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L from North America
Terrible idle noise - need help
This car gives me all the troubles.
The most recent one is the idle noise. Often when I release the gas pedal while driving, or when I start the car on cold days, there is a strange noise coming from underneath the hood. It seems to come from a vibration, because I can feel the vibration on the gas pedal resonating with the noise. And sometimes the engine will die gradually die when there is the noise, and I would also sometimes lose power steering. I wonder if anyone has had similar symptoms, and I would appreciate if you could tell me what is the problem. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Besides that, I have all my lights flickering after the last battery change.
My check engine is on. It is the notorious problem with the EGR system. I had the DPFE sensor changed two months ago. The engine light was gone for about a week and then it came back. The code is the same: P401. I really do not want to bother to change another DPFE sensor.
During the last 3 years after I owned the car, I have changed plug cables, all four brakes including rotors, all four tires. Changed one of the rear wheel support rim (if it is called that), changed some parts with the front end that I do not know the names. Did the alignment twice. Changed gas tank support.
I am so tired of sending the car to mechanic shops, and I am really sick of it. I will never buy a Ford car again, or any American car.
One thing good with this car is the look. And it runs smoothly with good handling on the road when everything is all right.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 1st December, 2008