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2001 Cougar won't start . . . .

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Old 12-31-2009, 10:01 AM
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Default 2001 Cougar won't start . . . .

Thanks in advance for any assistance....

Bought the car 3 months ago and it has been great car for my son. Battery tested at 99% Good at local parts store, replaced positive battery terminal as wire was split and only have connected, still nothing, lights and bells all work though. Is this a starter problem, fuse or what?

Thank you....NWSooner
 
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Old 12-31-2009, 11:24 AM
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definitely check the fuses (under the dash and under the hood). You may have also burned up the starter relay (though I don't know if that car only has one on the starter or another that's replaceable). Also, double check the engine grounding. I had one car once do this to me because a bolt came loose and dropped the engine ground cable from the engine. Once I reconnected that, everything worked. I don't have any clue where that would be on that car though. Happy hunting. Hope it's a simple fix.
 
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