On the passenger side, underside of the car, approx front of the door there is a metal panel to unscrew. It will expose the fuel filter, which is held on merely by a couple of clamps, generally. The new filter should come with the proper clamps as well. Easy job, 5 minutes, but you will get fuel on your hands, so rubber gloves would be a good idea...
According to the 1997 Mercury Cougar Owner Guide : ( Motorcraft FG-881 fuel filter ) for the 4.6 litre V8 and the 3.8 litre V6
Fuel Filter under PASSENGER SIDE between front and rear wheel.
The primary cause for jerking on a 99 Mercury Cougar is the engine not getting enough fuel. This can be a sign of a clogged fuel filter, bad fuel pump, or clogged fuel injectors.
right frame rail near fuel tank.
The fuel filter on this car in under the passengers side of the car along the frame rail.
twist and pull
The fuel pump on a mercury cougar is in the fuel tank. You are going to have to remove the fuel tank, take the lock ring off of the tank, and then pull the pump assembly out.
Trace the fuel lind from the tank to the engine and the filter can be changed with special tools from the parts store.
you need a fuel line disconnect tool and then you just remove the lines and push them onto the new filter. The filter is under the passenger side of the car, near the door, mounted inside a bracket
You must remove the fuel tank in order to access the fuel pump.
Fuel pressure regulator.
under the vehicle along the passenger side frame rail
what kind of tools do i need to change a fuel filter on a 2000 cougar
The fuel filter is located behind a metal bracket under the Pass Side Door and along the unibody structure. There is a worm clamp that ties the filter to the bracket. You will need a fuel line removal tool to push back the ears in the end of the line to remove it from the filter. Jeff
the fuel filter is under the backseat area under the car..... Crawl under passager door about a footand then look up and viola it sould be right abouve you a few tools will be used to remove it...ps fuel pump right by it
in the truck under the carpet you can see the fuel pump hose or line. if you were to follow that you might find if.
On a 1999 Mercury Cougar : The ELECTRIC fuel pump is INSIDE the fuel tank It is installed through an access hole in the top of the fuel tank
Large pair of channel locks
In the fuel tank
Probably either under vehicle or at the passenger side shock tower - follow fuel line from tank
Really? Unclip the cover and remove the old filter. It's easy.
The most likely cause is a dirty fuel filter that starves the engine.
The fuel filter is located in the gas tank. Remove the fuel line. Next, remove the fuel filter retaining plate. Last, remove the fuel filter and replace with a new fuel filter.
Inside the fuel tank