For front brakes, making sure the car is safely on a jackstand and propped up, after removing the tire/wheel, determine if your pads are good, and closely inspect your rotors and calipers. If everthing seems ok, or even if they don't have a friend/spouse handy, turn the car to the on position, not necesarily starting it. Have them push the brake pedal, and closely watch the caliper, is it squeezing the pads against the rotor? If not, it's possible, the 2 pins in the caliper are dirty/grungy, and not allowing the caliper to compress. If this is the case remove the caliper from the rotor, the pins are the fasteners that secure the caliper, often a large allen or torx patterned bolt. Inspect the pins for pitting and rust, clean them throughly. If needed fine sandpaper can be used, just be careful not to scratch the pin up. After the inspection, and the bolts seem ok, coat them with a light film of white automotive lithium grease. Put the caliper back on the rotor, and have someone press the brake pedal again if they seem to compress then release you should be ok. Now for the rears, drum or disc? if disc braked repeat the same as the front. If drums, remove the drum and closely inspect it looking for signs of wear, replace the pads/shoes if necessary, and inspect the emergency brake cable tensioner for overtightness, or under tightness. Hmm almost forgot, there is a possibility you could have a rock wedged in the caliper somewhere not allowing it to release the pressure on the pads/rotor. Hope this helps.
how can you start a '89 mercury cougar with a broken ignition switch?
Where is the radio amplifier in a 1989 mercury couger
with your eyes
it' on the left hand side by the exhaust
You can replace the alternator on your 1989 Mercury Cougar by removing the alternator belt. Disconnect the wiring harness from the back of the alternator. Remove the alternator retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install the new alternator.
The fuel PCM on a 1989 Mercury Cougar is located above the gas tank. It is on the rear fender wall on the driver's side of the vehicle. The Fuel Pressure Control Module is another way to say fuel pump.
cougar 1989 no lighting in dash instruments or speedometer. Where do I look for an open circuit. Fuses all checked good.
Hi there, it is 5-108 mm. Hope this helps...
Adjust the striker if door otherwise aligned ok.
the front bearings on the 1989-thru-1997 ford thunderbird/mercury cougar cannot be changed, the whole front hub comes as one piece and have to be replaced as a single unit.
Disconnect the vehicles battery. Leave it unhooked for several hours. Reconnect the battery. This should reset the 1989 cougars computer.
adgust the brake light switch at the brake pedel under the dash
Try AUTOBOOKSONLINE.COM If they don't have the wiring diagram separate they may have a shop manual
The fuel filter on this car in under the passengers side of the car along the frame rail.
A Haynes manual available at most auto parts stores or you can check your local library.
Are they the same engines? Check with Ford if u r not sure.
You can find this at you local public library...........
21 U.S. gallons ( 18.8 gallons , supercharged version ) according to my Chilton book
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.
P205/70R15 comes standard on the LS model for that year. P225/60VR16 is standard on the XR7.
its right above the rack n pinon on the driver side
The Cougar Song died on 1989-12-21.
Yeah, you should be able to. I had an '84 with a 3.8 L V-6.
cut wire between the dash and radio and fuse box.