You have to pull the dashboard out to get to it. If you are mechanically inclined, then I suggest you obtain a factory service manual for your specific car(they can be found on eBay pretty cheap sometimes) and also go to TCCoA.com -that's Thunderbird & Cougar Club of America and do some research in the forums & tech articles. Also whether you or someone else does the job, do yourself a favor and put a ground wire/strap on the new one to make it last longer. This helps null the electrolytic reaction between the anti-freeze and the heater core which eats at the metal and causes premature failure. It's a all day job & you will need help to lift the dash and move it into the front seats, also do a thorough cleaning job on the blower box it's mounted in to remove all the anti-freeze or you will have a smell for quite a while after replacement.
Remove the wiring harness from the bottom of your 1996 Mercury Cougar automatic antenna. Remove the retaining nuts at the bottom of the antenna. Reverse the process to install your new automatic antenna.
There isn't any fuse then is linked to the alternator on a 1996 Mercury cougar. The alternator has an internal regulator, but does not have a fuse.
According to the 1996 Mercury Cougar Owner Guide : ( 18.0 US. gallons )
there is no ignition control module on the 1996 model its all through the PCM
The ( 1996 ) Mercury Cougar gas tank capacity is ( 18.0 U.S. gallons )
I can't say for sure , but the ( 1996 ) Mercury Cougar is ( 18.0 US. gallons ) * also the 1991 Mercury Cougar is 19.0 US. gallons
A ( 1996 ) Mercury Cougar gas tank capacity is ( 18.0 U.S. gallons )
The firing order of the 1996 Mercury Cougar is 1, 3, 7, 2, 6, 5, 4, 8. This is for the 4.6 Liter engine.
The 1996 Mercury Cougar OBD 2 port is under passenger side dash above glove box
The evaporator emission system control valve on the 1996 Mercury Cougar is located on the left side of the car. It is in the passenger side headlight area.
The 1996 Mercury Cougar door panel is held in place by eight retaining clips into screws. Remove the screws. Pry outward on each retaining clip.
6 x 8
inside the gas tank
According to the 1996 Mercury Cougar Owner Guide : ( 18.0 US. gallons / 68.1 liters )
On a 1996 Mercury Cougar : In the fuse panel under the drivers side of the dash : ( there is a 20 amp fuse , the panel is marked " CIGARLTR" )
You can find a front door latch assembly diagram, for your 1996, Mercury Cougar from the manufacturer website. Many auto-parts websites will have the diagram.
1996 mercury 2.8 liter engine V-6. What is the firing order? 1,4,2,5,3,6
The 2001 Mercury Cougar does not contain Freon. Freon was banned in 1996. I suggest you take this vehicle to someone who has the knowledge, tools, and skill, to repair the A/C system.
I'm assuming it is the same as the ( 1996 ) Mercury Cougar 4.6 liter V8 : With engine oil filter change : ( 5.0 U.S. quarts should put you almost to the full mark )
Dealer or a salvage yard.
( No ) a 1996 Mercury Cougar came from the factory with a 50 / 50 mix of distilled water and GREEN color antifreeze ( meeting Ford specification ESE-M97B44-A )
It does not have a govenor. Speed is computer controlled.