What year is your cougar and also is it a V6 or a V8? This information would be nice to know :) it is attached to the engine
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
For a Mercury Cougar , 2.5 litre V6 engine : According to the 1999 to 2002 Owner Guides : ( Motorcraft FL-820 engine oil filter )
the transmission has to be spit apart in order to change the trans filter.
near the oil filter
Gasket should be included with new oil filter
I pretty sure your looking at 5 with the filter.
The filter is actaully located inside of the transmission itself.....you would have to remove the transmission and tear it apart to get to the filter
On a 2001 Mercury Cougar : The Mass Air Flow Sensor is between the engine air filter and the big engine air intake tube
I heard there was an internal filter. I got a trany kit with filter and took the pan off but there was no filter there, just the valve bodies.
Fuel Filter under PASSENGER SIDE between front and rear wheel.