Where is the fuel filter located on a 1994 Mercury Cougar?

If it is a V8 it is under the car on the passenger side about 1/3 of the way from the engine to the gas tank. There is a bracket that kind of hides it. Make sure there is no fuel pressure before removing it. The easiest way to make sure there is no fuel pressure is to let the car idle and pull the fuel filter fuse. After it dies there will be no pressure. Err.. that's a fuel pump fuse. Filters don't have fuses. :-)