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Mercury Cougar LS: ivan i have a 2001 merc cougar that willnot

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ivan i have a 2001 merc cougar that willnot do anything i think the securty is locked up can u help?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mercury
Expert:  Ivan replied 1 year ago.
Hello and good afternoon. I will certainly do my best. Is there a lock or yellow or red security light illuminated when you turn the key to start?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

the red light blinks when switch is off but when you turn switch on light quits also fuel pump runs as long as switch is on all the time

Expert:  Ivan replied 1 year ago.
Ok, I want you to confirm something first. Let's find out the condition of the battery. Voltage and load test capabilities. Let us make sure we are dealing with a healthy strong battery and that it is not playing a role in this. Let me know what the results are and we'll go further if need be.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

battery is new along with charger connected when needed

Expert:  Ivan replied 1 year ago.
Do you have a check engine light illuminated when you turn the key on?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

no in fact i dont see a check engine light at all

Expert:  Ivan replied 1 year ago.
How about if you turn the key to start?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

when held to start oil airbag ck eng and battery lights stay on and fuel pump continues to run

Expert:  Ivan replied 1 year ago.
OK, just no starter activation, correct?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

correct

Expert:  Ivan replied 1 year ago.
OK, here is our next part, we either have to get to the solenoid wire on the starter or the starter relay to do some testing. Do you have a volt meter or a test light and do you feel you could perform some testing?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

yes i have and can but i need to get off this for a while i have others i need tend to real fast

Expert:  Ivan replied 1 year ago.
Totally fine, Let me know when you are ready.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

ivan if your still out there go ahead and cash in my credit i dont know when ill get back to you thank you untill later ron

Expert:  Ivan replied 1 year ago.
Take your time Ron. Let me know when you are ready and we'll continue. Rate me when you feel like it. We'll figure this out.

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Ivan, ASE Certified Master Technician
Category: Mercury
Satisfied Customers: 4870
Experience: ASE Master Tech w/ 20+ years in the field. Self employed for 9 years. Member of AUTOLAB radio show.
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