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2000 cougar 2.5l couple questions

so i just bought it from a friend. it has a few issues. power steering line is leaking like a waterfall. and the alternator fuse has popped. and the sunroof has stopped working. the mechanic suggested selling the car rather then fixing it. repair costs would be to high. so i bought it. ($550 and only 139k miles) im some what mechanically inclined so i can do the work myself. now for starters. the alternator fuse is located on the back side of the motor coming directly off the alternator power line correct? second, do i have to drop the headliner completely to change the sunroof motor? also, the mechanic said i have to drop the subframe/crossmember to get to/change the powersteering line? the one that comes from topside of the motor around the back. and lastly, what does the little wrench light by the sunroof button mean? the light is on and was just wondering.

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Re: 2000 cougar 2.5l couple questions

There are 2 alternator fuses. One in line between the alternator and starter, the other #30 in the under hood fude box.

To remove the sunroof motor, you Remove the overhead console. Disconnect the sliding roof motor electrical connector. Disconnect the sliding roof panel relay. Remove the sliding roof motor control unit.

To change the power steering line, you do have to lower the subframe. If you get a Chilton or Haynes manual, it will help for more than just the line.

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Re: 2000 cougar 2.5l couple questions

thanks for the response.

i have been to both haynes and chilton's website looking up the book and i cant find the book number. says they dont make it for that year. does anyone have the book number?
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Re: 2000 cougar 2.5l couple questions

If you search on ebay for 2000 Ford Taurus Repair Manual Shop Service, CD, You can get the factory cd and it covers wiring plus all mechanical for any 2000 Ford car. No trucks on it. I have one and it helps a lot.

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