Re: 2002 Cougar intermittant starting problem
I second CatSkinner. Check for power at the starter solenoid. Check the integrity of your battery cables and the connection at the battery while you are at it.
You will probably need to jack the front of the vehicle up to check the solenoid. While you are there you can have a COMPETENT driver sit at the steering wheel, foot on the brake, wheels chocked, jack stands in place, parking brake set and try to start the engine. If it does not start, have them hold the key in the start position- DO NOT LET IT GO. Now, tap the starter LIGHTLY with a hammer WHILE the competent drivers holds the key in the start position.
If the vehicle starts when you tap the starter, well, there is your sign. Sometimes they get a "flat" spot on them and need a little help.
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