Got an issue with the '96 3.8 Cougar.
Hi. I have a '96 Mercury Cougar with a 3.8 liter V6. It's lasted me a long time with few big issues, aside from this one that I've honestly never heard of before. In short, it starts right up unless it's been driven a couple times that day. Then it will simply not start unless I give it 2-4 hours before trying again. I've had people suggest changing the ignition, or disconnecting the ground wire to the starter and replacing it.
I don't want to try a ton of different things because I honestly don't want to keep this car that much longer, but I can't afford anything else right now. I'm hoping you all can figure out what's wrong so I can fix it and and not have to worry every time I turn the car off. Thanks.