Here is the strange problem that has plagued my car for a while now. I have replaced the IACV and TPS and it didn't fix it.
EDIT 2: The problem ended up being the TPS wiring rubbing on the water pump belt. Fixed the frayed wiring and moved it, and it never did this again.
EDIT: I believe I found the problem. One of the bolts holding the EGR to the UIM was broken off, and was allowing a vacuum leak around the EGR where it wasn't sealed down tight. I've got a new UIM coming, and will update if that fixes my problem!
Custom 2000 Mercury Cougar : Video Edit : Full HD 1080p : GoPro Hero 2 Test : Sail - Awolnation
This was my first ever full edit. I used only a GoPro HD Hero 2. The
program I used to edit this was iMovie. It was my first time ever using
iMovie. Please leave me some feedback on either my video editing or of my
car, positive and negative welcomed.
All of the custom interior modifications was done by M&M Autoworks based
out of the NH/MA border. Check them out online and on Facebook:
I DO NOT TAKE ANY CREDIT FOR THE AUDIO IN THIS VIDEO! THE SONG IS CALLED
SAIL BY AWOLNATION.
Current Mod List:
-11" Hitachi Monitor installed in location of factory passenger side airbag
on dash wrapped in Vinyl to match interior
-Ps3 cut into glovebox location painted white and glovebox wrapped in vinyl
-Two Sets of Rockford Fosgate T1652-S Component speakers in custom
fiberglass pods in front door panels
-Tweeters in seperate pods
-Crossovers on display through door panel with blue LED lights that turn on
when the doors open
-Kenwood Excelon DNX6980 Head Unit with GPS, iPod hookups, DVD, remote
control, Bluetooth etc.
-Rockford Fosgate P1683 Speakers in the rear factory speaker location
-Beltronics RX65 Radar Detector Hardwired to ignition switch with separate
-Custom painted interior (Code 12 White with Omni Blue Peal)
-Aftermarket Shift Knob
-Compustar 2 Way Alarm system with LED located flush in headlight switch
-Four 12" Alpine Type S subwoofers in custom fiberglass enclosure (painted
the same white with omni blue pearl as the exterior) fitted to the trunk
-JL Audio 600/1 Amplifier hovering on a pexi glass platform with blue LEDs
lighting the perimeter which powers the four subs
-Two JL Audio 400/4 Amplifiers also on plexi glass platforms with blue
LED's powering each set of T1652-S components
-Vinyled black platform above the subwoofer enclosure
-The floor of the trunk has a white center which the amps "hover" over
-Vinyled floor around white center piece holding amps which merges into a
carpeted floor to match the factory carpeted walls
-Custom Code 12 White with Omni Blue Pearl full paint job
-Velox VX-8 17" Rims
-Continental ProContact Tires
-20% Tinted Rear Windows
-Tinted 3rd Brake Lights
- Wings West Super Style Wing (Eclipse GSX Style)
-Kaminari Fiberglass Hood
-Cougar Mud Flaps
-6000K HID Headlights
-Backup Camera Installed in factory trunk keyhole location
-Optima Yellow Top Battery
-Header Back 2.5" Straight Pipe Exhaust
-Gutted Pre cats
-Main cat delete
-Y-Pipe with Carbon Fiber Design mufflers angled up and out
-Carbon fiber GMK short ram intake
1999 Mercury Cougar V6 side exhaust
Video of my new side-exit Exhaust on
my 99 Cougar V6 MTX. Flowmaster 40-series Delta Flow muffler dumped out the
side, single exit. Not bad for a little wrong-wheel-drive V6...
1999 Mercury Cougar 0-60
This is me doing a 0-60 run in my 1999 mercury cougar. This is the stock
2.5 v6 with a 5 speed manual. The only upgrades are a short ram intake,
double platinum plugs, and muffler delete with straight pipe out the back
and a cherry bomb in place of the resonator. Its all stock for now. turbo is soon to come, just need a few more
parts. I did not do a high rpm launch because it was raining, I was lucky
to get traction in all of these gears. Right after the video I did it
again, and could not grip the road to save my life. Sorry about the
quality blackberry camera. Let me know what you think.
How to clean a throttle body and Idle air control valve (iac)
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In this video demonstration, I show how to get to, remove, clean, and
replace the throttle body and idle air control motor (aka IAC) on a 4.2l
ford motor. This procedure is the same for any fuel injected vehicle.
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The vans require removal of alot more stuff just to access the throttle
A dirty IAC can cause a rough idle. A dirty throttle body can harm
performance and cause rough engine operation.
When the throttle body or iac is removed a new gasket must be used to
properly seal the connection to the intake.
GM idle air motors are generally mounted on the throttle body and can be
cleaned without removal from the throttle body. This means one less gasket
and a lesser chance of creating a vacuum leak.
The ford throttle body had a note on it that said it was not to be cleaned
because the coating on the throttle blade might be damaged. Thats fine for
a new car but that has to be disregarded when working on something that has
some miles on it.
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MAF - Mass Air Flow sensor - Monitors the amount of air the engine is
IAT - Intake Air Temperature - Measures the temperature of the air the
engine is intaking.
IAC - Idle air control - Controls the amount of air the engine is intaking
while it is idling.
Throttle body - Responsible for regulating flow of air into the engine as
you press the gas pedal.
TPS - Throttle position sensor - Tells the computer how far you are opening
the blade in the throttle body so it can add more fuel to compensate the
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Just a little 35-60 mph run in my 1999 mercury cougar
Title says it, I went out last night and did a few runs with a real digital
camera, so the quality is much better. I am going to get the cold air
installed today and do a few more runs tonight. Its going to be under
20deg, so it will be a good night for it. Walk around soon to come.
Custom Mercury Cougar
This car was built and used as a Show car.
1999 Mercury Cougar
Duratec 2.5L V6
Recorder: Motorola Atrix (cell Phone) Please excuse the poor audio quality
How To Find A Vacuum Leak - EricTheCarGuy
Vacuum leaks are one of the biggest causes of engine performance problems.
This video is pretty straight forward in it's approach to finding a vacuum
leak. On thing I might mention is that not all vacuum leaks are at the
engine. Some HVAC systems run on engine vacuum and can cause a leak under
the dash in some cases. I've even seen vacuum operated door locks. Just be
sure to be careful spraying flammable stuff on a hot engine, you don't want
to take one problem and make it a whole lot worse. You can also use a spray
bottle with water to do this same test. It may not be as effective, but you
don't have to worry about spraying a flammable substance on a hot engine.
For more information on diagnosing engine performance issues, check out
this article I wrote.
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Mercury Cougar Start Up and Test Drive
1999 Mercury Cougar that me and my sister took for a short drive. This is
my job, aside from detailing, I am also a lot porter and I am responsible
for driving all the cars every now and then and checking them out to see if
everything is in proper order. This cougar has a 10" Memphis PR subwoofer,
Memphis amp, and a Sony Xplod head unit.
1999 Cougar V6 Walk-Around
Walking around my 1999 V6 Cougar
Sound of my 1999 Cougar V6
-Port & Polish Heads
-MSDS Shorty Headers
-2''5 Truebendz Exhaust System
-ST200 Upper Intake Manifold
-SVT Throttle Body
-AEM Short Ram Air
-Cosmo Short Shifter