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Well...the Cougar is gone. for 5 days anyway. Yesterday it was in the shop getting an elecrical test and it passed with flying colors. there were no problems....despite the dimming I was experiencing at 2am and the battery light coming on (but conveniently it was allways off when I took it to the dealership).

Well, today I was going to get my paycheque when the light came on so I pulled a U turn and went to the dealership, no sooner did we hook it up, revved it 3 times, and BOOM smoke, and the car shut down...the radio was still playing so it was quite dramatic :) the car is dead at Ford, we attempted a new battery....nothing, they did manage o turn it over once, but it shut down 5 min later.

Needless to say, I now have a 2003 Cavalier courtesy of discount rentals sitting where the coug once lay. I am getting a new alternator, main wireing harness, and battery as the electrical system took a 3 volt to 13.33 volt hit multiple times and fried a few things. They are also reserving a day to check all of the ground wires.....

Needless to say, unless someone wants to pick me up, I don't think I'll be making Leos place this weekend. I really want to go, but can't take the rental car out of Ontario.
 

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Mike....we don't know....but seeing smoke from the belts was cool. They are counting a few things....1) The alternator inconsistancies, the voltage was SOO low and thenVERY high. 2) Some voltage regulator blew 3) there was a ground wire that was sheared in half leaving the wire hanging 4) We don't know the exact problem yet :)


and yeah....thank god for the little letter I wrote to ford :)
 

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holy **** Dan! your coug blew up!

i'm tellin ya... that cougar has been through more unlucky times than any other car i've ever heard of... its like its cursed. heh!

so um.. hows the Cavalier workin' out for ya? hehe :rofl:
 

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Matt.... The Cavalier isn't that bad (besides being a 4dr). It's a VL, whatever that means. It's pretty peppy for a little 4 dr. but I miss the coug.

As for the problems....this will make belt 9, alternator 4, battery 3...lol and the list goes much farther than that (like cats, 3 headlights, 2 bumpers, 5 O2 sensors.....blah blah blah) oh the joys of owning one of the oldest cougs.
 

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man, if i was that dealership, i would have just given you a new 2002 cougar... and painted it spruce green for ya - would have propbably costed them less in the long run!
 

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LMAO....

yeah...that would be nice, however...I'm not a fan of the 01/02 headlights. But the engine bay would be cleaner :)
 
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