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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1990 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

A/C & Cooling System Maintenance -> Ford Motor Co. -> 1990-2002 Ford Thunderbird & Mercury Cougar
Vehicle: 1990 Mercury Cougar LS 3.8 V6 GAS

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1990 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

HYDRAULIC BRAKES, FORD MOTOR CO. -> HYDRAULIC TUBING -> DOUBLE FLARE/INVERTED SEAT
Vehicle: 1990 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8 V6 GAS

Never use copper tubing as a replacement for steel tubing. Copper tubing is subject to fatigue cracking and corrosion which could result in brake system

Steel tubing is used to conduct hydraulic pressure to the brakes. All fittings, tubing and hose should be inspected for rusted, damaged or defective flared seats. The tubing is equipped with a double flare/inverted seat or I.S.O. flare to insure more positive seating in the fitting. To repair or reflare tubing, proceed as follows:

DOUBLE FLARE/INVERTED SEAT

  • Using the tool shown inFig. or equivalent, cut off the damaged seat or da...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1990 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

Ford Motor Co. Passenger Cars -> Fuel Pressure Relief -> Except Aspire, Festiva, Focus, Fusion, Milan, 2003-06 Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, Sable, Taurus & Town Car, 1991-96 Escort, 1988-96 Tracer, 1991-94 Capri, 1989-91 Probe & 2005-06 Mustang
Vehicle: 1990 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8 V6 GAS

Do not smoke or allow an open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel system related components. The highly flammable vapor mixtures may ignite, resulting in serious personal injury.

Prior to disconnecting fuel lines, the fuel system pressure must be relieved to prevent accidental spray of fuel.

When installing the fuel filter, ensure the flow arrow is facing in the proper direction...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1990 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

DRIVESHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 1990 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8 V6 GAS

  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Index-mark driveshaft. Place a paint index-mark on pinion flange to driveshaft centering socket yoke.
  • Remove driveshaft-to-driveshaft pinion flange bolts.
  • Place a paint index-mark on driveshaft slip-yoke to transmissio...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1990 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 1990 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Disconnect starter cable, then relay connector from starter solenoid.
  • Remove starter motor mounting bolts.
  • R...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1990 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

Ford Motor Co. Cars -> Low Oil Level Warning Indicator ->
Vehicle: 1990 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8 V6 GAS

This system is used to indicate when the engine oil level is 11/2 quarts or more below the specified level. The lamp should light during engine starting. If the oil level is sufficient, the lamp will go off when the engine is operating. If the ...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1990 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

Radiator, Replace
Vehicle: 1990 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Disconnect coolant recovery hose at radiator.
  • Remove two shroud upper retaining screws and lift shroud out of lower retaining clip.
  • Disconnect cooling fan wiring harness connectors.
  • Remove fan and shroud from vehicle.
  • On models with automatic transaxles, disconnect and plug transmission oil cooler lines.
  • On all models, remove two hex nuts from righthand radiator support bracket and remove bracket.
  • Remove two screws ...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1990 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 1990 Mercury Cougar LS 3.8 V6 GAS

  • Rotate automatic tensioner away from belt.
  • Remove old belt from pulleys.
  • Install new belt over pulleys.
  • Ensure all V-groo...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 1990 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 1990 Mercury Cougar cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

I/P Components  Diagram for 1990 Mercury Cougar LS 3.8 V6 GASI/P Components Diagram for 1990 Mercury Cougar LS 3.8 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Warning Chime Module
  • Vehicle Maintenance Monitor Module
  • Steering Sensor
  • LCD Illumination Relay
  • Starter Interrupt Relay
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 1990 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 1990 Mercury Cougar cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1990 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1990 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Horn Relay
  • Keyless Entry Module
  • Right Door Ajar Switch
  • Left Door Ajar switch
  • Anti-Theft Module
  • 1990 Mercury Cougar LS 3.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1990 Mercury Cougar LS 3.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Drivers Power Lumbar Switch
  • Drivers Power Lumbar Compressor Motor
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 1990 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 1990 Mercury Cougar cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: MERCON ATF IS BEING REPLACED BY MERCON V AS A SERVICE FLUID FOR SOME MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS
    Vehicle: 1990 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Chemicals, Antifreeze, Additives
  • Manual Trans, Clutches, Linkage, MTX
  • Document: MERCON ATF IS BRING REPLACED BY MERCON V ATF AS A SERVICE FLUID
    Vehicle: 1990 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Chemicals, Antifreeze, Additives
  • Automatic Trans, Coolers, Torque Converter
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 1990 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 1990 Mercury Cougar cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 1990 Mercury Cougar cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 1990 Mercury Cougar cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 1990 Mercury Cougar cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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