engine on a 92 Cougar


Old 03-28-03, 06:06 PM
CM Wendell
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Question engine on a 92 Cougar

about a month ago my car started to make a very loud annoying ticking sound. my girlfriends father said it was the oil lifter valves and they were stuck. well i was on my way to get my paycheck, and my car made a loud boom sound and a lot of smoke came out of my tailpipe. i had to get it towed to a garage, they never did look at it, and now its sitting in front of my house. i looked under the hood and there is still plenty of oil in my engine, i know the headgasket didnt blow because there was nothing icky on the dipstick. also, i still have all my radiator fluid, and i took of the top of the distributor to see if it sparks and it sparks good and all but it just doesnt turn over. any suggestions on what in the hell could be wrong with it ? the car is a 92 mercury cougar, 3.8 v6, with 115k on it. any replies would be greatly appreciated. i am stumped as to what can be wrong with this car. thanks everybody.

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Old 03-28-03, 06:22 PM
darrell McCoy
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Sounds like it could have possibly jumped time on ya.
Old 03-29-03, 09:38 AM
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Does the engine turn by hand?... That is, if you put a wrench on the dampner bolt.
Old 03-29-03, 09:41 AM
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Do you have fuel pressure? Start with my "The Basics" post below.

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