Engine shaking and engine light on

Asked by Sep 18, 2017 at 09:49 AM about the 1999 Mercury Cougar

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

What would cause the engine light to come on and
the engine to shake in a 1999 Mercury Cougar?

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Sounds like the engine is misfiring. If you have a code reader scan for codes to see what cylinder (or cylinders) are causing the misfire. If you don't have a scanner Autozone will scan and print out codes for free. Multiple items can cause a misfire so it might be a good idea to have the vehicle professionally checked.

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