If you are changing the entire axle and not just the cv joint, the simple explanation is, remove the tire, take off the break assembly like you are changing the break pads and move it to the side supporting the weight off of the break line.
Next remove the bolt behind the strut that holds the strut to the hub. Then remove the bolt holding the hub to the ball joint. Remove the bolt on the end of the axle (on 99 and up cougars the original nut is a series of 5 thin nuts tied together, kinda stupid really). Separate the Ball joint and strut from the hub being careful not to ruin the ball joint or tie rod. Swing the hub out of the way and remove the axle end from the hub in the process (you will need a hammer).
when the axle is fully removed support the hub weight off of the tie rod with a block. the axle is now only held in by the transmission. to remove the axle from the trans, place a screwdriver or pry bar behind the axle and in front of the trans housing and push. the axle will pull out of the trans with some effort (it is not bolted in or anything, its held in by a circular clip you can see it on the new axle if you have it in front of you. The axle is now free to be replaced. to install just reverse the process. when tightening the new axle nut, make it snug but not too tight or you will crush the bearings in the hub. home this helps..
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Your brake light ignition switch should be replaced. It works your brake lights and ignition switch, so you do need it. It only costs about $7 dollars.
i got the same problem with my 99 Audi a6.
1991 mercury cougar i need to know the egnition timing engine is a 3.8 v6.