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#2 of 513 My Villager just started by itself!
Aug 24, 2003 (6:02 am)
Has anyone heard of any problems with a Mercury Villager spontaneously starting itself while sitting overnight in the driveway? My 2000 Villager just did that. I looked out the window and saw the parking lights on, went out to shut them off, saw the switch was in the off position, but the dash lights were all on, and the engine was running with no key in the ignition. My husband came out to see, and the darn thing shut itself off, including the lights. Help!
#3 of 513 Self starter
Aug 24, 2003 (6:33 am)
Did you buy this van new or used? If used, it sounds like someone installed a remote starter and failed to enlighten you.
#4 of 513 Re: self starter
Aug 24, 2003 (7:47 am)
You, my friend, are a GENUIS! My van came with an extra remote that said "Viper", which I assumed was an alarm system. My toddler grabbed my remote this morning, and had it for about 30 seconds before I got it back. He must have hit the right combination of buttons, 'cause I've played with it before, with no effect. I asked my husband to try it and see if he had any luck, and presto! Van started. Thank you soooo much, I was going to bring it to a wiring shop downtown tommorrow morning, you just saved me at least $50 (their charge for diagnostic). FYI, anyone reading this, the correct buttons to press on my remote were the lock and unlock at the same time.
#5 of 513 Intermitent stalling
Nov 16, 2003 (7:14 am)
I have a 97 Mercury Villager I bought used and decided to replace the spark plugs. Originally it came with NGK's but I replaced them with AC Delco's(standard) and ever since then for some reason every once and a while (started at 34K miles) my van cuts off while idling, intermitent slow acceleration and also cut off when I was entering my driveway at 3 mph. Is it because of the spark plugs or is it maybe because of a fuel problem?
Nov 05, 2003 (8:07 am)
My dad owns a 1997 Villager. I had it for a month last February and I must say that I had never had a problem with the RPM's dropping in traffic but the RPM's did drop really badly on start-up's. I kept the van overnight in the garage but everytime I went to start it the next morning, the engine would roar to life then the RPM's would drop almost immediatly and the engine would stall. This would happen only once - twice on really cold mornings. If I didn't let the van run for about 3 minute before putting it into reverse it would stall about 2-3 times before getting it out of the driveway. It would only happen on start-up's the rest of the day, it was fine. I figured the van was just a little cold/damp sensitive on start-up and never gave it much thought. But - this hapened to me in the middle of July. The van would just not start. I think it might have been the fuel injection - flooded the engine. When it did start there was a huge blue cloud of smoke from the exhaust. I told my dad what had happened but he never experienced it so he wasn't going to spend the money to get a problem fixed he is not aware of. We havent really had much difficulty since but as soon as Old MAn winter arrives, I am sure it will start right back up again....pardon the pun. I don't know much but I think it might be the fuel injection - but it is hard to say.
#7 of 513 stalling on startup
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 05, 2003 (8:36 am)
As a test, next time turn the key on but don't start the van for ~3 seconds or so to let the fuel pump send some fuel to the injectors.
I'm not sure what this will prove, but it may alleviate the symptoms for a while.
#8 of 513 Quest 1999 - stalling
Sep 07, 2004 (7:18 am)
First, an apology - I'm new and this might end up as a double posting.
Quest 1999, 61,000 miles ran well. Now it stalls after 20-30 minutes.
Fuel pump pressure at fuel filter - 38psi - stable, even when stalling. Not able to measure pressure after fuel pressure regulator.
Replaced: fuel filter, cap & rotor. Plugs look good.
Is there a way to test the oxygen sensors with a meter? If replacement is suggested, which one (there are two) both? Any way to test the MAF with a meter? Any other ideas on finding out what is causing the problem is greatly appreciated!
#9 of 513 Re: Quest 1999 - stalling [druid]
Sep 07, 2004 (9:34 am)
You may want to run by an Autozone and have them read your OBDII diagnostic codes. This is a free service that they provide. At least this should indicate which (if either) O2 sensor might need to be replaced.
#10 of 513 Re: Quest 1999 - stalling [kymike]
Sep 07, 2004 (12:01 pm)
Good suggestion, but fate is against me. I found an AutoZone store near me that has the equipment (in fact, very helpful) but the van now dies after about 5 minutes and won't restart after 40 minute "cool-down." So, a short mile or so walk home did me good <smile>. Will head back later to see if I can get the machine running....maybe making it to AutoZone.
Appreciate the help!
Druid, a.k.a. John