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#143 of 511 over drive problem
Apr 01, 2007 (11:36 am)
We have just purchased a 1993 Mercury Villager LS with 65000 miles on it. Front or rear air was not working and I found the solder fix and my husband and I fixed that. It does not have any sound coming out of the speakers. I bought a replacement unit for the rear but it did not do anything. I will wait on that. I have a 2000 Isuzu Trooper with 110000 miles on it until 120000 miles on it . So while it is still in warranty so we thought we would go ahead and sell it. I have had to put a new transmission in the Trooper at 80000 miles and it did not cost me a penny. That is the only time it was in the shop. So at this point I'm not sure I want to sell it. My new problem started yesterday when I had the over drive turned on it started acting like it was trying to jump out of gear or stalling. When I turned the over drive off it cleared up. Today on the way to breakfast it did the same thing along with a miss ever once in while at idle. I was concerned I would not get it back home but we did. Only after turning off the over drive again. Please let me know if any one has had this problem. Watch for a Villager fully loaded for sale in Texas.
#144 of 511 bent door- now engine won't start!
Jul 03, 2007 (7:52 am)
I was backing up and the driver side door was left open. Next thing i knew, it caught on a fencepost and was bent backwards like it wasn't supposed to be. So now the door is bent on its hinges and it will not shut. My question is about the engine. For some reason when I bent the door the engine shut off, and now it will not start. The starter is working, so there is no battery problem, but the engine will not run. Could this have something to do with an "auto shut off mechanism" built into the car? If someone would offer advice on how i could get this thing started it wouldbe greatly appreciated.
#145 of 511 Re: bent door- now engine won't start! [sb4774]
Jul 03, 2007 (5:48 pm)
Nothing to worry about, here is the "copy-paste" from 97 Quest User's Manual :
Inirtia Fuel Shut-Off Switch
The switch can be triggered on accidents or even on bump.
If the vehicle cranks but does not start, then:
1. Turn the key in the ignition OFF.
2. Check Under the vehicle for leaking fuel....
3. If you do not see or smell fuel, push down the red reset button on the fuel pump shut-off switch.
4. Turn the ignition key ON (not start) for a few seconds then turn it off.
5. Check for fuel leak or smell, and if no problem then
START the engine.
Now you wander where is the "Inirtia Fuel Shut-Off Switch".
It is next to the parking brake pedal, on the left side,
and is visiable from drivers seat.
The above 5 step procedure is safe and important to follow.
If you skip 4, then it may not start, because you need to
run your fuel pump for a few seconds to get fuel pumped
into engine. In fact you may need to do this more than once.
You will hear fuel pump running.
#146 of 511 Re: Sputtering and shutting off [wolf1469]
Aug 14, 2007 (9:05 am)
I have had the same problem. 98 Mercury villager 269000 kms. I spent 1600 dollars from a less than repetuable nation wide store/garage. Changed plugs wires, rotor/cap,fuel injection throttle body flush, nothing worked out. Told to change catalict convertor, still not right, finally took to ford dealer and put on a oxygen sensor, still not right, finally paid for a ford diagonstic, came up that i needed a knock sensor, still not right, ford had to call the ford hotline for answers, ford paid for a rental for 3 days before they figured what the problems was- a ground wire was loose on the ecm (computer) ford fixed it for free. symtoms were - started fine when cold ran fine until it warmed up, them it shook and sputtered, rpm gauge started to dance no power at all, never died on me but couldnt get up hills , so if this sounds familiar, check ground wires to computer. best of luck.
#147 of 511 Re: '96 Villager--strange starting problem [johnny23]
Aug 30, 2007 (6:45 pm)
did you ever get the relay's switched, and did it work?
we have had this phantom starting problem for the past 6 years, and have replaced everything "electrical"... and I was stranded today for 3 hours... then I get in, and it starts right up... have had it towed MANY times, but it always starts for the mechanic, with no indication of a problem. If I go to the shop, and say "replace the two identical relays under the hood" will they know what I mean?
other than that, this car has been GREAT. 213K miles and going strong.
#148 of 511 Re: Intermitent stalling [jonv05]
Sep 01, 2007 (3:52 pm)
My villager just started doing this this summer. And really only when we run the air conditioner. I figured it was the fuel pump but haven't got it replaced yet. Let me know what you end up finding out.
#149 of 511 Re: Sputtering and shutting off [efitzgerald]
Sep 11, 2007 (7:23 am)
When you were having the sputtering problem, did your van also shift hard from 1-2? My uncle has a 96 with 174k and it has recently developed this odd problem. Runs fine up to full operating temperature, then the first symptom is the idle becomes erratic. After idle goes erratic, the hard shift starts. So far, he has replaced the throttle position sensor, which did not resolve the issue. And, to clarify, when I say hard shift, I mean it would make the whole van "jump" when shifting. Any help appreciated.
#150 of 511 Electrical short that killed engine 3 times yesterday
Sep 14, 2007 (11:46 am)
I have a 1999 Mercury Villager with 123K miles. No problems until yesterday. 3 times the motor quite, clock reset and all power seemed to be lost. The vehicle keep going after this 1-2 second kill. Looked under the hood and could not see anything on cabling that was shorting. Looking for help.
#151 of 511 Re: Electrical short that killed engine 3 times yesterday [larson7078]
by steve_ HOST
Sep 14, 2007 (3:52 pm)
How old is your battery?
Steve, visiting host
#152 of 511 Re: Electrical short that killed engine 3 times yesterday [steve_]
Sep 14, 2007 (7:55 pm)
My battery is about 3 years old.
I also talked with the local Mercury Service manager. I told him the first time I tried to start the Villager after the 3 kills, it was like the battery was dead. I red status dash lights did not even come on. I tried again and it started right up. He suggested it may be the ignition key tumbler. As he suggested, I sprayed WD-40 in the lock and it works much smoother now. I have only taken it on a few small local trips without any problem so far.