Questions tagged [mercury]

Mercury was an American-market division that was marketed and sold by automobile manufacturer Ford Motor Company. Marketed primarily as an entry-level premium brand, Mercury was created in 1938 to fill the price gap between the Ford and Lincoln vehicle lines.

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High Rpms and loud reving sound

I have a 2008 mercury sable. Its an automatic. I was in stop and go traffic this morning on the highway and I went to accelerate and the Rpm shot up as high at they could go and stayed there and the ...
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Mercury 4-stroke engine only working with choke pulled full out

I'm a beginner with motors so please bear with me. I have a 4-stroke 4hp Mercury outboard (dinghy) motor which was working fine but went unused for 3 years until recently. It has been intermittently ...
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2002 Mercury Mountaineer V8 4.6 2W Drive

While driving on freeway going 75 MPH using cruise control, my engine stops running. I still have lights and power but no power steering or power brakes because engine was off. I put it in neutral and ...
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1990 Grand Marquis won't start

1990 Grand Marquis won't start. We replaced the fuel pump and fuel filter, spark plugs and wires. We had no issues after each set of maintenance. My son even drove it to school a couple of times. ...
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Locked out, can I get in through my trunk? 1999 Mercury Sable

I have the key, but it won't open any of the door locks. Fob and keyless entry won't work, the battery died (yes, I need to get it replaced). I can probably get into the trunk, a good shove in just ...
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Battery light still on after alternator change?

I hope I'm allowed to post this here... If not please disregard and know that I'm sorry. My 2004 Mercury Monterey broke down last night (all electronics shut off and it came to a sputtering halt) due ...
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1997 Mercury 9.9 HP 2-Stroke starting issue

I've been banging my head on a starting issue with the outboard motor mentioned in the subject line (it's a manual pull-start). Problem is that when I pull it over, it doesn't sound/feel like it even ...
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1992 Merc Grand Marquis LS Wipers not working

1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS windshield wipers not working. I've replaced the motor itself and the multi function switch. When I turn the switch on, I hear a relay clicking sound from behind the ...
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Oil Pressure Sensor

I recently just had my valve cover gasket replaced due to an oil leak. for some odd reason, the red oil light now lights up on my dashboard. I wasn't due for an oil change til the end of this month ...
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Port block off suggestions

1967 Mercury Cyclone 390 FE motor. I have an old Offenhauser Ford FE 390 intake manifold with two fours (aka: dual quad or 4x2 carb setup). It has a "Y" hole in the back of the intake. Is there ...
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Difference between Mercury Sable driver's doors?

Need to replace 1998 Mercury Sable driver's door with used part. Is there a difference between Taurus/Sable driver's doors manufactured before and after March 31, 1998?
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cracked passenger side mirror

Has anyone ever changed the passenger side mirror glass on a 2009 Mercury Mariner/Ford Escape? I cracked mine a few months ago and w/ the winter cold this crack is only getting bigger. I ordered a new ...
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Oil pan and timing cover gaskets replacement worth it?

I have a beautiful 2009 Mercury Mariner. Got her used at 147k miles and she's now at 154k and i'm really hoping to have her for awhile. I've just run into a few problems. I found out recently my ...
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2001 Mercury Sable Ls

I have a 2001 mercury sable that is drawing power from the battery when the vehicle is off. The amps being drawn are about .55amps. After going through the fuse panel in the passenger compartment and ...
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2005 Mercury Montaego won't start.

While driving, it started stuttering like it wasn't getting any gas. Had to tow it home. Changed fuel pump, fuel rail pressure sensor. Got it to start 1 time, buy wont again. Battery stays dead. ...
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Going up hill car slows down and engine rpm goes up

2000 Mercury sable 3.0 DOHC transmission. When driving up hill speed drops and engine rpm goes up. More gas no response.
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Electronics only work occasionally

I recently got a 2000 Mercury Villager Estate. Most of it runs fine - AC, interior lights, headlights, etc. Some of the electronics -- radio, windshield wipers, some of the power windows (I don't ...
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Engine starts strong, but slowly dies out

Mercury Grand Marquis 86. When I crank it it starts strong, it slowly dies out. New solenoid and starter need help. Disconnected the engine from tranny tried everything I just need some fresh thoughts ...
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Help identify the trim piece behind the front tire on a Mountaineer

Our 2004 Mountaineer is missing a trim piece behind the right front wheel. The same piece on the left side: and the empty space on the right: I've tried to find a replacement part, but without ...
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Mercury Milan - Rough ride quality, relatively new tires

The car has ~180k miles on it but I have relatively new tires (less than 10K miles on them) and they are pretty good on the highway (very silent). My tires are: 205/60/16. Width/height-wise they are ...
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1999-Mercury Cougar..noisy new suspension bushings

I have a 99 mercury cougar I just picked up. The rear suspension bushings were replaced, but are very noisy. Is there anything I can do to stop it or do I just have to live with it? Thanks for the ...
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Can the OBD port be used to disable the car alarm?

My car alarm (2007 Mercury Mariner) has been going off uncontrollably at all hours and my neighbors are furious. I cannot afford to take it to the dealer, who wants hundreds of dollars to even look at ...
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1995 mercury grand marquis windshield wipers and blower motor stops working at the same time. They come back on sometime on its own

1995 Mercury Grand Marquis windshield wiper and blower motor just stop working at same time. I have checked all the fuses. What can I do.
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Replace fuel rail pressure sensor in 2006 Mercury Mountaineer?

The car is a 2006 Mercury Mountaineer V6, got about 150k miles. The dealership sale rep is telling me my fuel rail pressure sensor is shorting out and needs to be replaced. Apparently, its causing ...
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1999 Mercury Cougar has trouble starting and maintaining charge with new battery

Foreword: I have very little knowledge about cars and how they work. Also sorry if this is long, I want to include every detail I can because this isn't making sense to me. So a few months ago I'm ...
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2001 Merc Sable will not start. Wiring diagrams? Fuse box diagrams?

So I got this 2001 mercury sable from a shady buy here pay here lot. It started fine and ran fine on my way to work. I tried to start it to leave, and it won't. The idle position seemed to work fine,...
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Vacuum leak above brake pedal

1988 Mercury Colony Park - 302 engine/AOD transmission - Found a vacuum leak right above my brake pedal, I have no idea what these hoses go to and what they do (although I assume its associated with ...
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Vent Valve (Solenoid) leak and fuel consumption

NOTE: The car is 2006 Mercury Milan 2.3L 4cyl. About ten months ago I have hit a pothole and my exhaust fell and the check engine light immediately came up. I've put back the exhaust and drove home. ...
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1998 Mercury Sable LS Climate Control - AC stuck on?

My girlfriend's 1998 Mercury Sable LS has climate control. You set the temperature and it decides whether to heat or cool the interior. Problem is, it is always running the AC. Even if I turn on it ...
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Car seems to have completely dead battery, tapping the negative terminal restores full function

About a week ago my wife stopped at a store. Afterwards car would not start, no clicking, no sound, no nothing. Putting pressure on terminal restored power to everything. A couple of days later I ...
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2001 Grand Marquis - No Start - High STFT - High RPM

I have a 2001 Grand Marquis that has a no start condition. It cranks, tries to start, stumbles, and eventually dies. I've confirmed that there are no fuel delivery issues. Replaced the fuel regulator,...
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Manual Mercury Milan is stuck in reverse

I recently replaced my shifter cable because the car was stuck in gear. After doing this, the Milan was put in reverse and then got stuck. Prior to the replacement, the car was slipping out of 5th ...
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Car only starting sometimes

I have a 2002 Mercury Sable. Just had the heater core replaced and since getting it back, it has only been starting sometimes. At first it would start right away, but not every time, especially if you ...
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Where is the wiper relay located on a 1995 mercury grand marquis?

I need help repairing the wipers on my son's 1995 Mercury Grand Marquis. I have checked all fuses and replaced both the wiper motor and multi-function switch. Does anybody know where the wiper relay ...
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Car Does Not Start Periodically

My 2004 Mercury Sable LS randomly does not start. I turn the key and nothing happens. I have called AAA twice to jump the battery and they tested the system twice. The results are that the battery ...
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2007 Mercury Mariner - Car is shaking and whining.

Today my car starting shaking and whining very badly, but only when I'm stopped and the car is in drive. If I put it in park or neutral the vibration stops. The shaking stops as soon as I start to ...
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2007 V6 Mercury Milan Premier key stuck

Alright so I have a Milan that was given to me from my grandfather, he never had problems with the key getting stuck until I turned it on after a month. The key gets stuck all the time now no matter ...
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Car Won't Start After Disconnecting and Reconnecting Ground Cable

I wanted to reset my check engine light to see if a problem I think I fixed resurfaces, so I disconnected my negative lead from the post. When I reconnected the lead the car refused to start. ...
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transmission blown?

while i was driving my car going about 20 miles an hour i tried to stop and all my brakes were gone even my e brake...i panicked shut my key and put my car in park..well it stopped but it made a boom ...
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Is my battery draining while car is off?

How much current in amperes is flowing while a car is completely turned off? How long can it sit before battery is drained enough to be a problem?
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Radiator bubbling over

What causes a radiator to bubble up and leak from the top? I have a 2002 Mercury Sable. I have the thermostat changed. It will overflow but when I go to add more and check on the fluids oF the ...
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Mercury Comet Gear Shifter Is Loose

I have a 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente that I am restoring and I'm trying to make it drive as smoothly as possible. However, the car's gear shifter lever on the steering column (automatic transmission) ...
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1996 Mercury Sable overheating while idling

My car is overheating while idling at light. I have been driving it without a thermostat for about 6 months. I have had the water pump replaced and the reservoir. I have also replaced the reservoir ...
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2003 Mercury Sable - lack of power and hesitation when accelerating

2003 Mercury Sable When accelerating from stop sign, red light, attempting to get on the highway the car has no power when applying pressure to the gas pedal. Struggling to get past 20-25 mph. Once ...
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Car sounds and feels like wants to shut off

2000 Mercury Grand Marquis ....... My car sounds and feels like wants to shut off. It started yesterday - I was leaving a friends house and was about 2 lights away from home when i felt this weird ...
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mercury milan key stuck in ignition, shifter will not come out of park

2007 Mercury Milan At first the key was stuck in the ignition. Now it wont shift out of park. Are these 2 issues related? Will installing a new shifter kit fix both issues?
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Can't get into trunk of 2000 mercury marquis

Anyone have any ideas to get into a locked, jammed trunk of a 2000 mercury marquis? They key, the remote, and the button on the door all do not work, although a clicking sound is produced. You can't ...
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How do you take wheel locks off a '95 Mercury Tracer?

I have a 1995 Mercury Tracer Trio that needs new tires. I do not have the wheel lock key/tool to remove them though. Is there an alternate way to remove them without having to take it to a mechanic?
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What would cause my truck to shut off during me cranking it?

My 1999 Mercury Mountaineer shut off during mid crank. It acted as if it wanted to crank then it shut off. Everything shut down. Outside and inside lights shut off. When I tried to crank it, it didn't ...
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What is making this noise coming from the rear end of my car?

2004 Mercury Grand Marquis It starts to make a noise the faster that I go the more high-pitched the noise gets when you slow down the noise gets more low-pitched. It's coming from the rear of the ...