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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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Is this what is making my car sound like a racecar?

Recently, my car (2000 Mercury Grand Marquis) started sounding like a racecar: the engine became very loud. There's clearly something going wrong with the exhaust system. I'm trying to understand ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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2000 Mercury Marquis Check Engine Light Issue

I have a 2000 Mercury Marquis. When the temps were -20+ I went out and started the car often letting it run at 20 minute intervals. On the last day of the cold spell the check engine light stayed on. ...
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2001 Mercury Sable — Rough Idle/High RPM and Transmission Leaks

I have a 2001 Mercury Sable (24V DOHC V6) that has been having problems with its vacuum system. I live in Florida where the average temperature lately has been in the 80s. I've been experiencing a ...
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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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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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'00 Mercury Sable Heater Only Working at ~20% Power

I've had issue with the heater in my Mercury Sable for a number of years. Over that time span I've worked on it several times, with a range of results. History ~5 years ago, I had a garage look into ...
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Does 2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium have 12V available?

I'm going to be driving/living in a '00 Mercury Sable Sedan LS Premium 4D, which has a 24V electrical system. 100% of my equipment runs on 12V. Does this car have a high-current (>40A) 12V regulator ...
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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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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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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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AWD truck doesn't shift smoothly. I was advised to not change the transmission fluid

AWD Mercury Mountaineer. 1997 Automatic transmission. 8 cylinder 5.0L 150k miles. fairly good shape. Pretty awesome truck. From 1st to 2nd gear, the transmission shifts with a light clunk. Also, at ...
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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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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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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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2004 Mercury Sable -Trouble with starting and stalling

I've had my car in and out of the shop for several weeks and I'm really becoming very frustrated. I don't really know ANYTHING about cars, but about a month ago the car would sporadically have ...
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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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Is a loose part on a 1995 Mercury Tracer important?

I just noticed a loose part on my 1995 mercury tracer trio. Honestly, I am unsure of the name of the part and its importance. It's the black plastic piece under the front bumper and it's hanging but ...
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1990 Mercury Cougar LS stereo wire color diagram

I'm having trouble finding color coding for my Mercury Cougar. I found a diagram but it shows the stereo constant power wire is green and yellow, but there is no green and yellow in my Cougar stereo ...
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2002 Mercury Sable with wrong coolant in it

My wife's 2002 Mercury Sable we purchased a year ago has red coolant in it. I found the owner's manual online and it recommends Ford Green or Ford Yellow. Will this coolant damage her vehicle? Can it ...
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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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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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Where is the satellite receiver/control for 2010 Mercury Milan?

My 2010 Mercury Milan is Sirius radio capable. I accepted a free trial but can not get the radio to work. All that is displayed is No Signal. I've called Sirius who graciously walked me through some ...
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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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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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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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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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High idle, not shifting gears - 1995 Mercury Mystique

My friend has a 1995 Mercury Mystique that was suffering from low idle problems (stalling out at stoplights, etc). He replaced the throttle position sensor, and after that the low idle problem was ...
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1995 Mercury Sable 3.8l - 2300rpm at Starting Of Engine but Will Not Fall Below 1500rpms

This car is driving me absolutely batty. I have never had any problems with it before. The other day I drove my car to Vegas airport from Orange County (about 4 hr drive) and my car died on me 6 ...
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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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2004 Mercury Grand Marquis blower motor not coming on at all

I'm working on a 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis. The blower motor has suddenly stopped working. All speeds were available and it was blowing cold air before the malfunction. It was blowing fine, ...
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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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2005 Mercury Montego securilock appears stuck

I've got a 2005 Mercury Montego that wont turn over. You would think the thing is complete dead, lights don't turn on, power locks don't work, but the battery is full. What does happen though is a ...
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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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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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Dealer can't program new ECU for 2001 Mercury Cougar because of transmission type

I brought the original ECM in to order a replacement, put it in myself, and then towed the car to Ford. Now they are saying they can't program it because the computer is for a manual and my car is an ...
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2004 Mercury Marquis LS A/C & fan problems [duplicate]

My 04 Mercury Grand Marquis auto temp controlled A/C was working fine last night when I parked it. I got in it today, and it has no fan speeds at all, and the compressor is kicking on and off. I'm not ...
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2004 Mercury Monterey - [Self-canceling] turn signals turn on after a turn

I've noticed a relatively harmless, but particularly annoying issue has cropped up with my 2004 Mercury Monterey (more-or-less identical to a Ford Freestar of the same model year). Normally, I turn on ...
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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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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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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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2010 Mercury Milan Headlight alignment

Is there any way to adjust the vertical alignment of the headlights on my Milan? The driver's side headlight shines up too high. Also, there is a dark spot in the middle of the beam. Could these two ...
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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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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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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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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 ...