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1999 Mercury Villager:skipping bad/stalling;dealer diagnostic replaced crankshaft sensor then claim PCM bad-couldn't complete diagnostic;at home discovered bearings out of distributor;installed ne

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Standing at the licenst plate. Remove the plastic shroud on top of the engine (closest to you) and unbolt the metal box directly below it you can gain access to the front three. As for the back, remove the connector and screw at the 7 o'clock position off to the side of the dist cap. You CAN reach the back three with two 6 inch socket extenders and without remvoing any other engine parts. Should take 30 min regardless of experience. I just did mine and I'm not a mechanic (06/27/07). Answer Hey, I'm not sure if the answer involving removal of the valve covers, and appearently everything else in the engine compartment, is misleading on purpose but...... all you need to do on the 4 cylinder Cougar is pull the wires out by their bases and use a long exstension on your socket. I'm not sure what this guy was trying to do but I hope not too many people followed his advice!! The answer from Greg was exactly correct. Answer To remove the spark plugs, remove the covers and you will see how simple it really is. The spark plugs are hiding under the covers. Greg Hasen Not only you will have to lift the covers, but to reach the back three you will have to remove the valve cover. Here's how to: 1. Remove the water pump belt cover (the black cover in the front of the engine compartment that has ?Duratec? on it.) If you have a 1996+ vehicle, you should think about removing it permanently, since it only serves to trap heat and slowly kill the IMRC box electronics. 2. Disconnect the following electrical connectors from the: MAF, IAT, TPS, IAC, and EVR. The EVR connector is black and is located at the very back of the upper plenum, next to the firewall. 3. Disconnect throttle cable from the TB and the cruise control cable, if equipped. For 1995 5-speed vehicles, take care not to lose the metal clip for the throttle cable when you are removing it. Once the cable is removed the clip will slide right off. 4. Disconnect the vacuum lines from the EVR. You may have to wait until the upper intake is unbolted and partially removed for better leverage. 5. Disconnect the vacuum lines from the top of the upper intake. Push down on the black plastic collar with a screwdriver and hold, and then pull the plastic line out of the intake. 6. Remove the air box along with the MAF and accordion tube. 7. Unbolt the throttle cable bracket from the upper intake (three 8mm bolts, one 10mm nut). Set bracket and attached cables aside. 8. Disconnect the air bypass hose at the upper intake. It connects right next to the IAC valve. 9. Disconnect the hose from the PCV valve that goes to the upper intake, underneath the throttle body. This is also a good time to change the PCV valve. 10. Unbolt the EGR valve from the upper intake. 11. Unbolt the upper intake. 12. Carefully remove the upper intake and set it on top of some clean rags or newspaper. It will likely be oozing some oily gunk out the bottom. 13. Cover the openings of the lower intake with clean rags to keep anything from falling into the openings. Anything that falls in will likely end up in the head or the cylinders themselves. Now you are free to remove the back plugs. Hope this helps Jesus

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SOURCE: 2002 mercury villager water circulation problem

Check the new thermostat by putting it in a pan of water and bringing it to a low boil. See that it opens. It is possible to get bad parts off the shelf.

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SOURCE: My 2002 Mercury Sable ran

If you ran the tank dry then yes it is a fuel pump and you verified the problem with instant start fluid, you need a fuel pump

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SOURCE: 2002 mecury villager stalls at low speeds or on

Have mechanic check distributor if it has one-specifically the bearings. My 1999 Mercury has a distributor and was acting similar to yours. Would start every time no problem but then skip and stall especially if put into gear or was worse even in neutral if gas pedal pushed. Dealer clueless. I found bearings issue myself. Every time distributor shaft went out of balance is when skipping would start. New distributor and was purring like a kitten again.

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1997 mercury villager, when it gets warm near operating temp it starts MISSING, LOSING POWER AND STALLING. DOESN'T RUN WELL AGAIN TILL TOTTALY COOLED OFF. DOESN'T OVERHEAT

Could be any number of thing's on the vehicle . When it won't start you need to see what's missing Spark or fuel pressure . Then diagnose the system not function properlly . Lets say the ignition system is the problem , no spark . Could be a bad coil breaking down when it get's hot , or crankshaft position sensor or any sensor for that matter . There are good videos on youtube on finding which system is not working .

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Apr 03, 2017 | Mercury Cars & Trucks

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We have a 1999 Mercury Villager which will not run more than ten minutes. We replaced the throttle position sensor,fuel filter and have ran injector cleaner through it with no improvement at all.

Check the codes, you should find that you need to replace the crankshaft position sensor and/or the camshaft position sensor. You can take it to most auto parts stores and they will put it on a meter and run the code test for you.

Jul 30, 2011 | 1999 Mercury Villager

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My 2000 villager ran rought then died you can hear fuel pump running ,got spark,about 111000 miles on it ,tried to read code but can't , code reader reads no link.autozone in pass couldn't read...

Hello, You need to have your PCM Relay tested. If there is an ECC Relay, it needs testing too. What happens is the Diagnostics work on a circuit that links all the sensors. The 2 Relays I mentioned are part of the circuit and when they go out, the connection to the Diagnostic plug is dead. These Relays should be in a large box marked Powerbox. It may be a good idea to go to an autoparts store and see what the part looks like and ask for a location of the specific Relays you need.

The other possibility is a bad connection at the computer brain under the dash, but because of the Relays it may not be getting power.

I hope my solution is helpful in fixing your car.

May 17, 2011 | 2000 Mercury Villager

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1999 Villager: my 1999 mercury villager wont start,it turns over ...

Probably a bad distributor. The cam sensor and optical sensor are under the slotted wheel and when the bearing goes, it gets brown dust on the optical sensor. Temp fix is to clean the optical sensor, but you will need a reman distributor, $200 on ebay. 1999 was famous for this issue.
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May 18, 2010 | 1999 Mercury Villager

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2002 mecury villager stalls at low speeds or on acceleration from a stop. Replaced speed sensor and this was not the issue, but diagnostic code says that it still is. Must turn car off and start it again...

First- Codes do not tell you what to fix. You already found that out.
Second-Logically,why would a speed sensor on a trans cause a stall. The speed sensors and there are several.produce outputs on shaft and drum speeds in the trans. Those signals are part of the PCM input strategy for shift points. At low speed,your not shifting,your stalling.
There is no such thing as baffled. Lacks your vehicles system knowledge, maybe!
Do you have a clean fuel filter?
Do you have fuel pressure during the stall?
Do you have fairly new spark plugs?
What does the data for the Throttle Position Sensor,Mass Air Flow Sensor,Egr Valve Etc look like before the stall.
Got vacuum leaks?

Now --you either need to leave the vehicle at a shop,until they repair it
-Find a good tech at another shop that knows your vehicle
Or get the manuals and start on a life long persuit of auto technolgy. I like the last one.

May 04, 2010 | 2002 Mercury Villager

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I need to locate by picture the ckp sensor for a 1999 mercury villager

The CPK is only used for diagnostics, it does not affect driveability. For a 99, I think you have a bad ditributor due to a bearing going that spreads brown dust on your optical sensor (CPMS) that controls spark timing and fuel injection.

remove distributor cap and rotor (1 screw on side) and remove metal cover. look for dust on slotted wheel and opitcal sensor. blow dust off and see if better for a while. If yes, get rebuilt distributor on ebay for $200. There's a guy on ebay who sells bearing for $30, but Ive never replaced one.

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Mar 11, 2010 | 1999 Mercury Villager

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Crank postion sensor were is it? 1999 village merc

the crankshaft position sensor is not used for anything except reporting to the PCM.

The distributor has 2 optical sensors that conteol spark timing and fule injection timing. This is different than the typical FOrd system because it is a Nissan engine. what are you trying to do?

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Jan 12, 2010 | 1997 Mercury Villager

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1994 mercury villager has skip and engine service

Try disconnecting the battery for 2 hours. Then drive for 10 miles so the PCM can relearn. It may run rough for 10 miles.

If not ok, go to Villager website for expert team help free. Check files, ask questions

Oct 31, 2009 | 1994 Mercury Villager

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