Question about 1996 Mercury Villager
This is a recent development, but there is a gas leak that is coming from the front end, driver's side. Smell was noticed this morning around 7 am with temps in the single digits (8 degrees). Leak was noticed on ground a few hours later with a significant amount of fuel on the ground. Could this be part of the recall from 01? Van was bought used so not sure if this was taken care of before.
A somewhat common problem on Nissan cars and imports that use clamps for fuel lines. Altho not usually that major.
Often times the rubber fuel hoses leak in very cold weather. The fuel lines going to the tank are on the driver side. So is the fuel filter.
I have to tighten up a clamp every winter on my 98 Villager when the temp drops below 30 degrees.
If the leak is major enough to leave a puddle on the ground you should have no problem finding it.
Posted on Jan 22, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There is only one possible cause to this easily diagnosed symptom. Any mechanic will tell you: the heater core is leaking. This is why the steam is rising up to the windshield, and why you are smelling coolant. Your heater needs to be replaced. There is not quick fix, just replacement. Hope you can get this done soon. Heater cores are nice to have during winter weather. Steamy windows aren't easy to see through, and are hard to defrost! Thanks for the question. Good luck. TT
Posted on Jan 29, 2009
after you run the car for a while do you see that the oil on your dip stick looks milky? if so the leak is getting into the oil. If so this may be a blown head gasket.
Posted on Jun 10, 2009
If it "RED" in color, like p/s fluid, and coming from the BOOT, then its your p/s rack assembly.The unit has to be replaced and alignment reset. ..also check the HOSES they are prone to leak also...hope this helped..GL
Posted on Jul 06, 2009
I had a similar problem with my '95 Villager.
After having it towed to "my" mechanic, here is what he did.
Undid the fuel line to the engine and had me crank the engine --- no fuel came out in spite of the fuel pump whining away.
He then reattached the fuel line and took a rubber mallet and thumped on the bottom of the fuel tank with the mallet as I cranked the engine.
The van started.
It was a fuel pump problem and he suggested not drive the van until the fuel pump was replaced because his "fix" was only temporary and I could be left stranded again.
I took his advice, the fuel pump was replaced and we've been driving the van ever since.
Posted on Aug 29, 2009
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