Question about 2001 Mercury Villager
I have a 1996 Villager, with 86,000 and it has developed a severe idle problem. You have to keep the gas to it until it warms up and then it improves enough so you don't have to hold the gas pedal when stopped at a light. I took it to a mechanic, who charged me $80 for a diagnostic check and told me he couldn't tell me what the problem was. Now the merc dealer wants to charge me $150 to run the same test. But they said they guarantee they would find the problem. I'm getting really sick of all these rip-me-off mechanics. Does anyone know any good websites where I can try to troubleshoot this myself. I've changed out the fuel filter, air filter, plugs and wires with no improvement. I change gas, ran some good fuel injector cleaner through it also. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Peter I have a very similar problem with my '01 Villager. Except most days I have to two-foot it at a stop so I don't stall out. We just changed the feul pump to no avail. When I do a fuel injector additive it worsens the problem for a while. I do notice that it idles rich and it's only when I'm in Reverse or Drive that it acts up more than in P or N- it will stall in P and N but not as quickly. Also, I noticed today when I rmp'd a little high while getting over to the next lane that I had a big cloud of brown fumes coming from my van...either that or dust from the road (I hope).
Does your villager have check engine light on? If you do I suggest to buy a "Actron Scanner" you can get that cheap online. If you have the OBD code you can research more detail.
My 98 villager usually stops running when it was very cold. After I changed sparks plugs and radiator flush it doing better. How is the temperature meeter? If it is very low always, change the thermostat.
Posted on Feb 27, 2009
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