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How Do I Troubleshoot The Alternator On My 1998 Mercury Villager??

I Was Out Driving Back Home About 6 Nights Ago. All Of A Sudden, The Engine Just Shut Off Without Any Kind of Warning. It Was Like...Somebody Turned The Ignition Switch Down To The Accessory Mode. All Of My Warning(Red & Yellow) Warning Lights On My Instrument Panel Came. I Had Power To My Interior/Exterior Lights, Stereo, A/C. Before Working On It, I Tried Starting It, Just Makes One "Click" Sound Every Time. I Pulled The Starter, Tested It By Jumping It Directly...The "Bendix(Cylinder)" Does Spin Perfect, Like The Starter Is Good. My Battery Tested 100% Good, I Even Installed Brand New Battery Cables & Clamps!! But...Is The Cylinder Supposed To Slide In To The Crank Shaft, In Order To Make The Engine To Kick Over. Before I Started On Working It, I Tried To See & Hope It Would Turn, It Still WOULD NOT Do Anything At All. I Am Needing Some Major Help, Advice, WHATEVER. Could It Possibly Be An Alternator Issue??? I Really Hope So, Or Just Any Simple, Cheap Fix. Because, I'm Really Running Out of Patience, Ideas, And Possible Solution!!! PLEASE & GREATLY APPRECIATED FOR ANY HELP SUGGESTED!!

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The bendix [cylinder ] you talk about should spin out to conntact the starter ring on the flywheel .If it is not then the starter moter wants checking out at the garage The bendix should be on the shaft closer to the starter motor,not on the end that is the end of the stroke . But some starters pull in to the starter ring and have to be installed by lifting over the starter ring on installing it .Pull in type starter motor will have the gears on the inside of bendix .[cylinder] And throw out type will have the gear on the end of the bendix [cylinder] hope i have not confused you .

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check the fuse

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SOURCE: 2001 Mercury Cougar, won't turn over

This will sound stupid but check to make sure all the bulbs, yes I said bulbs, as in brake and turn signals are the correct bulb. No kidding. I fought a problem like this in my shop for a week on a mustang. It had a wrong brake light bulb. Just a idea. See if it will start by jumping the 2 posts on the starter solenoid under the hood on the inner fender. It has two battery cables going to it. use 2 heavy screw drivers to do this. Do not tough the metal of teh screw drivers. The solenoid could also be bad.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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SOURCE: 95 Mercury Villager will not start

check/replace the starter relay switch in the relay box under the hood. The relay box is located on the front right of the engine compartment. easy fix, inexpensive part if that is the problem.

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SOURCE: My 1998 Mercury villager van 6 cylinder 3.0eng keeps cutting off

it could be faulty fuel pump or coil pack transistor.

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SOURCE: 1995 mercury villager will not start i turn the

mcdevito75 her, My immediate thought is a dead or weak battery, but it could be a bad starter also, here"s what to do, inside the car turn the key 1 notch to the on position, note the dash lights, now turn the key to start and note the dash lights again, do they go dim?? if they do you most likely have a weak battery, if the dash lights do not dim, open the door so the interior light comes on, any interior light, try to start the car, if the interoir light dims, you have a weak battery, if it does not dim with the key all the way to start, check and clean the battery connections, and suspect a bad starter. Any electrical appliance can go bad very quickly. Also if the battery is2 years old, replace it.

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94 mercury villager van, passenger auto seat belt motor running continuously & seat belt won't work. Drained battery. Where is the fuse located?


Engine compartment main fuse panel 30 AMP fuse Fuse #4 scroll down and look at this diagram picture on this link. http://www.autogenius.info/mercury-villager-1st-generation-1993-1998-fuse-box-diagram/ caution, this fuse runs power seats, windows and sun roof as well.

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Wont turn over


Not likely, a bad solenoid usually results in nothing starting at all. The starter only runs a few seconds when first starting the engine. It could be the alternator which is always running. The starter basically replace the old hand crank form decades ago and simple rotates the engine while the fuel burn cycle engages.

Jan 01, 2014 | 1999 Mercury Villager

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I Have A 1998 Mercury Villager, Is The Bendix On The Starter Supposed To Pop-up when starting engine?


yes, the starter drive should pop out so it can engage with the flywheel teeth

Sep 14, 2017 | 1998 Mercury Villager

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What are the Mercury Villager 1998,must comuns problems? I want an pverall must comon issues..


The most common problem effecting 1st generation Mercury Villagers (1993-1998) are engine related. Fuel pumps are prone to failure so make sure you change the fuel filter every 50,000 miles to help prevent the fuel pump from overworking. You may also experience faulty fuel injectors so use a good fuel injector cleaner like Seafoam or Techron every 6 months. Other than this they are not bad vehicles and can be a good buy due to low resale value.



Feb 13, 2011 | 1999 Mercury Villager

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My 1998 Mercury villager van 6 cylinder 3.0eng keeps cutting off


it could be faulty fuel pump or coil pack transistor.

Dec 10, 2009 | 1998 Mercury Villager

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Is it the starter


most likely is the alternator.
jump start the car and pull off one of the cable for the battery terminal. if the car stop. then it is the alternator. if not then you have to check the regulator. it should out put 12-14v.
the battery is not being charged.

May 29, 2009 | 1993 Mercury Villager

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Car running rough when raining


check the spark plug wires, put water in a spray bottle and spray along the wires,especially by the coil,if the car starts to run bad or you see sparks, the wires are no good, hope this helps, Ray

Apr 03, 2009 | 1999 Mercury Villager

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