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Could a bad donut gasket be the cause of my 1998 mercury villager overheating

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Not a donut gasket on the exhaust pipe.

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SOURCE: where is a knock sensor for 1998 Mercury Villager located?

Here is a image of it's location, I hope it helps.
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Head gasket for sure would cause it to smoke and get hot. May seem like a stupid question, but did they check the thermostat? If head gaskets are good now and radiator was replaced, look for the obvious. Thermostat or air bound engine. An air pocket in the engine could also cause this. Need to bleed the air out of the cooling system. Some cars have a bleed screw to do this.

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According to the Haynes manual it is under the intake manifold, Upper and lower intake manifolds must be removed for access. If you go to Auto Zone, they have the sensor and can give you the step by step instructions to replacing the knock sensor with common tools. Good luck and hope this help.

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Bad news, this part isn't "fixable"; just look it up at autoparts, looks pretty easy.
Also,you can find what you need at your local junkyard.



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Hi I have a 93 mercury villager mechanic replaced water pump and belts but dnt think thy timed it wen I picked it was thn wen I brought it it first gt hot again then was driving engine shut down


Before entirely blaming the village mechanic I would guess the water pump was probably not the only thing wrong and either the failing water pump caused another fault, made another existing fault worse or perhaps wasn't the original fault causing the symptoms.

Water pumps are very reliable and mostly only two things go wrong; either the bearing begins to fail and becomes noisy or the seal wears out and they begin to leak. Mostly these two things happen together but neither prevents the pump from pumping as long as the coolant level is kept topped up and so overheating and other symptoms cannot directly be caused by the water pump.
There have been a few isolated cases of the pump impeller falling off but that is very rare and something I have seen only once in forty years.

If a leaky pump caused the coolant level to fall significantly the engine could overheat and it is that overheating that tends to cause subsequent symptoms that need further diagnosis.
Overheating can shift large quantities of sediment from the engine block which can block a radiator. Overheating can damage thermostats, sensors and cylinder head gaskets. A damaged cylinder head gasket can soon cause lots more symptoms and eventually write-off and engine.

It is possible your village mechanic didn't time the engine correctly but on the face of things all he is guilty of is not testing the car thoroughly enough after his repair. Often this is caused by a lack of good communication between the owner and repairer.

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2002 Mercury Villager keeps overheating. What else can it be or be done?


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coolant or radiator fill

Your down to a head gasket or a crack somewhere

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I changed the oil sensor on my 1997 mercury villager van, and it is still leaking oil. The oil lite never has come on and I checked oil last night and it was one quart low. Could the gasket on the oil...


The oil is leaking from wherever you see oil on the engine. Sometimes there can be to much oil covering the engine and it needs to be degreased. A dye can also be added to the oil that will illuminate when a dye light is used to help track down a leak. If the oil pressure switch you removed wasn't wet with oil or leaking than it wasn't bad.

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you have air trapped in system. go to a shop with a vacuum - fill system to **** out all the air.

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Assuming you have no loss of water invesigate the cooling fan operation.If you are losing water but cannot see signs of this then investigate your head gasket.

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