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How to install an actuator on a 1997 mercury grand marquis

I was in park with my wheel turned pretty far over. I flipped the key back to roll down the window but still keep the car off. When I flipped it back, it made a click noise and then when I attempted to flip it forward to start the car it had a lot of slack in the ignition. Car company says it's most likely the actuator. My dad's a mechanic and he needs a diagram of the steering column and some instructions.

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I think they misunderstood you there, as there are no actuators in anything in the steering column. Guessing they half listened and only stuck on the "rolling down the window" part, and thought u had problems with the windows and said change the actuator for the window. If you mean you i think you mean by "slack in the ignition", my guess is that the release pin in the lock cylinder got jammed somehow and when turning the barrel, it unlocked and come loose from the ignition. In a nut shell you did the procedure to remove the key barrel to replace it without knowing it. :P Hope this helps and keep me posted on this so i can help you out more if this isn't the case. Or if my assumptions are wrong, just give me more precise info and i'll do my best. :)

Posted on Dec 31, 2013

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Turn the steering wheel with one hand while turning the key with the other.

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SOURCE: clicking inside car 1997 mercury grand marquis

Its likely a temperature control actuator.

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Mercury grand marquis 1997 temperature control

I'm not sure if yours is identical to mine since yours is second gen and mine is third gen, but with mine (1998 MGM), the heat was stuck on all the time. Full heat would practically cook your feet and you couldn't shut it off.

It was a servo/servo arm that controls the hot/cold mix door. The part was $15. The labor was $700. They had to take the entire dash out of the car to get at the part. Required two more visits due to a missed electrical connection to a daylight sensor and a vacuum issue that made the car stall when put into reverse.

My car had 150K on it at the time. Has 165K on it now. Still runs great and looks great. It's now my wife's auto and I drive a 2006 MGM.

Posted on May 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Car won't start-replaced ignition switch on 1997 Grand Marquis.

key needs to be programed.

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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