Question about 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.
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
Please visit this site ..it will give you the general idea of the suspensions.
Posted on Nov 03, 2009
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