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Have you had the vehicle scanned for trouble codes?? The vehicle's computer stores these codes which identify The part or component of the vehicle's operating system which is faulty. Yes, it could be a dirty or faulty Idle Control Valve. Take the vehicle to Auto Zone or Advance Auto, ask to have a scan done for trouble codes. Once you have these codes, they can be looked up on the web for their meaning. Just do a search " 96 mercury code.... ( and whatever the code number is). The idle control valve can be cleaned, so that is a good starting point.
Posted on May 16, 2014
Replacing the idle air control valve could cure the problem.
Posted on May 16, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had the same problem with My 1990 F150 300 6cylinder 4x4.....I cahnged all the same things you did, finally I sprayed a can of Gumout through the throttle body and it worked and ran great. Now I add fuel injector cleaner to the gas and a regular clean with the gumout and the problem has'nt come back. Good Luck to you and hope it works!
Posted on Oct 06, 2008
if the converter is rattlin then it needs to be replaced because the element inside is broken. if the jeep still does not run try removing the catalytic converter to see if the restriction is too much. should start if the converter is restricted. if it doesnt maybe its whatever caused the converter to go bad in the first place
Posted on May 28, 2009
See if there is a code in the computer and work from there. Find someone with an OBD2 code reader. If I'm not mistaken an OBD2 code reader works on 1996 and newer models. Could be a bad coil and you don't notice it when you first start it until it idles down, to check for that, while the engine is running, pull each wire off the spark plug, Each time you do that you should hear the engine struggle. Then pick back up once you plug it back to the spark plug. If you pull one and nothing happens to the engine, that could be all or part of the problem. Hope this helps.
Posted on Nov 24, 2009
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