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1997 mercury villager will not start. The starter is not cranking. Car died while driving. No problem with battery. I put a new one in. Im thinking maybe its a blown fuse? if so which one would I check? where is it located?

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Check 2 wires at positive post of battery, clean them

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The battery is hot its getting fire. its getting gas. is turning over slowly an want try to start

Could be bad starter, for this a small meter is held against the starter wire as the engine is cranking and the "DRAW" is measured which determines if the starter is bound up. You may be able to borrow this gauge from an auto parts Tool loaner program.

Anti-theft system interference. Its a pain, but if you measure the voltage at the main starter cable under the vehicle while cranking you can test the delivered voltage.

The delivered Voltage is reduced to around 7 Volts if the system detects Low Battery Voltage. The system translates the low voltage as a theft attempt so it keeps the starter from cranking fast enough to start the vehicle.

It can be low battery voltage or even a bad keychip that is making the vehicle think there is a theft attempt.

Oct 29, 2013 | 1997 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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My friends 1997 villager will not start engine

Assuming the battery is charged, you would first need to find out why it won't crank. I would use a meter or test light to check for power at the starter.
Once you get it to crank you would need to figure out if you are lacking fuel to the injectors or spark to the plugs to proceed.

Dec 25, 2012 | 1997 Mercury Villager

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I have 1998 mercury villager that will run for a while then it will die an it will crank back but it will die again and it will start an u can drive a lil ways and die again an you have just let it set for...

I think it is the cam sensor that is in the distributor. Not serviceable except as whole distributor. Get from Import Experts for $200 on ebay.

go to yahoo group for villager-quest owners and get more help.

Aug 06, 2011 | 1998 Mercury Villager

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1997 Mercury Villager minivan, turns over, doesn't crank. I can hear the fuel pump hum on before turning key, but won't crank. starter fine, battery/cables fine, fuel fine. For a while it would do this,...

try starting in neutral and see if it helps. Could be a bad starter solenoid or corroded battery cables at battery. Clean the connections at the battery including the 2 small ones on the positive post.

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Jan 11, 2011 | 1997 Mercury Villager

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Where is the fuel filter on a 1997 mercury villager located and how did change it

  • Relieve the pressure in the fuel system by first removing the engine compartment relay panel cover on the left side. Then, remove the fuel pump relay from the relay pane and start the engine. Let it idle until it stalls, and then crank the engine for about 5 seconds to make sure the pressure was released. Turn the ignition off.

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    Disconnect the negative battery cable. Raise and support the Mercury Villager. Remove the fuel hose clamps, and then disconnect and plug the hoses to prevent them from leaking fuel. Take the fuel filter out of the bracket.

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    Install the new filter in the bracket with the arrow pointing toward the engin in direction that fuel flows through the system. Connect the fuel hoses to the new filter. Put on the hose clamps and tighten them. Make sure they are properly tightened so there are no fuel leaks, and that pressure is maintained at about 36 in-lbs.

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    Lower the vehicle and reconnect the negative battery cable. Start the engine of your Mercury Villager, and check for leaks. Make repairs if necessary.

  • Dec 09, 2010 | 1997 Mercury Villager

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    The motor completely dies approximately one or two minutes after startup. I just have enough time to pull out of the drive, get into traffic, and it dies. I doesn't do this every time, just...

    have car scanned if possible! to find problem code.but it sounds like a bad crank sensor. if it fails the symtoms are, the engine may start, but it will cut out in a few minutes. or seconds of operation, it controls the timing. it will cause car not to start back up for at least 10-15 minutes. have car scanned first.

    Sep 09, 2010 | 1997 Mercury Villager

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    2000 mercury villager wont start

    Check your inertia switch. This is usually located in the rear interior of the vehicle. It has a reset switch you hold for 3 seconds. It is a safety switch to kill the fuelpump in an accident. Can trip with door closings.

    Aug 16, 2009 | 2000 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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