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I have a 1993 Mercury Villager it is in great shape with 270,000 kms. I am having this problem when the weather get quite warm 25C. I am driving along and all of a sudden the tach goes to max, the overdrive light starts flashing and the van begins to jert like it is not getting any gas or it is not getting any spark. If I back of on the gas pedal it stops and I can keep going if I feather the gas very gently.I took it to a transmission shop and they said a code came up to replace the solinoids in the tranny but this did not help! I am wondering if it may be fuel related or electrical. If you can help I will be very appreciative Thanks Ron

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  • ronstr_99 Jul 28, 2008

    In driving the vehicle a long distance yesterday 250 miles I found that when I used the wipers or turned on the headlights it caused the problems to start up the tach would go crazy and the the OD light would flash and the vehicle would buck! I am wondering if this might be a grounding issue?



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Check for any wire harness loose or worn connections , inspect fuse holder case and electric wire condition.

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When you say the tach goes to max, does the engine rev as well, in other words, do you believe the tach to be reading properly when it goes to max? It sounds like your computer is probably overheating and causing the weird things you are experiencing.

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It is a problem with the ECU. the computer is probably faulty and all af a sudden jams up.

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    Ginko Jul 22, 2008

    To fix it go to a qualified garage, they will connect the computer to a scanner and get eventually error fault code in return.
    When you take the car to the mechanic mention exactly how problems happens.
    Sometimes the computer does not returns any error code, and crash down only at a certain temperature or at a certain rpm, therefore is quite difficult to diagnose for the mechanic.

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    Ginko Jul 22, 2008

    In some case it can be a faulty instrument on panel, but when is the instrument only, things they don't go all crazy at the same time, I think it is the computer.


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