20 Most Recent 1997 Mercury Villager Questions & Answers

Most starters are simply bolted into place. A good socket set and a pair of grips should be enough. The bolts could be tight and difficult to get to so you might need to work underneath the vehicle. Safely lift and support the vehicle on axle stands before you do this.

1997 Mercury... | Answered on Jul 12, 2019

You have to remove the pan. Don't need to do it it unless it's plugged.

1997 Mercury... | Answered on Oct 03, 2018

there is no manual method. It sounds like a limit switch is not working. Can you hear the motor try to operate? If you push up on the back of the glass a little bit while hitting the switch, what happens.

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The sliding roof panel system consists of the following components:
  • RH circuit breaker
  • Timer module
  • Power window relay
  • Roof sliding panel switch (15B691)
  • Roof glass panel (50054)
  • Sliding roof panel motor (15790)
  • Halo moulding
  • Roof sliding panel headlining (519A02)
  • Roof sliding panel slide links (502M78)
  • Roof sliding panel housing (502C22)
  • Roof air deflector (500A26)
  • Center green diode strip
When the roof sliding panel switch is activated, a gear on the sliding roof panel motor drives a spline on the roof sliding panel housing. Within the roof sliding panel housing, the spline is connected to two sliding roof panel cables which cause the roof sliding panel slide links to slide and the roof glass panel to open or to close. The sliding roof panel cables and the spline are part of the roof sliding panel housing. Neither the sliding roof panel motor nor the roof sliding panel housing can be disassembled. If a malfunction is detected with either of these assemblies, the assembly must be replaced.
  • Damaged sliding roof panel
  • Sliding roof panel height adjustment
  • Sliding roof panel fore and aft adjustment
  • Blown fuse(s):
    • 30A PWR WDW
  • Damaged circuit breaker #1
  • Damaged wiring harness
  • Loose or corroded connections

  • Sliding Roof Panel Does Not Open or Close
  • Fuses.
  • Circuit breaker #2.
  • Power window relay.
  • Sliding roof panel motor.
  • Roof sliding panel switch.
  • Circuit.
  • GO to Pinpoint Test E1 .
  • Sliding Roof Panel Will Not Stop in Vent Position
  • Sliding roof panel motor.

Switch Removal
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301).
  1. Gently pry the overhead console from the headliner.
  1. Disconnect the sliding roof panel electrical connector from the overhead console.
  1. Disconnect the rear quarter window switch electrical connector from the overhead console, if equipped.
  1. Disconnect the map lamp electrical connector from the overhead console.
  1. Remove the overhead console.
  1. Remove the two roof sliding panel switch screws and the roof sliding panel switch (15B691).
Motor Removal
  1. Place the roof glass panel (50054) in the closed position.
  1. Remove the roof headlining (51916). Refer to Section 01-05 for the removal procedure.
  1. Remove the two sliding roof panel relays from their brackets.

  1. Disconnect the two sliding roof panel motor electrical connectors.
  1. Remove the two sliding roof panel motor screws and the sliding roof panel motor (15790

1997 Mercury... | Answered on Jun 21, 2018

Get solution for this
online at www.reliable-store.com and get complete guide on whether to repair or not, service it, and how to repair etc

1997 Mercury... | Answered on Mar 11, 2018

ok a car that you got used is never a bad idea to replace the fuel filter it is basic and low cost more importantly you should look up the year make and model and perform the required listed maintenance, when you get a used car like i always do you should get up to date on all required fixes because if you want ti to last and you care you never can be sure if the old owners took care of this stuff.-

1997 Mercury... | Answered on Feb 02, 2018

Look at the new switch and if there is threads on it then the old one will turn out and you can thread the new one in the same place. You may loose some tranny fluid when doing this so have the new one ready.

1997 Mercury... | Answered on Jun 17, 2017

On the outside if the transmission.

1997 Mercury... | Answered on Jan 23, 2017

Visit the on-line store, know as reliable-store, they have the repair manuals. I'm sure you will get the solution of your problem,
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1997 Mercury... | Answered on Jan 21, 2017

Sounds like a bad cv axle. This can be a very dangerous condition if the cv joint were to fail. Please have it checked out immediately.

1997 Mercury... | Answered on Oct 10, 2016

It's probably the cracked solder joint on the control assembly in the frony. I fix them all the time and sell them for $30 plus shipping. I always keep a spare repaired in my garage. villagers & Quests are noted for this. Don't know why you don't have lights on rear panel. I keep a spare one of those too, but it should have no affect on heater performance. Let me know if you are interested. You have to send yours back to me though.

If you are a techie, I will refer you to our Villager forum where there are files and photos on everthing about Villager & Quest issues.


see the circleed area where the bad solder joint is on the backside of the control head.


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1997 Mercury... | Answered on Aug 30, 2016

dnt think there is 1 m8 its controlled by engin when it gets to curtain heat it turns on

1997 Mercury... | Answered on Aug 19, 2016

Although the starter could be taken off the car and tested, most car parts stores nowadays will test the starter whilst it is still on the car for you free, at least in the U.S.A.
You might also have a corroded connection or a bad solenoid causing the problem.
God bless your efforts.

1997 Mercury... | Answered on Mar 07, 2016

Change heater conrol in dash

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1997 Mercury... | Answered on Jan 24, 2016

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