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Mercury Mystique

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The Mercury Mystique was a compact four-door sedan produced by Ford Motor Company. It was a rebadged variant of the Contour, based on Ford’s CDW27 platform, and was available in front-wheel drive layout.
Bad bulbs ?- they are double filamented with the larger being for the tailights. Bad switch?
Jack the motor up and take the motor mount loose on the top rightside. Carefully lower the motor down until you see the crankshaftbolt on the bottom. Then take the center bolt off the crankshaftand then the pulley will come off.
I have a 2.0 1995 Mercury mystique the battery charge light was on no output on old alternator. Replaced alternator No output from new alternator "charge light out" (wiggle test wires& re-check wires) at alternator *still no output* is there a fuse that could be the problem or just another bad...
Not necessarily, however, no matter what make of vehicle, if the head needs removing or the camshaft etc then it is wise to change the belt at this time. It must be noted, that the timing belt is a vulnerable and perishable component, which must be checked and replaced at intervals of about 50000 km...
slave cylinder location in the Mercury mystique the slave cylinder is located in the transmission. it is connected to the release bearing. the onbly way to change the slave cylinder in this perticular car is to pull the transmission. stupid desing but its a ford so this kind of briliant thinking is...
Answer . Drain about 1 gallon of coolant from radiator. Remove housing at engine end of upper radiator hose. Make note how thermostat is installed. Clean surfaces well. Replace Thermostat and gasket. Re-fill cooloant slowly to prevent an "airlock". Start engine and check for leaks. Run engine up...
how many miles on this puppy? there known for fuel pumps but if it seems to be turning over faster than usual it could be the timing belt
Answer . Hey Melissa==It can be a bunch of things from a leaking radiator to blown head gaskets. Take it to a reptuable garage and have it checked out. GoodluckJoe. Answer . Do you see antifreeze underneath the vehicle? After letting the engine warm up, open the hood and look for any visible...
On a 1995 Mercury Mystique : There are ( 4 lugs for each wheel , total of 16 )
Answer . \nIf you have a manual transmission, the shift knob should just unscrew off. If you have an automatic transmission, use a small (T5, I believe) Torx screwdriver and remove the small screw from the left-hand side of the shift knob, below the TCS button. Once that is removed, just carefully...
OK - just replaced mine. Stand facing the front of the car. Go tothe right side and find the air filter assembly. You may want toget a light to see better. The PCV is about "2 o'clock" from theair filter under a bunch of stuff. It's tight, but look for thegeneral shape of the new PCV valve you are...
Answer . Lots of things. Most of which need to be corrected by a mechanic. Timing belt (should be replaced at 105,000 miles), air management valve gummed up, dirty fuel injectors, plugged fuel filter, and last but not least, low battery voltage (computer controls the engine and needs to have at...
Answer . Check your engine error codes. It may be that your transmission range sensor is going out of whack, and you will need to replace it. Or, it could be several other things, but the only way to find out is to check the engine error codes when the check engine light is on. . You can borrow a...
is the starter on a 1999 Mercury Mystique hard to get to? Answer . Usually on the lower end of the engine follow the + battery cable to the solenoid and then to the starter
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I am working on one right now, remove spark plug of cylinder #1, you can use a screw drive and insert it into the spark plug hole. Make sure that the cylinder goes all the way up, you can turn the crank shaft slightly until the piston is at the top dead center. You will have 2 slots behind the...
I am pretty sure it is underneath the car passenger side. It is a bigger sized filter. EDIT: 4 cylinder engine has the filter at the rear of the engine on the passenger side. On V-6 cars, the filter is at the front of the engine. When you drain the oil on the v-6 wrap the rear exhaust...
No , the 2.0 liter 4 cylinder in a 1996 Mercury Mystique IS NOT an interference engine
Answer . \nIt is a small rubber plug on the bottom passenger side of radiator, just below the lower hose.
Answer . Hey Jeremy==It is close to or on the accumulator. GoodluckJoe.
Trunk struts are mounted to the back of the trunk. Locate themounting hardware and remove it. Be sure to use the properreplacement struts and replace each side. Do one side at a time toavoid moving the trunk out of alignment.
honestly. Dont even attempt it, unless you have an engine hoist. Take it to a shop. its 170-220 labor. And save yourself an insane headache. I just attempted one and I've been working on cars for years..needless to say, its going elsewhere.
It would be locted in the back of the car. under the trunk.
There is a battery light above the engine temperature gauge
The problem could be the starter. It's tough to say without seeing the car. The best option would be to bring it to a mechanic, who could correctly diagnose the problem.
it sounds like your low on freon. the idle kicks up to comensate for the extra load from the compressor . if its low on freon the compressor short cycles causing the eratic idle
This car sucks. I've had one for about 2 years. It's caused me many problems, and I regret buying it. Don't buy it if that's what you were asking about.
i have a 1998 mystique 2.5. it was over heating and kept getting a little worst each week. then it got to a point where you couldn't drive to the store without it going up to the red mark.it also totally stoped blowing hot air.i took it to the garage and they told me the head gasket was gone. they...
Power door locks are generally protected by a circuit breaker. Look under the hood for the power distribution box. Also under the dash to the left of the steering column.
Answer . \nCooling fan is bad, draw's current but will not turn so it overheats. It will eventually melt down. This happened on my 95 GT. I have another 95 GT with the same problem. Replace the main cooling fan. The one on the left or drivers side.
Answer . \nYes. this model Focus had many problems. I would not recommend this model year. The 2002 and up are fine cars.
It should tell you in the owners manual. It varies between cars. GoodluckJoe
Power door locks have relays located inside the cabin fuse box.Locate the relays for the door switch and see if they needreplacing. If so replace the units.
Answer . \nChange the transmission fluid and filter. If you see no improvement, take it to a transmission shop.. Answer . \nWe had a similar problem, and it ended up being a sensor in the transmission.. Answer . \nI have a 1998 v6 which started to do the same thing. I was told by the...
\n. \n OBDII \n. \n. \nThe 1996 Mystique has OBDII (On Board Diagnostics Level 2) and requires a command from a "code reader" or OBDII monitor. It can also be shut off by disconnecting the battery for a long enough period of time, apparently - but I have an Auto XRay unit, so I just use that....
were is the iac locate on a 1999 mercury mystique
1. Put the front of the car on jackstands and dis-connect the negative battery cable. 2. Remove passenger side wheel and lower splash guards. Using low profile 3/8" socket wrench or breaker bar, remove the serpentine belt from the alternator pulley. 3. Dis-connect the passenger side tie rod from the...
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Answer . \ni cant tell you exatly how to do it but i can tell you how to figure it out i hope it is not tore apart already, if not my honest advice is to jack up both sides take both drums off, replace the pads from one side at a time. if it is already torn apart go to a junk yard with a digital...
There could be several reasons why a 1998 Mercury Mystique isoverheating. The radiator may have a leak, the thermostat may bestuck, or the head gaskets could be blown.
According to the 1998 Mercury Mystique owners manual : For the 2.5 liter V6 engine : With engine oil filter change : ( 5.8 U.S. quarts / 5.5 litres )
Answer . I just replaced mine last night. Its located in the front right between the grill and the radiator( probably directly inside the hood from where you license plate would go) . we needed a special socket to reach in and remove it . The space is limited when trying to reach down with your...
6 * 8 or smaller there are few speakers in this size. 6 * 9 will not fit.
That's the lock-out that keeps you from moving the transmission out of Park without the brake being down. It should have done that its entire life (my '95 Mystique did), and isn't anything to worry about. The codes being read wouldn't have had anything to do with it.
It means you need to go to Autozone or Shucks/Kraagen and have them read the codes with the diagnostic code reader which they will usually do free of charge.. Something in or on the engine is malfunctioning and needs repair/replacement.. The diagnostic code will tell you where to look for the...
under the left side of the dash , there is a release button to push to open it
Manual trans shift knobs simply unscrew, and are attached with a 1/2-20 thread. To replace the shifter on an automatic, you need to take out the center console and the unfasten some clips holding it on down there from what I remember. MTX knobs from the 2000-2003 Focus will also work without...
No , the 2.0 liter is not an interference engine in the 1995 Mercury Mystique
should be on the bottom front of motor closer to driver side
Hey Virginia==There is a relay in the relay center. If it just quit, it probaly isn't the motor as they generally start making noise before quiting completely. Yopu may want ot get a manual on your car from AUTOBOOKSONLINE.COM. Good luck, Joe
According to the Owner Guide : Motorcraft ( EV-224 ) for the 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine Motorcraft ( EV-152 ) for the 2.5 liter V6 engine
Answer . \nRemove the old ones and out in new ones. I would suggest you invest in a repair manual. It cost around $12 at most auto parts stores, and will contain the info you need to complete this repair and many others. It will pay for itself with this one repair
It's below the gear selector lock button on the automatic transmission cosole shift
Personally, I get about 23 - 25 mpg. on my 1999 mercury mystique. I haven't counted high way mileage yet because I don't get on the highway alot.
Answer . \nYou can adjust the clutch pedal free play but not the clutch itself.
The I4 has two, one precat, one post cat, the V6 has three, two precat, one post cat.
To my knowledge, no car built on the CDW27 platform (Contours, Cougars, Mondeos, and Mystiques.) had a radiator plug, you add coolant directly to the coolant reservoir.
If your car is V-6 2500c.c. DOHC you will find an aluminum housing with two bolts facing the radiator placed in between hoses on the drivers side of you motor. they will be between the motor and the battery just below the battery tray. if you remove the two bolts the housing will separate and expose...
Not much-half an hr plus starter (45.00 approx) This is easy enough to do yourself. Most are 2 bolts.
Begin by removing the belt from your 1999 Mercury Mystiquealternator. Remove the wiring harness from the back of thealternator. Remove the alternator retaining bolts. Reverse theprocess to install your new alternator.
Ford recommends 5W-30 full synthetic, for both the I4 and the V6 models.
Seat belts are made with an authentic metal seat belt buckle. Thebelt can fit just about every size while the buckle keeps thepassenger locked in.
Answer . \nPretty easy actually. The egr valve is that flyin' saucer lookin' thing on top of the engine next to the Upper Intake Manifold. You'll see it back near the firewall of the engine bay on the driver side. Should be two bolts holding it onto the UIM, and perhaps a larger nut on the...
Answer to Oxygen sensors question . Mercury Mystique with V6 engine has two oxygen sensors. First one located between radiator and engine, second - behind the engine, near the coil pack (below). It's not very difficult to replace them.
As much as it cost. There were a wide range of vehicles, with awide range of options, aimed at a wide range of customers, with awide range of incomes, over a wide range of markets.
There is normally a switch near the light (or sometimes on the dash) that sets the light to: . Always on . Always off . On when the door is open, off when it's shut. . If that switch is in the correct position, it's going to either be the switch in the door pilar that is jammed in the on position,...
A wire fuse works by only allowing so much electricity to flowthrough. When the electrical current goes above a predeterminedrate the fuse breaks and stops the electricity from doing damage.
air is blowing bat problem is no air com to front only in class
Answer . http://www.installdr.com/InstallDocs/FLM/Contour.html
right where you took out the dipstick.the only way in is through there . a tall skinny funnel works well but wait for it to drain down a while before rechecking
You must remove the entire rear fender.
Answer . Remove - battery cable. Raise and support vehicle if needed. Disconnect wiring at top of starter. Remove starter mounting bolts. Remove starter
Correct, there is no one dipstick that will fit all vehicles. What you need is a dipstick that is the correct length. If you have lost yours, then go to your local salvage yard and find a car with the same engine. Ford Contour, Mercury Mystique, Ford Mondero, are all the same. Look for one with the...
you need to get them down at 95 ft pounds every other
Answer . \nthat sounds like your transsion you should have it looked at although you can drive it with out reverse for quite a while
Remove brake caliper, then caliper mounting. Now tap back of rotor to remove it. Detach tie rod end from knuckle, remove ABS sensor (this is very tricky, they stick) Remove control arm from knuckle, Now undo large nut holding hub and drive axle and pull hub off. Now remove the 3 bolts holding...
Answer . \nneed a special tool to lock in the cams. lock key sits at the twelve o'clock position.
Antenna connection if it has power but will not pick up a station. If no power, then it may have an in-line fuse that is blown. You going to have to remove the radio and look see. The radio may just be defective. My 95 Mystique starting acting funny. First the stereo would randomly turn on and off...
Answer . Chilton repair manual sez:\n. \nExhaust pressure high / EGR (PFE/DPFE) circuit voltage higher than expected.\n. \n. \n(goggomobil)
Answer . this recently happened to our '96. First suspect gas cap left off and/or loose while refilling at gas pump or even after driving. Good answer was go to Murrays Auto Supply or Autozone for FREE code check and reset (Ohio resident). Next time or other reason it happened the O2 sensor was...
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location of relay blower motor 1997 Mercury mystique
If your vehicle is 1995 or later, you will need a scanner to retrieve the trouble codes. There are auto parts stores that provide computer scans as a free service. If your car is earlier than 1995, the codes can be retrieved manually, but you will need a manual for instructions and to know what each...
4 - 2 before the catalytic converter and 2 after
Turn the ign. key to the first position, the position before the ign. lites come on. Move the shifter into neutral and then you will be able to start the car and drive it to your local garage to have it fixed.
Answer . plugs 25 ft lbs head 65 ft lbs intake 30 ft lbs exhaust 20 inch lbs rocker cover 55 ft lbs connecting rod 3/8 bolts 45 ft lbs 11/32 bolts 35 ft lbs main bearing 80 ft lbs flywheel 60 ft lbs vibrtion damper or pulley 60 ft lbs. All of these are taken straight from my old MOTORS...
Changing the spark plug wires is very simple. The replacement wiresare the Bosch 5812-07098319 set for the V6 orÊBosch 5812-07098498for the 4-cylinder. One at a time, disconnect the wire from thedistributor and the plug. Replace with the wire that is the samelength. ProceedÊ
Basically, yes. The Mystique was simply a re-badged Contour with a little bit more "luxury" trim. All major components (engines, transmissions, suspension, etc.) were the same.
Answer . There is a amber light in the in the upper righthand side of the dash cluster that will come on for a few seconds after you start the car that says ABS.
According to one of Fords websites : For a 1998 Mercury Mystique : 2.0 liter four cylinder engine / Motorcraft RT-1150 ( which is a190 * Fahrenheit ) 2.5 liter V6 engine / Motorcraft RT-1131 ( which also is 190 * F )
According to the 1999 Mercury Mystique Owner Guide : With engine oil filter change : The 2.0 litre four cylinder engine takes ( 4.5 U.S. quarts of 5W-30 ) The 2.5 litre V6 engine takes ( 5.8 U.S. quarts of 5W-30 )
Trouble code P0301 means: Cylinder 1 Misfire Detected
19" (inches) by measurement from where plastic handle attaches to metal stick. I discovered my dipstick was broken the next time I tried to check the oil, after trying a different oil change place. I think the oil change "specialist" tried to force it when if would not go in easily. I won't give...