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 said best case was 2400 but if the block was cracked the motor was done.i was told it wasent worth fixing.bs i thought ,no heat, no white smoke,and no leaks. i took the water pump off and every blade was gone off the impeller plus it had broke rigth in half.plastic crap.i replaced it and now it never goes above the r in normal even idiling in traffic.i would always check the small things first and don't believe the so called mechenics , half don't know what their talking about.if i let them replace the head gasket then they found it was still overheating and checked the water pump then replaced that would they have still charged me for unnessasary work?what do you think?
Robert. I do own a 1995 2.0 litre mystique it's got the same enging as 1996 mystique and it also runned hotter than is suppose to run and everybody was telling me that those mystiques were made to run hotter that other cars. I also couldn't get use to that high temperature, but after a wile I did got use to it and drove that car for about two years until I noticed a little bid of cooling fluid leaking out somewhere between the head and thermostat housing. Well I was told by some mechanic that it is typical for those cars because the head is aluminum and the housing is plastic and after so many years specially in the winter time metal and plastic expand and that's why you get a leak, and of course I belived in that because it did leaked more in the winter than the summer. Than I noticed it was leaking more and moere so I decided to change the thermostat housing put the new one. I went to my trusted mechanic and than it suppose to be just a housing. I just couldn't belive what I was driving for two years, I was driving with blown head gasket and they way I was explained by the mechanic when the head gasket goes the first sign is your temperature would go higher then normal and than usually it blows totally or sometimes like in my situation when the gasket goes slowly it creates high pressure in the cooling system it can like again in my situation blow your thermostat housing or anyting that is related to cooling system. And now when my head gasket is replaced I get the temperature about half and below no more than that.
My suggestion is to check with your mechanic for the head gasket. The sooner the better, the sooner you go the sooner you find out what it is and you can propobly save yourself money for the other parts that can brake because of that.
My 98 Mystique also runs really hot and the heat gauge doesn't work so I'm completely left to guess at the engine.
There is the possibility of a faulty sensor or indicator, but some do run a little hot. I solved my problem with fresh coolant, some Water-Wetter, and a 160 degree thermostat for a '96 Mustang. Stant 13396. The temp stays at about the 'O' in normal. Only rarely in stop & go traffic during summer does the temp climb above 1/2 way, then the fans kick in anyway so no problem with overheating - ever.
NO Car is supposed to run hot! if your mystique runs hot all the time, change your thermostat. if your gauge doesn't work, change your heater-temp sensor. if your engine is cold and you start your car and pressure builds up in the radiator reservoir, has oil in the coolant, oil residue all over your engine and white smoke, you are in more likely to have your head gaskets blown. if these symptoms show up, you need to make replacements. dont go to a mechanic to get the work done. do it yourself! if you want the car to run good, do it yourself. I have had the opportunity to restore my head gaskets on my 1996 mystique, but my engine was a 2.5L Dual Overhead Cam. A much bigger engine than the 4-cylinder. i got to learn a lot about cars. look in the internet to do it. a mystique was my first car, now its my brother's and has been running for 4 years without any repair needed. If you think you need help, call a friend who has more affiliation with a car's engine and work on it together instead of spending up to 4k in cheap repairs.
Location of turn signal relay on mercury 1996 mystique
On a 1996 Mercury Mystique : The brake fluid reservoir is also the clutch fluid reservoir
No , the 2.0 liter 4 cylinder in a 1996 Mercury Mystique IS NOT an interference engine
On a 1996 Mercury Mystique : There are ( 2 ) kick panels They are the interior trim panels , in front of the front doors , beside the drivers and front passengers feet
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In a 1996 Mercury mystique the horn is located in the middle of steering wheel and can sound by pressing the pad. Make sure to operate frequently to make sure it works.
The 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine in a 1996 Mercury Mystique IS NOT an interference engine
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According to the 1996 Mercury Mystique Scheduled Maintenance Guide : The timing belt for the 2.0 liter four cylinder engine is changed at : ( 60,000 mile intervals )
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Do you mean the shifter or car physically does not move? BClear.
The thermal switch for other Mystics is located on the thermostat housing.
As of August 26 , 2012 you can still view the 1996 Mercury Mystique owners manual online at : www . motorcraft service . com ( no spaces ) Click on Owner Guides ( the fuses , circuit breakers , and relays section starts on page 235 )
As of August 27 , 2012 you can still view the 1996 Mercury Mystique owners manual online at : www . motorcraft service . com ( no spaces ) Click on Owner Guides ( the fuses , circuit breakers and relays section starts on page 235 )
In a ( 1996 ) Mercury Mystique the fuel pump shut off switch ( inertia switch ) is in the drivers footwell behind the kick panel by your left foot . There is an access hole through the panel
Don't do that!It's a major mistake to do that!The airbag is a safety device.
on the front of the motor, it will have the sepentine belt around it I am working on my wifes' 1996 mercury mystique and the alternator is located behind the timing belt. If you are standing directly in front of your vehicle the timing belt is located to the left side of the motor and the alternator is located directly behind the timing belt.
The ignition timing for the Mystique, Contour, and new age Cougar are controlled by the Powertrain Control Module (PCM), and are not adjustable by the typical shade tree mechanic.
Trouble code P0301 means: Cylinder 1 Misfire Detected
air is blowing bat problem is no air com to front only in class
Trouble code P0171 means:System too lean (Bank 1)
the rear speakers are located in the back doors. you have to remove the door panels to get at them.
im wandering where the transmission filter is on my 1996 mystique with a 4 cylinder.the filter has to go inside somewhere but not sure.if this is free it would be a huge help.perry