I think it could be your donut gasket or a small hole in the exhaust pipe.
You may also need to change the oil. If the oil has not been changed for an extended period of time, the dirt and debris that accumulates in your oil will block the passages to the hydrolic lifters causing them to run "dry".
Be caution with the ticking noise, I once got a good, loud ticking noise in myne and it turned out to be a stuck lifter! Not replacing a stuck lifter can blow your engine.
A rumbling sound when a Civic Hybrid is accelerating could be due to an exhaust leak. When there is an exhaust leak too close to the manifold it can create a deeper rumbling noise.
There are ( 2 EXHAUST MANIFOLDS ) on your 1993 Mercury Villager 3.0 liter V6 engine
you do have an ( 02 ) sensor on the exhaust system
Exhaust manifold gasket leaking
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In the exhaust pipe, near the engine.In the exhaust pipe, near the engine.
Black smoke is an indication of an overly rich fuel/air mixture.
There are many issues that can make a car sputter when accelerating. For instance, the sparks plugs may need to be replaced. Another issue could be that the exhaust could be clogged or there could be a bad injector.
For some reason the gas is not completely combusting causing water to be expelled in the exhaust pipe.
it' on the left hand side by the exhaust
For a ( 2002 ) Mercury Grand Marquis : 220 horsepower ( 235 horsepower with dual exhaust )
check your wiring harness, that would be a good place to start.
Look between exhaust pipe & block.
Bank 2 is the drivers side of the engine in your Mercury Mountaineer ( V6 + V8 ) Sensor 1 is in the exhaust close to the engine before the exhaust enters the catalytic converter
sounds like a stuck fuel injector
It may be the heat shields on the exhaust system vibrating.
Do you have a custom exhaust? Maybe your accelerating to fast. Also check or change the gasoline filter. Check your air filter.
According to the 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis Owner Guide : Single exhaust ( 200 horsepower ) Dual exhaust ( 215 )
Some do, most do not. Easy enough to look under the back end of the car and see if there is an exhaust on both sides.
The oxygen sensors are in the exhaust pipes on most models.
oxygen sensor on 2.0 is located on the exhaust pipe on v6 it is located in front and rear exhaust manifolds
There are two, one is in the exhaust near the front of the engine, the other is in the exhaust pipe under the passenger seat area.
Condensation in the exhaust train is perfectly normal. It should dry out after several minutes. If it smells like antifreeze, suspect a bad head gasket.
Plugged fuel filter Plugged air filter Restricted exhaust (bad Cat)
Bank 2 is the drivers side of the engine in your Mercury Mountaineer Sensor 2 is in the exhaust after the catalytic converter