My 2000 Villager had the same problems, turned out the distributor was bad - not sure if it was the cam shaft sensor, the power transistor or the bearings giving out in the distributor. Replaced it and all was good. Check with a timing light while cold and when the engine starts to fail. I also found some broken metal pieces in the distributor.
also check for clogged catalytic converter. remove the front o2 sensor. drive van with sensor removed. if problem goes away, your catalytic converter is probably the problem. go to local auto parts store and ask them to scan the OBD. they will do it for free. dealer charges about $80. some sensors will turn on service engine light and some will not. the knock sensor will not turn on service engine light, but if it is malfunctioning the OBD scan will retrieve a code. I had the exact same problem with my 1993 Villager and I went to 6 diferrent garages paid for diagnostic scans, paid hour after hour of shop time. No one could figure it out. Including Ford and spent a fortune trying to cure the problem. Changed the O2 sensor, wires and and plugs, etc. etc. It was very frustrating. A backyard mechanic finally found the problem (brilliant man)and it cost me no new parts just a cup of coffee for my friend. MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR was dirty. It is a small part located under the hood up near the windshield. It is square. When you unscrew the small screw holding it on you lift the top part off. There is a small wire (looks like a guitar string) in there. Mine didn't need to be replaced it was dirty. Looked like a dust build up. My buddy cleared it off by a quick blow with an air compressor. DO NOT TOUCH the wire, I don't know if touching it will harm it. But remember to be gentle after all it is a sensor. GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!
30 - 35 PSI with the engine running.
It should be 30-35 psi with the engine running.
Inside the engine compartment by the passenger strut tower
30- 32 psi engine running, 36-40 psi key on engine off.
By bringing it to a trained mechanic so they can check the engine is running properly (which if the light is on it's probably not)
No. The knock sensor alerts you to the fact that there is an engine vibration that needs attention. Mine has been awaiting replacement for six months.
If the o2 sensor is bad, replace it. If the sensors are activating the check engine light, then the codes should be checked. The catalytic converter could be blocked or the engine may not be running properly.
I'll bet the fuel pump makes noise when the engine is running on the road too. You just can't hear it then. It's possible you have a bearing getting ready to seize up. I think I would replace the fuel pump now before it leaves you walking.
If I'm running it takes about 45 minutes to go a kilometer :)
white exhaust and rough running usually indicate possible blown head gasket.
You can burn as many as 300 calories for running 90 minutes. This is if you are running at an average intensity.
Is it running rough? I am wiling to bet you need to replace the plugs/wires. The roughness you experience is the sparking or arching with old plugs/wires. They cost about $45. Use a light coating of bulb grease on the ends of the the new wires, and replace them in the right order.
Within a few minutes of their birth ! Animals in the wild need to be 'up and running' as soon as possible to evade predators.
The DRL system does not need to be "activated", it is automatic and turns the lights on at reduced power whenever the engine is running with the park brake off. If the lights you are looking at are down low in the bumper at each corner, these are fog lights. There is a switch just below the headlight switch. Some Mercury models required you to pull out on the headlight switch. Check the owners' manual for proper operation.
Your owner's manual will list this. If you do not have one then change them at the first sign of the engine running badly, check engine light on, fuel mileage dropping, or at 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.
With the key on, engine off, with the relay pulled in, there should be very close to 12 volts. Withe the engine running there should be at least 13.5, but I don't know how you'd test that.
150 calories are burnt while running for 15 minutes.
Running one mile in nine minutes is running at 6.66 miles per hour.
As far as I can determine, only the Canadian models have a DRL system. There isn't much info on it in US repair manuals. I own a 1994 Canadian Villager. On my vehicle, the module is screwed onto the passenger side strut tower, right behind the cruise control servo. Not sure if the 1998 models are the same, but should be pretty similar.
Running is faster. You can run a mile in about 5-8 minutes. It takes about 20 minutes to swim a fast mile.
It's in the low pressure line running along the passenger side of the engine compartment. If there is a connection there with a nut, it's inside the tube there. If the line has no connection, it is crimped in and that section has to be cut out and replaced with a repair kit, or a new line installed.
you would be running 120mph
yes it does