A 1998 Mercury Mystique with the 4-cylinder 2.0 DOHC appears to have a non-interference engine. Therefore, if the timing belt breaks, there should be no damage to the valves/pistons.
According to the 1998 Mercury Mystique Owner Guide : With engine oil filter change : The 2.5 liter V6 engine takes ( 5.5 liters / 5.8 U.S. quarts of 5W-30 )
engine swapShort answer, no. Based on information from ADP Hollander. Edit:There should be no problem, provided that they were the same type, ie, two V6's or two I4's. I have the engine from a '96 Contour or Mystique in my 2000 Cougar with no problems, you wont even have to deal with the issue of return-vs-returnless fuel systems.
Yes, but if it stays on you should plan to take it in soon to have the engine checked. That is why the light is there.
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 )
That should be OBD 2
There should be six signal lights on the mystique, two front, to rear, and two sidemarker lights.
Follow the + battery cable should connect to relay
Duck tape should do the trick
should be on the bottom front of motor closer to driver side
Anyplace that sells batteries has this info.
According to the 2000 Mercury Mystique scheduled maintenance guide : ( Inspect at 120,000 miles for the 2.0 liter four cylinder engine ) The Gates website shows inspect at 120,000 miles , replace as needed
I have a 1998 Mercury Mystique LS automatic w/ a 2.5 liter V6 and it takes Mercon V transmission fluid. I'm not certain if it is the same for you, you should probably consult your owners manual.
You will have to fix the problem with the car, most places like auto zone can hook up a code scanner to the for free and tell you the reason the check engine light is on, once you get an answer, then you can fix the problem and the light should disappear.
i have a 1996 mystique and just changed the thermostat . all i done was followed the top radiator hose right to the thermostat. there should be 3 bolts, pull the hose off and there it was
I believe it is about 45 psi, not 100% sure though.
If the gas tank is vapor locking when it is hot outside, on a Mercury Mystique, it is probably because too much air is getting into the tank when the vehicle is driven. Replace the gas cap and this problem should go away.
the library should have a shop manual for this vehicle, you can make copies of the right sections :)
An average tune up ( everybody has something different) for that vehicle should be around $80
The fog light switch on the 98 Mystique is on the headlight switch. When you turn on the headlights, pull the switch towards and the fog lights should come on. Here is a link to the owners manual for the 98 Mystique http://www.analogstereo.com/pdf/om/mystique_owners_manual_1998.pdf
depending on the tire it is usually around 32 to 34. Check the tire side wall it should say there.
that sounds like your transsion you should have it looked at although you can drive it with out reverse for quite a while
check by the pedals to the left if should be in the paneling there will be a little sticker pointing it out. you'll have to push it up if it has been engaged
pulled in ( if the reset button is popped out , there is no power being allowed to go to your electric fuel pump )