Mercury Villager

The Villager was a minivan manufactured by Ford Motor Company from 1993 to 2002, and was a rebadged version of the Nissan Quest. Designed by Moray Callum, the Villager featured a five-speed automatic transmission and a front engine, front-wheel drive layout.

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How do you change rear brake light 2001 mercury villager?

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Open the trunk and move back the carpet in the interior, there are three bolts that hold the light in place. remove all three and to remove broken bulb twist than what your doing if not careful you will crack the light.

How do you replace the oil pump on a 1996 mercury villager?

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not sure if there is a cross member in the way of getting the oil pan out or not?? just get under neath and look.......drain the oil obviously......... unbolt the oil pump replace new one....not to hard of a job unless you own a mustang which you have to lift the motor to remove the oil pan just all depends on were the cross member is at...if your oil pump went and you have drove it at all you may wanna uncap one of your main bearing and check it .....look for copper

What would cause the rear brake lights to stay on constantly even when the car is off on a 1991 CRX?

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Check your brake pedal, follow it up into the under dash. You should see where the pedal stop meets a bar with a switch attached. The rubber piece that triggers the swith to shut off the light when the brake is released probably broke off which leaves a hole in the pedal bar for the button on the switch to go through without being depressed to shut off the light.

Where is the relay and fuse for the seat belt located on a 1993 mercury villager?

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If you are looking for a broken fuse on this problem, then you are gonna have more than just the belts not operating (dome lights, power windows and more.) The fuse compartment beside the parking brake release handle contains the fuse for the belts. Something probable is the Inertia switch having high resistance. It will keep both belts on the rear (B)pillar even if you open the doors. To check the inertia switch on the left side behind the cover (you can see a small red button)remove it and use a ohmeter to see if the resistance is close to zero. Try cycling it with a small shock it will open and the just push the red button to close it. Recheck the resistance if it was high.

How do you change the valve cover gaskets on a 1995 Mercury Villager van?

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The question you ask is too involved for a proper answer. You need to go to a car parts store, and get a repair manual for your car. They cost about $16.00 Or, go to a Public Library.

Oohlalajameshunt, reiterate the answer of this statement. I recently just changed a 6 cylinder 1998 Grand Prix 3.8 valve cover gasket. I started at around 8:30 and finished around 2:30 pm, it could have been earlier but performing the repair myself took some time. It involves removing the alternator, serpentine belt, spark plugs, (make sure you number the plugs) check your wires for corrosion, so that you replace them as your replacing your valve cover gaskets. removing the coil rack and brakets also involved in replacing your gaskets. Called pep boys and they wanted 387.66 for the repair. Send me a picture of your engine and I'll resend you a work work picture repair guide. send response to

Thanks, James Hunt

How do you remove the ignition lock on a 1973 Chevy Corvette?

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To remove the igniton lock, remove the steering wheel and turn signal switch housing. From there you will be able to see the lock which holds the ignition lock into place. slide a screwdriver into the slot and apply pressure. The igntion lock can then be pulled out.

How do you change timing belt on 1995 mercury villager?

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While the manufacturer has not recommended a mileage interval for changing the timing belt on a 1998 Ford Contour, experienced technicians recommend changing the belt at 60,000 miles, according to Autodata's timing belt book. The engine is an interference engine, which means that should the timing belt stretch past its useful life or break, the valves will most likely contact the pistons, causing extreme engine damage. This procedure uses special tools that are available at the dealership.


Step 1

Disconnect the battery ground cable, using a wrench. Raise the front of the Contour with the floor jack, then support it with jack stands. Remove the right-front wheel, using the lug wrench. Remove the lower splash guard for the engine and the right, inner fender lower splash guard.


Step 2

Mark the direction of rotation on the accessory belt, using chalk or correction fluid to draw an arrow. Loosen the accessory belt tensioner with a wrench, then remove the accessory drive belt. Unbolt and remove the water pump pulley and the accessory drive belt tensioner, using the appropriate size sockets.


Step 3

Loosen the crankshaft pulley bolt. Number the spark plug wires so you know where they go when you replace them. Pull the spark plug wires of the plugs, then remove the spark plugs. Carefully slide the screwdriver into the number 1 piston hole until it contacts the piston. Turn the crankshaft until you feel the piston (via the screwdriver) come all the way to the top of the piston bore. At the same time, watch the timing marks on the crankshaft. The engine is on top dead center when the mark on the crankshaft pulley lines up with the mark on the 5 o'clock position on the block, next to the crankshaft pulley. If the marks line up, but the piston is not all the way to the top of the bore, turn the crankshaft once more and everything will line up.


Step 4

Remove the crankshaft pulley bolt and the crankshaft pulley, using the appropriate sockets. Make sure the crankshaft does not turn while you are removing the pulley. If it does, repeat Step 3. Remove the lower timing belt cover.


Step 5

Loosen the bolts on the left and right engine mounts. Do not remove the bolts--they need only to be loosened enough so that the engine can move a little bit. Unbolt the radiator overflow tank, but do not disconnect the hoses. Lay the overflow tank out of the way. Disconnect the cruise control cable with the appropriate socket or wrench. The cruise control cable is located on the throttle.


Step 6

Support the engine by placing the 2-by-4-inch board on the floor jack. Slide the floor jack under the engine and jack it up until it contacts the bottom of the engine. Remove the front engine mount, using the appropriate socket.


Step 7

Remove the power steering pipe bracket, the upper timing belt cover and the front engine mount bracket, using the appropriate sockets. Disconnect the accelerator cable and the cruise control cable from the valve cover. Remove the valve cover.


Step 8

Slide the camshaft alignment tool into the slots at the rear of the camshafts. Loosen the tensioner bolt, but do not remove it. Turn the tensioner clockwise with the appropriate-size Allen wrench, releasing tension on the belt. Unscrew the tensioner retaining bolt four turns. Unhook the tensioner bracket from the metal clip behind the tensioner.


Step 9

Remove the plug from the center of the exhaust side camshaft (the right camshaft when you are looking down at the engine) by unscrewing it. Using the appropriate wrench, hold the camshaft by putting the wrench on the hexagon-shaped end of the camshaft where you removed the plug. Loosen the retaining bolts on both camshaft sprockets. Remove the timing belt. Check the valve on the number 4 cylinder. The camshaft lobe should be facing inward.


Step 10

Install the crankshaft pulley, making sure the notch and the pointer are lined up. Remove the plug from the engine block, next to the motor mount bracket. Install the crankshaft timing pin. Adjust the crankshaft until it rests against the timing pin. Make sure all the timing marks stay lined up. Remove the crankshaft pulley.


Step 11

Install the new timing belt around the crankshaft sprocket, working your way counterclockwise, keeping the timing belt tight on the side opposite the tensioner. The timing belt route goes on the inside of the two idler pulleys, then around the outside of the camshafts and the inside of the tensioner. Check to be sure the crankshaft is still pushed up against the timing pin. Hook the tensioner bracket on the metal clip.


Step 12

Turn the tensioner counterclockwise with the appropriate-size Allen wrench, until the pointer is lined up with the mark located halfway between the 12 o'clock and 1 o'clock position. Tighten the tensioner bolt to 18.5 ft-lbs. of torque, then remove the Allen wrench.


Step 13

Hold the camshaft by putting a wrench on the hexagon part of the shaft. Tighten the intake sprocket retaining bolt to 50 ft-lbs. of torque. Tighten the exhaust sprocket retaining bolt to 44 ft-lbs. of torque. Remove the crankshaft timing pin and the camshaft alignment tools.


Step 14

Hold the exhaust camshaft by placing a wrench on the hexagon part of the camshaft. Torque the exhaust sprocket retaining bolt to 89 ft-lbs. of torque. Turn the crankshaft almost two turns (slowly). Reinstall the crankshaft timing pin. Turn the crankshaft clockwise until it touches the timing pin. Reinstall the camshaft tool in the camshaft slots to make sure it slides in smoothly. If it doesn't, remove the belt and repeat the procedure.


Step 15

Remove the camshaft tool and the crankshaft timing pin. Install a new plug into the exhaust camshaft sprocket and torque the plug to 27 ft-lbs. of torque. Install the plug into the crankshaft timing pin hole and tighten it to 18.5 ft-lbs. of torque. Install the rest of the parts in reverse order of removal. Tighten the crankshaft pulley bolt to 85 ft-lbs. of torque.

How do you remove the ignition lock cylinder from a 1996 Ford Thunderbird?

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Disconnect batter ground cable. Remove the upper and lower steering column shrouds. Remove lock screw and disconnect ignition switch electrical connector. Rotate the ignition switch to the RUN position. Remove the two screws retaining ignition switch. Disengage ignition switch from the actuator. When installing new key set, ensure new key set is in the RUN position prior to installion.

Where is the distributor on a 1998 mercury villager?

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The distributor in a Mercury Villager is the round thing at the front of the engine with the six spark plug wires attached to it.

How can you tell if the head is blown on a 1995 Mecuey Villager?

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Read the related question and its answer and start from there. Good luck sorting this out.

What is the IAT sensor circuit on a 2000 Mercury Villager and how do you change it?

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It is the intake air temperature sensor , and it,s located in the air intake boot.

How do you adjust the Throtle Position Sensor on a '96 Mercury Villager?

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Disconnect the TPS sensor connector. It's the lower of the 2 connectors. The other one is the idle sensor. Turn ignition key to on. At throttle fully closed, the reading on termial C of the connector should read 0.4v to 0.5v. (Looking INTO the connector with the notch on the connector pointing UP, C is the right most pin) At throttle fully open, the reading should be 4v. If readings are wrong Loosen the 2 holding screws (only enough to twist the sensor). Adjust accordingly. Tighten the screws.

What is wrong when a 2004 Ford Taurus shakes and gets worse as speed goes up?

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Most times your tires are out of balance. Driving it in that conditions adds more problems so get that corrected tomorrow.

Shakes that develop at or above specific speeds are usually caused by tire balance. Misalignment can also contribute to the problem


Can you convert a 2nd row bench seat to bucket seats in a 1997 mercury villager?

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Not without extensive work, the mounting points are different.

Mercury Villager with code p1446?

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Trouble code P1446 means: EVAP System Vent Control Closed

Does a Mercury Villager have a flywheel?

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Yes and no. It has a fly wheel if it is equipped with a manual transmission. It has a flex plate for an automatic transmission. But, that's like the term "motor" being used to describe an internal combustion "engine". In my world, a "motor" is connected to an electrical power source. Anyhow, the flex plate (flywheel) is a connection between the engine and the transmission. Every vehicle has one.

What are the symptoms of a bad knock se?

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There are no symptoms, because a knock sensor is a passive part.

The knock sensor is in the engine V under the intake manifolds and coolant crossover pipe. As it requires considerable disassembly and an expensive new gasket set to reach it, I suggest you make very sure there is something wrong with it first. You will have to remove the upper and lower intake manifolds and coolant crossover pipe assembly to reach it. Just because you are receiving a trouble code for it does not mean there is anything wrong with it. This sensor shares a circuit with other components that often will set a "ghost" trouble code.

Where is the reset switch for a 1999 mercury villager I read about the 1995 and it was in the same area. the button was down and I lifted it with a blade and it still won't start. Fuel Pump?

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The inertia switch would only be tripped by an impact. It is possible the switch is defective or broken. You would need to check whether the pump circuit is getting power to be sure. The fuel pump could also be bad.

How do you remove the rear two seats in a 1995 Mercury Villager?

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First, bring the seat backs all the way forward (so they make a stool seats.) On each of the middle seat "Captain's chairs" there are two levers. There is one on each side of the seat at the hinge facing front. One is on the "outside" of the seat and the second lever is on the "inside" of the seat. Release both levers preferably at the same time) and that will release the front hinges. The rear hinges do not have a release lever and can be "rocked" out of their postings for removal.

What does a villager look like?

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It looks like one of those African Voodo hut places that they do the crazy bongo drum thing in.

Where is the button to shut of the back hatch light on a 1994 mercury villager?

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There is no separate switch for it. Pushing the light switch will defeat the dome and courtesy lamps.

How do you change the timing belt on a 1993 Mercury Villager with a 3 liter engine?

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CAUTIONS: 1993 and 1994-96 timing belts are non-interchangeable. 1993 belt design was changed from a square or trapezoid type to a half circle or round type for 1994-96, This design extends service life of timing belt from 60,000 miles to 105,000 miles. Failure to install correct timing belt may result in a "whining" noise from engine compartment after replacement. Do not interchange individual components (timing belts, sprockets or tensioner spring assembles) between 1993 and 1994-96 model vehicles. These parts are interchangeable as a set only.


Disconnect battery ground cable, then drain coolant. Remove accessory drive belts. Remove A/C compressor drive belt idler pulley (tensioner) bolts, then idler pulley (tensioner). Remove upper radiator hose bracket bolt. Loosen two upper radiator hose clamps, then remove upper hose and bracket. Remove coolant bypass hose between thermostat housing and intake manifold coolant outlet. Disconnect main wiring harness from upper front cover (timing belt) cover, then remove eight upper timing belt cover bolts, then the upper cover, Fig. 20. Raise and support vehicle. Remove right front wheel and tire assembly and splash shield. Use strap wrench tool No. D85L-6000-A, or equivalent, to hold water pump pulley while removing water pump pulley bolts. Remove water pump pulley from water pump. Remove crankshaft pulley. Remove five lower timing belt cover attaching bolts and the cover. Rotate crankshaft in a clockwise direction to align crankshaft and camshaft sprocket timing marks, Fig. 21. If timing belt is to be reused, mark direction of rotation. Loosen timing belt tensioner nut, then remove timing belt. CAUTION: With timing belt removed, avoid turning camshaft or crankshaft. If movement is required, exercise extreme caution to avoid valve damage caused by piston contact.


Using suitable Allen wrench, turn timing belt tensioner clockwise until timing belt tensioner spring is fully extended, then temporarily torque timing belt tensioner nut to 32-43 ft. lbs. Install timing belt. If new belt, ensure white lines on belt align with seal plate (rear timing belt cover) timing marks and timing belt arrow is pointing away from engine block. If reusing timing belt, ensure removal directional arrow is pointing in correct direction. There should be 40 timing belt teeth between left and right camshaft sprockets and 43 teeth between lefthand camshaft sprocket and crankshaft timing belt sprocket. While holding timing belt tensioner pulley in position with suitable hex wrench, loosen tensioner nut. Allow timing belt tensioner to tension belt. Using suitable hex wrench, turn timing belt tensioner 70-80 degrees clockwise, then torque timing belt tensioner nut to 32-43 ft. lbs. Rotate crankshaft clockwise twice and align No. 1 piston to compression stroke TDC. Apply 22 lbs. of force on timing belt between righthand camshaft sprocket and timing belt tensioner. Using suitable hex wrench, hold timing belt tensioner, then loosen tensioner nut and adjust timing belt as follows: Install suitable 0.0138 inch and .5 inch wide feeler gauge between timing belt tensioner, Fig. 22. Installing Feeler Gauge Between Timing Belt & Tensioner

Turn crankshaft clockwise to position feeler gauge between timing belt tensioner and timing belt. Torque timing belt tensioner nut to 32-43 ft. lbs. Turn crankshaft clockwise to remove feeler gauge. Rotate crankshaft sprocket clockwise twice and align No. 1 piston to TDC compression stroke. Apply 22 lbs. of force on timing belt between right and lefthand crankshaft sprockets. Using suitable tool, measure timing belt deflection, 0.51-0.59 inch should be indicated. If not as indicated, repeat step 9. If deflection is still not as indicated, belt may be stretched and have to be replaced. Install lower engine front (timing belt) cover. Install crankshaft and water pump pulley. Install righthand splash shield and wheel assembly. Lower vehicle and install upper timing cover. Connect main wiring harness to upper timing belt cover. Install coolant bypass hose between thermostat housing and intake manifold coolant outlet. Install upper radiator hose, then upper radiator hose bracket. Install A/C compressor drive belt tensioner, then install and adjust accessory drive belts. Check and adjust ignition timing as required.

How do you remove the rear seat on a 2000 Pontiac Bonneville?

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I would think the seat bottom is mounted by two clips, one at each side. Push the front of the seat bottom very very firmly down, then rearward, then up to release the clip.

With the seat bottom out, it will be easier to get the seatback out.