Mercury

This category covers questions about Mercury, a division of Ford Motor Company. Mercury was founded in 1939 by Edsel Ford, son of Henry Ford and was phased out by Ford Motor Company in 2010. Mercury specialized in manufacturing and selling entry-level luxury vehicles.

1,528 Questions
Mercury
Mufflers and Tailpipes
EGR Systems
Ford F-250

Why would a 1992 Mercury blow black smoke?

Black smoke is caused by an over rich mixture and normally occurs whenever the engine is working hard. Like going up a steep grade, being loaded heavy or during heavy acceleration. More black smoke can be observed when the vehicle is operated at higher altitudes because the air is thinner. A dirty air filter is also another cause of excessive black smoke. If black smoke is noticed while the engine is idling at low altitude or under normal driving conditions this condition should be diagnosed a.s.a.p. to prevent engine damage. bad rings or busted pisten you need anew motor

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Mercury
Power Steering

How do you replace a power steering hose on an '86 mercury station wagon?

Go to your local auto parts store and buy the hose (or better yet both, the other one is probably ready to go since it's the same age). You will need to know year/make/model and engine size, and if you are buying only the broken one you'll need to know if it was the high or low presure hose that needs replacing.

The best tool for this job is a flare nut wrench. Use the new hoses to find the right size (or sizes) to fit the ends of the hoses, since hte car is an '86 it is about 90% certain it will use an SAE wrench, these are the ones sized in fractions (1/2" 3/4" etc.). Be aware there is a *small* chance the old hoses will be different sizes, but it is unlikely.

Also buy a can of PB Blaster, or other good rust penetrant, this will help loosen the nuts on the old hoses. A drain pan will be needed to catch leaking fluid, and you will need more power steering fluid (never reuse the old stuff even if it hasn't all leaked out).

Once you get home, open the hood and look for the old hoses, they will go from the pump on the front of the engine (where the belts are) to the steering box or rack (which it is depends on what mercury model you have). Once you find the hoses, compare it as best you can to the ones you bought to see if it looks like you have the right ones. If so it is a simple matter of spraying the nut on the end of the hose with the PB Blaster, loosening the nuts with the wrench. This can be hard if they've rusted in place, be careful that the wrench is the right size and on tight, then pull with all your might. Once you have the old one off, use the way it was installed as a guide to how to lay the new one, then *carefully* start the nuts on the end by hand, you want to make sure it is threading in straight or you'll strip the threads and need to replace some very expensive parts. Once you have them started by hand use the wrench to tighten them up. Check to make sure the hoses aren't rubbing up against anything that could damage them, then refill the system to the recommended mark (DO NOT OVERFILL THE P.S. SYSTEM). Start the car and turn the wheel back and forth a few times. Stop the car and check the fluid level and add more if needed. Start the car again and check the ends of the new hoses for leaks, have someone turn the wheel a little in each direction i you can to see if it leaks under load. If there are no leaks, you are done.

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Car Starting Problems
Mercury
Starters and Ignition Systems
Ford F-150

Why won't a 1994 Mercury Trio start with the key but it will if you put power to the starter solonid ignition switch or neutral switch?

Just guessing here, but it sounds like you need a PATS key to start your car. (passive anti-theft system). I don't know if your particular vehicle requires one, look in the owner's manual. If you have the original Mercury key, it would have a plastic head containing a computer chip (transponder). Contact your local Ford, Mercury, Lincoln dealer and ask for the Parts Dept., or a help desk. Have your make, model and VIN number handy. If your car needs a pats key, dealer prices can be high, try getting one on ebay. You'll still need to go to a dealer or a specialized locksmith shop and have it programmed. If you find out that your car doesn't require a pats key, then I'd check to see if the ignition key tumbler needs replaced.

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Mercury
Powerboats

What octane gasoline should you use in your mercury 225 efi?

The Mercury EFI outboards require a minimum octane rating of 87. Since the engine will operate on the lower octane fuel, it is a matter of personal preference.

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Mercury
Fuel and Fuel Intake
Turbo and Superchargers
Ford F-350

How do you turbocharge a diesel?

You put a turbocharger on it, you can order one offf of Jegs.com

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Mercury
Mercury Sable
Ford Explorer XLT
Chevy Trailblazer

My keyless entry on my mercury sable 2001 doesn't work could it be a blown fuse?

the batterys in your keyless remote may need to be changed

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Mercury
Powerboats
Senior Secondary Certificate SSC

Where can you find parts for an old mercury out board engine?

Check out www.oldmercs.com. They have the most comprehensive inventory I have ever seen and their prices are very reasonable. I've needed some obscure parts for my 1940 K4 and was shocked at how much they have available for it still. You can even get original parts lists with illustrations.

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Mercury
Head Gaskets and Valve Covers
Air Filters and Intake Manifolds
Ford Escape XLT

What does an intake manifold do?

It basically takes the air from the outside and sends it to the individual cylinders on the vehicle. It has a sensor in it that senses air flow and, with this information as well as other information from other sensors, It will establish the correct air fuel mixture just before the mixture goes into the cylinder.

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Cars & Vehicles
Mercury
Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
Facebook

What makes a car stop running hot?

replace the radiator. There are a lots of cause why a car stop and running hot. First, your car might have damage head gasket. Second, it might have a worned thermostat and you might need to replace the water pump.

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Mercury
Thermostats
Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

Where is the thermostat for a 1999 mercury cougar 2.5L V6?

Normall follow the top radiator hose to housing "T" should be in housing

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Mercury

How do you rebuild a 19L engine on a 1995 Mercury Tracer?

The answer cannot be posted on line. Too much information and variables to post here. Purchase a repair manual at most auto parts stores for instructions. You better be skilled before attempting this. This is a job for someone who knows what they are doing, not an amateur. I was forced to rebuild mine when the #4 intake valve cracked and dropped into the cylinder. Yes, you will definitely need the repair manual, a comprehensive set of hand tools, a good torque wrench, a cylinder wall hone, an air compressor, and a means to hoist the engine. Also something else to drive- it took me almost three months to complete. But the job is doable- I have over 110K miles on the rebuild and it is still running strong.

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Mercury
Heater Cores and Blower Fans
Dodge Ram Van
Ford F-150

You have a '95 mercury vill 30l v-6 you think you need a new heater core how much and how do you install it where do you find it under the engine what does it look like?

If you're asking all these questions, you're better off taking it to a mechanic and have them check it for you. The heater core is located under the dash, bolted to the firewall. It's a complicated and very frustrating procedure to change one. If it's leaking, you'd notice the carpet was wet and yuou'd smell coolant inside the car. If it just doesn't blow heat from the heater, it might just be clogged, and the entire cooling system needs backflushed. You can check this by warming up the engine until the radiator hose is warm/hot to the touch, and then locate the two heater hoses that go to the firewall from the engine. One is an inlet, the other is a return hose. If only one of them is warm, then the heater core is clogged, if both are warm, the your problem is something else. The climate control system utilizes vacuum operated "doors" or "flaps" to direct air to the passenger compartment. Check that all of them are functioning properly. If you have an electronic climate control system, it could be faulty.

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Mercury
Spark Plugs and Wires
Mercury Grand Marquis
Ford Expedition XLT

Why does your 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis buck or misfire when under a load mostly when climbing a hill but taking it out of overdrive seems to reduce the problem?

You solved the problem yourself. DO NOT USE overdrive unless you are on an open road and driving over 55 miles an hour. If you do you could cause the transmission to start slipping and pay thousands to repair expectially if you are hualing a load.

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Mercury
Distributors and Distributor Caps
Mercury Sable
Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer

1993 mercury sable starts fine wont idle or drive it stalls?

first I would check fuel preasure,second I would make sure the exhaust isn't plugged causing back preasure. You didnt say if you have a check engine light, also check for vacume leaks or disconnected hoses.You should also check the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor to see if it is dirty or defective. If there is corrosion on the diodes this can usually be cleaned off using some electrical contact cleaner and a toothbrush. Becareful not to use too much force when cleaning or you will break the elements and will then need to replace the MAF sensor. I recently (May '07) replaced one w/ a unit from a local salvage yard and the price was $35. A new MAF sensor for this Make & Model will cost you around $100.The fuel filter is something else you can check if you have low fuel pressure. If you do have a check engine light coming on I would take the car to one of your local auto parts stores and have them check the code(s) for you. Most automotive parts stores will do this as a free service.

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Human Anatomy and Physiology
Mercury
Chemistry

Are there any dangers of using mercury?

Yes. Mercury is very toxic and can cause mercury poisoning, which is very serious.

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Mercury
Spark Plugs and Wires
Mercury Mountaineer
Air Filters and Intake Manifolds

How do you repair a stripped spark plug 3 left Side on 2002 V8 mercury mountaineer Do you just take off the air intake mainfold?

Many auto parts stores sell a helicoil thread insert kit that will replace the damaged or missing threads. The kit should include an installation tool that will reach down into where the spark plug was removed. The kit will have instructions on enlarging the stripped hole and creating new threads for the helicoil or steel insert. A new spark plug should thread directly into the new thread insert.

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Mercury
2000-2005 Dodge & Plymouth Neons
Academic Writing
Parts of Speech

What is wrong if your 90 Mercury 5.0 started up fine and you turned the idle up but when you whet to drive it had no power and lots of popping from the exhaust when you put it in neutral?

The popping from the exhaust and the lack of power sounds like there is something in the timing. Most likely the timing chain is worn and needs replacing.

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Mercury
Chevy S-10
Chevy Blazer S-10
Ford Ranger XL

How do you install a wiring harness to hook to trailer lights on a 1998 grand marquise?

U-Haul sells a kit with instructions

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Cars & Vehicles
Car Starting Problems
Mercury
Mercury Sable

Car won't start suspect starter brushes Hit starter with hammer car starrts. Replace brushes car OK. Parts store dealer don't sell brushes. Go to car electrical store that sells retail.?

it isn't logical to remove the starter, dissasemble it, and attempt to fix it. if you are going to do that much work....REPLACE IT.

"isn't logicial" what are you nuts!! it takes two little(but long) bolts to take a starter apart and a whole 20 minuets to replace the brushes. why the hell would you pay 100-200 for a "referbished" starter; or god help you 250+ for a brand new one when the brushes cost 10-30$. just make sure it is the brushes and not the drive gear(look for pits in the copper lines) those things tend to get expensive, usually as much as a referbished unit. ~isn't logicial LOL i bet that guy works for the government~ The best place to buy starter/alternator rebuild kit(or individual pieces) are repair shops/electrical stores that deal only with starters and/or alternators

**My starter for my gmc 2500 was only $30 at Auto zone....all shiny

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Mercury
Check Engine Light
Dodge Caravan
Ford Explorer XLT

I replaced my alternator twice in a 2000 cougar and looks like this one is about to go bad the engine light comes on after driving a while and it gets worse and worse until it stops again why?

First, how is the batt? New, old? Most charging/starting systems have a regulator for the alternator so it will not overcharge the batt or produce more power than the car needs. If this is working incorrectly it could keep damaging your alternator. There could also be a parasitic draw of power from your car causing the alternator to run continuously at a high rate. Do you have an aftermarket stereo hooked up in the car? Have your engine light scanned at a garage. The code stored in your car can help lead the mechanic to the source of your problem. I am an auto tech, but without actually seeing your car this is the best advice I can give.

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Headlights Tail and Brake Lights
Mercury
Mercury Grand Marquis
Ford Explorer XLS

Why would the brake lights license plate lights nor the rear windshield brake light work on your Ford Mercury Grand Marguis?

Are all the bulbs burned out maybe? Possible bad fusable link. Check fuse box with key on to make sure you're getting power there to all the fuses. If no, replace fusable link.

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Mercury
Chemistry
Elements and Compounds

Can change mercury from liquid state into solid state?

You can change Mercury from a liquid to a solid state by taking it to or below -40 degrees. It does not matter if you use a Centigrade thermometer or Fahrenheit one.

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Mercury
Chevy Silverado
Mercury Grand Marquis
The Sims 2

You want to put a lift kit on your 1999 Grand Marquis but you cant find any?

will 22 fit on my 1999 grand marquis or do i need to add a lift kit fit the rims

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Mercury

What does OBD code J1850 indicate?

J1850 is not a trouble code. It is a protocol that the OBD-II system uses. Trouble codes will be represented by a P before the numbers

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Mercury
Mercury Grand Marquis
Turn Signals and Hazard Lights
1982-1994 Chevy Cavaliers

2001 Mercury Grand Marquis Flasher Location?

Internal to multi-function switch. Multi-function switch is mounted with two bolts. This will be a 5 minute repair.

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