1991 Mercury Capri Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1991 Mercury Capri

An alternator pulley, of the incorrect size, installed at the factory can be the cause of drive belt failure and illumination of the battery light. The alternator pulley should be inspected and replaced as necessary if the drive belt brakes. When the new belt installed, it must be adjusted to the proper tension.

Fitment and deterioration of weatherstripping on mating surfaces of the convertible top can cause water to leak in the interior. The contour of the roof can also contribute to the leak problems. Foam can be added to bolster the contact points where leaks occur and / or the weatherstrips can be replaced where they are deformed.

Faulty material in manufacturing could cause the inside door pull handle to break. Both handles should be replaced.

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The car idles fine, runs well on level ground at constant speed, but when I need more acceleration, such as going up a hill or accelerating quickly, it shudders and lurches forward, and I can't get enough power. One friend suggested either engine mounts or clogged injectors.

My automatic windows will not roll back up. I think I popped a fuse. is this an easy fix? what amp or voltage do I need? any advise? thanks.

If memory serves me right they said it was the hydro carbons and that it barely failed. They told me to add a fuel additive and bring it back but it didn't pass again but it was closer. The car had been sitting in a garage and almost never used for the past few years. The shop said I shoul...

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THE AIR BAG MODULES DO NOT MEET THE FORD SPECIFICATIONS FOR HIGH AMBIENT TEMPERATURE PERFORMANCE.THE RUBBER TUBE THAT CONNECTS THE TRANSMISSION TO THE TRANSMISSION OIL COOLER (IN THE RADIATOR) MAY DISCONNECT CAUSING DISCHARGE OF FLUID.

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good car to drive good on gas and fun to drive on the weekend let the top down and drive on the hot sun good for short trip to the beach.

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