1997 Mercury Mystique Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Mercury Mystique
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1997 Mercury Mystique Problems
The Check Engine Light can illuminate with codes due to the lack of EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) flow caused. This is commonly a result of a clogged passage in the intake manifold. To correct this problem, the EGR valve has to be removed and the passage cleaned thoroughly. Partial restriction of this passage can cause smog test failures for the NOx emissions without causing a drivability symptom.
Transmission problems are common in this model, often as a result of a failed front pump. The pump loses its ability to create hydraulic pressure, which an automatic transmission needs to function. A sign of front pump failure can be a whine type noise.
1997 Mercury Mystique Questions
Now car won't start what can it be
Ok car starts up goes into drive no problem. Hard shift into 2nd and slips going into 3rd and fourth. Vacuum sensor? And to end of engine is knocking hard when it's cold and starts up but decreases in noise when warm. Plan on doing work myself can't afford to pay a mechanic. Single full-t...
flashers turned on causes brake lights to work only turn signals still not operating nor are the flashers flashing turn off flashers northing works
1997 Mercury Mystique Recalls
1997 Mercury Mystique Reviews
We have over 200,000 miles on ours and she still runs great. Put in a used trans with 60,000 miles and a new clutch/flywheel at about 180,000. That's it. Great car.
1997 was the year for this car. A V-6 with a manual trans. With nearing 600,000 miles this is still the best car every. This has been a work-car since new,it has been used as an SCCA Autocross car since 2000. Sure the water pump failed on que, the electric wires cooked after the recall date, but I can get 41MPG when I really try.True the check engine light stay on and the A/C stopped working ye...