The distributor shaft bearing can become rusty, and seize causing the engine to stall or not start. The failed distributor will commonly require replacement.
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2000 Mercury Villager Problems
The fuel injectors can fail and cause drivability problems. Often there is no Check Engine light and the failures can be caused by corrosion of the connector, clogging beyond the point of cleaning, and/or internal failures.
2000 Mercury Villager Recalls (Recent)
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES, LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AND MINI VANS EQUIPPED WITH TRW SEAT BELT BUCKLE ASSEMBLIES. THE BUCKLE BASE OF THESE SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES WERE NOT PROPERLY HEAT TREATED AND THEREFORE DO NOT PASS THE LOAD BEARING REQUIREMENT OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 209, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES."Learn more »
2000 Mercury Villager Questions and Answers
mechanic tuned it up replaced wires distrib. still does the same thing only happens when it has been running for a while. seems to be fine in neutral. feels like total loss of power wont rev up whe...
Read forums, tried disconnecting MAFS, O2 and TPI sensors. No Luck. I ran concentrated injector cleaner through gas... Worked for 2 weeks! Problem returned.. Tried same treatment... no luck this ti...
Changed plugs, cap, rotor, wires and still having idle issues. Runs fine at speed but drops down to 400 rpm or less at idle then back to 650 until engine stalls. I have yet to see a check engine ...
2000 Mercury Villager Reviews
my a/c compressor stay on at all the time even when the switch is off
I've had my van since new. I currently have 159,000 miles on it. The engine has been bulllet proof. Only negative with this car is it tends to go through front brakes every 15K miles. Front rotors also tend to warp to easily too. Another problem is that the front A/C - Heater fan speed resistor tends to burn out every year or so.
Major repairs (other than normal maintenance) include:
CV Shafts (LH 2x and RH 1x)
Rear O2 sensor
Engine Distributor (only time car left me strained on the road).
Motor mounts (all 4)
Lower Ball Joints
A/C - Heater Fan Speed resistor
I have had my 2000 villager for four years and i love it except for the fact the the brace for the motor broke off and took a piece of the frame with it. now it just sits in the drive with a jack unde the motor
I just bought this 2000 Villager and so far everything is great the side door on passenger side needs a handle but I got it for 4200.00 financed so I didnt do to bad,I will never EVER own a Dodge again the Caravans in the 90s have many problems that should have been recalled but they took the easy way out and let it go.little shimmy on passenger side after 65mph but im gonna have that fixxed and I will repost what it was I beleive its a ball joint going bad thats what it feels like...Very very confy love it hopefully it will last me a couple years.
I just bought this car with 168k miles and so far it is the most comfortable car I have driven. Good on milage. My van also has a little shake on 65mph. I did not take it to any shop yet, so I do not know what it is. Another auto center told me that the van needs some service on transmission because the fluid is turning light. Everything is working except the A/C and Heat. A/C needs to be replaced and the heating is not blowing warm air. It also does not blow any air to windshild.
Last thing that is calling my attention is a little smell of burning rubber coming from the front brakes when I got home.
Despite of those problems I am very glad with this car.