2001 Mercury Villager Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Mercury Villager
2001 Mercury Villager Problems
The distributor shaft bearing can become rusty, and seize causing the engine to stall or not start. The failed distributor will commonly require replacement.
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.
A coolant leak may develop from a plug on the front of the rear cylinder head, behind the timing cover.
2001 Mercury Villager Questions
The erratic idle is with a hissing sound on the back side of the upper intake manifold. Could this be a manifold vacuum leak?
Upon starting the vehicle there is an intense gas smell and it runs very rough until warmed up. After that, it runs like a champ! The colder it is outside the longer it takes. On a typical summer day it starts right up,in the winter it's terrible and often dies while attempting to warmed up. ...