The distributor shaft bearing can become rusty, and seize causing the engine to stall or not start. The failed distributor will commonly require replacement.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2002 Mercury Villager
2002 Mercury Villager
2002 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.
2002 Mercury Villager Questions and Answers
OK this one has be baffled. My brake lights do not work. The third brake light works just fine. The turn signals work as well. The tail lights work. The only thing not working is the brake lights. ...
unable to open door from the outside
when i turn my ac on it blows warm air in the front but when i turn the back unit on it blows cold
does the a/c need discharged to replace heater core
2002 Mercury Villager Reviews
I found this 2002 Mercury Villager Sport in Florida, the woman who owned it said it belonged to her husband and he died in 2004. I bought the van in 2011 AND IT ONLY HAD 34,994 MILER ON IT. THE ONLY PROBLEM I found was with the rear windshield wiper, it makes one swipe and goes to sleep. I guess I can't complain, I only paie 3000.00 for it and have put 1,000 miles on it had to replace some seals and all four wheels where she had let it set for 11 years. It is the best running vehicle I have ever had. Wouldn't buy anything else, run it until wheels fall off. Can anyone tell me whats wrong with rear windshield wipper. T. J.
Bought used from dealer at 26000 now 86000. Excellent car. No major problems except replaced front axles at 79000 and one fuel injector replaced. Good gas mileage, 19-20 in town, 24-26 on highway. Middle seat heavy to remove and replace.