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Mercury Villager Fuel Injectors May Fail and Cause Drivability Concerns

Mercury Villager Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Engines Affected: 3.0L V6, 3.3L V6

Average Mileage: 124,142 mi (70,000 mi - 173,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 160,000 mi

    while driving the car feels like its not getting enough gas and it sputters and the more gas it give it the worst it gets.........around town at 35mph it drives fine...highway driving at a higher speed it hesitates a lot. three machamics have looked at it an no one can figure it out

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  • Visitor, , 3.3L V6, 70,000 mi

    drove fine all morning until traffic problems on interstate. one the van slowed down, we could feel a 'bucking' sensation. shortly after that, the check engine light came on. was near the dealer, so drove it there. the checked it out and reported the #5 injector was misfiring.

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  • i change the fuel pump and spark plugs and it still willnt start

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  • Visitor, , 3.3L V6, 165,000 mi

    engine miss when stopped at stop light - keeps tugging to go forward not hard but noticeable tug
    also notice shifting problem at certain speeds li about 40 mph

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  • Visitor, , 3.3L V6, 71,000 mi

    had it fixed

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  • Visitor, , 3.3L V6, 108,000 mi

    Car while on highway suddenly without any light warning starts to lose power and sputters balking ! Very dangerous situation and I had a new Distributor put in and now a month later seems like the same old symptoms
    Now maybe it is the fuel pump or fuel injectors
    Is this car Mercury Villager worth saving? What are the costs and can it be corrected safely?

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  • Visitor, , 3.3L V6, 122,000 mi

    have felt hesitation around 40 mph for several years. past few months it got worse. have to replace 3 of the fuel injectors. replaced one last year when van chugged all day and then died.

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