1996 Mercury Villager Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1996 Mercury Villager based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.
A coolant leak may develop from a plug on the front of the rear cylinder head, behind the timing cover.
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 exhaust manifold often warps and cracks, breaking off the studs between the cylinder head and the exhaust manifold. A ticking type noise may be noted most noticeable when the engine is cold.