1996 Mercury Villager Q&A
1996 Mercury Villager Question: thermostat not opening
I think you have a classic case of blown head gaskets. The least that would require is replacing the head gaskets. I'd say, get the car to a Ford specialist, tow it because if you drive it you will get it hot again and risk causing more damage. Try pulling the oil dipstick. If the oil is gooey and looks like a chocolate milkshake, there's coolant in the oil and that's usually caused by badly blown head gaskets. here's a directory link for you: http://repairpal.com/directory?address=76401&car_brand_names=Mercury - Superbob
If the vehicle previously got hot enough, it could be that you have developed a cylinder head or head gasket issue. Not necessarily common in the 3.0 Nissan / Mercury Villager engine, but definitely possible. See if the coolant reservoir smells of exhaust fumes. This is a good unofficial unscientific way of checking for a head issue. - DaveJHM
I have replaced the radiator,radiator cap,and thermostat but van is still overheating not as much as before but still does it temp will go down when stopped at red light
could this be the heater? or thermostat ? radiator does not get hot.
We have exhausted our thoughts on what can be making my van overheat. We replaced the fan motor, replaced thermostat, reseated distributor, had it timed, had new fan relay put in and it blew and re...
the heat in my villager will not even get warm. it constantly blows cold air. the outside temp is around 20. whay can I do? Need to fix it my self, Student and broke