1996 Mercury Villager Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Mercury Villager

1996 Mercury Villager Problems

No Start, Engine Stalls

The distributor shaft bearing can become rusty, and seize causing the engine to stall or not start. The failed distributor will commonly require replacement.

Fuel Injectors May Fail and Cause Drivability Concerns

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.

Exhaust Manifold Can Warp and Cause the Studs to Break Off

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.

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1996 Mercury Villager Questions

I am not getting spark and the fuel pump dosent humm when the ignition switch on (1 answer)

The engine turns over no spark and no gas . there was a wire lose on the ignition switch and it sparked I replaced all the fuses now it wont start just turns over.someone told me there is a reset switch on the back of the van somewhere

would my A/C power button affect the A/C compressor from kicking on? (1 answer)

The Light on A/C power button does not come on and nor does the ac compressor kick on. Would the faulty button be the problem or could it be the compressor itself be the issue?

I have replaced the altenator & battery it still will not charge (1 answer)

I have put 3 altenators on the van. I know the altenator is good but when I have it checked it still says I have a bad voltage regulator. Sometimes it charges but then it stops charging. Is there anything else I should check

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1996 Mercury Villager Recalls

Recall 00V419002
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINIVANS. THE FUEL TANK VENT HOSE ALLOWS AIR TO VENT FROM THE FUEL TANK DURING REFUELING. CRACKS HAVE DEVELOPED IN THE VENT HOSE. IF (1) THE FUEL TANK IS OVERFILLED, NOT ALLOWING EXCESS FUEL IN THE VENT HOSE TO FLOW BACK INTO THE TANK, (2) THE VEHICLE IS DRIVEN ONLY A ...
Recall 98V012001
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINI VANS. THESE VEHICLES WERE PRODUCED WITH POWER WINDOWS THAT CAN BE CLOSED AFTER THE IGNITION KEY IS TURNED TO THE "OFF" POSITION AND THE RIGHT FRONT (PASSENGER) DOOR IS OPENED. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 118, "POWER-OPERATED WINDOW SYSTEMS."

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1996 Mercury Villager Reviews

I have had this van since 1997. From 16,000 to 135.000 and it has paid for itself. It has needed repairs but considering the years - it has been reasonable. It will probably do another 100,000.
great ride & good mileage. Experience problem with cruise comtrol and air conditioner

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