1998 Mercury Villager Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Mercury Villager

1998 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.

Recall to replace lower ball joints due to moisture damage

There was a recall to replace the lower ball joints because they were susceptible to damage from moisture.

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1998 Mercury Villager Questions

I put a new wiper motor in and wiper still doesn't work (1 answer)

What could be the problem

The van chokes and stalles out past 35 rpms. (1 answer)

I have pulled and checked all the spark plugs to make sure they're firing of fine. The spark plugs are just fine. Ive even done a tune-up to see if theres something else other the plugs and wires but no change. Ive also checked the air intake but it's cleaner than a whistle. I'm looki...

vehicle makes a clicking sound when I turn the steering wheel (1 answer)

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1998 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 97V184001
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER MINI VANS EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES SUPPLIED BY GNB TECHNOLOGIES. THESE BATTERIES HAVE A DEFECTIVE NEGATIVE POST THAT CAN CAUSE ACID LEAKAGE AND RELATED CORROSION DAMAGE.

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1998 Mercury Villager Reviews

pleased with van. One problem we seem to not be able to figure out is it keeps coming up with a p0300 multi cylinder misfire. We are completely lost. Done tune up, new distributor,timing,brakes,oil change. If anyone is having this same problem please contact me via email and let me know. Tired of paying mechanic bills. email is hotredneckguy@hotmail.com

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