2001 Mercury Villager Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Mercury Villager

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2001 Mercury Villager Problems

Engine Stall and/or No Start Condition

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.

Coolant Leak From Plug Behind Timing Cover

A coolant leak may develop from a plug on the front of the rear cylinder head, behind the timing cover.

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2001 Mercury Villager Questions

My2001 villager sport idles erratically. (1 answer)

The erratic idle is with a hissing sound on the back side of the upper intake manifold. Could this be a manifold vacuum leak?

specs on head bolts torque (1 answer)

How do I find a leak in my fuel injection system? (1 answer)

Upon starting the vehicle there is an intense gas smell and it runs very rough until warmed up. After that, it runs like a champ! The colder it is outside the longer it takes. On a typical summer day it starts right up,in the winter it's terrible and often dies while attempting to warmed up. ...

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2001 Mercury Villager Recalls

Recall 00V338001
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINI VANS. THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE THE PLASTIC TRIM COVER AROUND THE BASE OF THE FRONT SEAT SAFETY BELT BUCKLE TRAPPED BETWEEN THE SHOULDER OF THE RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE BOLT AND THE SEAT PEDESTAL. THIS COULD EVENTUALLY ALLOW THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE BOLT TO LOOSEN.

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