Mercury Villager Problems

Fuel Injectors May Fail and Cause Drivability Concerns on Mercury Villager

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

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Mercury Villager Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 132,815 (70,000–173,000)
Engines affected: 3.0L V6, 3.3L V6
10 model years affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, more1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
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while driving the car feels like its not getting enough gas and it sputters and the more gas it give it the worst it gets.........around town at 35mph it drives fine...highway driving at a higher speed it hesitates a lot. three machamics have looked at it an no one can figure it out
engine miss when stopped at stop light - keeps tugging to go forward not hard but noticeable tug
also notice shifting problem at certain speeds li about 40 mph
drove fine all morning until traffic problems on interstate. one the van slowed down, we could feel a 'bucking' sensation. shortly after that, the check engine light came on. was near the dealer, so drove it there. the checked it out and reported the #5 injector was misfiring.
have felt hesitation around 40 mph for several years. past few months it got worse. have to replace 3 of the fuel injectors. replaced one last year when van chugged all day and then died.
Occasionally shudders and bucks while driving it. Especially during acceleration. It has not died so far. Knock on wood. I have changed the spark plugs and wires , the fuel filter and I am prepared to install a new distributor after reading the blogs. The check engine light does not come on. It is a hit and miss situation, but, it feels very untrustworthy so I need to get it fixed. Could it be an fuel injection problem? Nothing shows up on the scan.

Thank you.
Number #3 cylinder on the back side had a bad injector. since it was a terrible pain in the ass to get to It
I replaced all three back cylinder injectors because of this difficulty getting too them.