Fuel Injectors May Fail and Cause Drivability Concerns on Mercury Villager

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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Average mileage: 130,000 (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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1993 Mercury Villager - 3.0L V6 160,000 mi,
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
2000 Mercury Villager - 3.3L V6 165,000 mi,
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
2002 Mercury Villager - 3.3L V6 70,000 mi,
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.
i change the fuel pump and spark plugs and it still willnt start
2002 Mercury Villager - 3.3L V6 71,000 mi,
had it fixed
2001 Mercury Villager - 3.3L V6 122,000 mi,
failing #3 and "weak" #5 injector. This code does not always show up on scans
2000 Mercury Villager - 3.3L V6 122,000 mi,
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.
1999 Mercury Villager - 3.3L V6 152,000 mi,
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.