Mercury Repair and Maintenance

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

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Mercury Problems

Coolant Leak and/or Engine Overheating Due to Cracked Intake Manifold

The composite (plastic) intake manifold may crack near the thermostat housing and cause a coolant leak. Ford released an updated manifold that was reinforced to prevent a recurrence. No recall was issued for this problem but Ford did extend the warranty to seven years on some models from the date of purchase.

Check Engine Light Illumination

The check engine light may come on due to failure of the Variable Camshaft Timing (VCT) solenoids. The VCT solenoids will need to be replaced if they are the reason the check engine light came on.

Police/fleet/natural gas models may experience lower ball joint wear
Certain police, fleet, and natural gas models may experience lower ball joint wear, requiring replacement in the front. This was a safety recall.

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Mercury Questions

no headlights and wont crank, no turn signal (1 answer)

I have no turn signal or headlight so I disconnected the battery and charged it .
put the battery back in and car wont crank, checked and replaced fuses as needed.

When I park my car and I try to turn it back on it wont start I have get a jump (2 answers)

Weve checked the battery and the test says its good but it leaks water we rescently did a tune-up and oil change but my truck dies down very frequently

AC blows hot air when turned on, but compressor is working. (1 answer)

The AC has been working without any problems until late a last week. It started to blow hot air instead of cold. I checked the compressor, and it's cycling just like it's suppose to. The lines are getting cold but no cold air. Was told that it's a switch under the dash and that the sw...

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Mercury Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Does Not Inflate Properly

The second stage of air bag deployment may not deploy, resulting in the increased risk of occupant injury. Dealers will inspect and replace the driver's front air bag module as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Headlights Fail To Operate

The lighting control module may fail, resulting in the loss of headlight operation. Dealers will replace the lighting control module free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Mercury Reviews

I have. 2005 mercury montego premier. I did scheduled services and treated her well. She gas 87000 miles on her. The gear shift is beginning to stick in park but i hear its just a computer upgrade. I love this car. Paint fades in the hot desert sun but have taken care of that too. She has never let me down and i plan on being happy with her for years to come
I bought this 1997 Mercury Villager a year ago and overall I love it I drove in from work and from Little Rock to Pine Bluff and back from North Little Rock to Alexander Benton and Bryant all the time I put the miles on them about her at a hundred and twenty five thousand miles and so far she is sitting at 200500 miles not too bad she is really really good there's always some issues but that's ...
I bought our 2004 V8, AWD for my wife used with about 50,000 miles on it from a used car lot and am the second owner. Shortly after our purchase my wife was diagnosed with cancer so we spent the next 3+ years driving 350+ miles 1 - 2 times per week to Atlanta for Chemotherapy and doctors appointments. The Mountaineer performed superbly and the only real problem we ever had was the transmissio...

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