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1997 Mercury Grand Marquis Problems

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Most Common 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis Problems

The 1996-2001 Mercury Grand Marquis with a 100% plastic intake manifold is known for engine overheating, even with normal use, and a coolant leak from the front of the manifold. This will often tr...
Transmission problems are common in this model, often as a result of a failed front pump. The pump loses its ability to create hydraulic pressure, which an automatic transmission needs to function....
A spring in the seat belt buckle may wear or fail, causing the airbag light on the instrument panel to illuminate. Failed buckles will require replacement.
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0 Known 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis Brakes Problems

1 Known 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis Drive Train Problem

Transmission problems are common in this model, often as a result of a failed front pump. The pump loses its ability to create hydraulic pressure, which an automatic transmission needs to function....

2 Known 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis Electrical & Lights Problems

A spring in the seat belt buckle may wear or fail, causing the airbag light on the instrument panel to illuminate. Failed buckles will require replacement.

7 Known 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis Engine Problems

The 1996-2001 Mercury Grand Marquis with a 100% plastic intake manifold is known for engine overheating, even with normal use, and a coolant leak from the front of the manifold. This will often tr...
The throttle position sensor (TPS) may fail. Common symptoms of a defective TPS can be rough idle, hard starting, hesitation on acceleration, poor fuel economy, and stalling.
Bad spark plugs or an ignition coil can cause ignition misfire, which will illuminate the Check Engine Light.

2 Known 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis Exhaust & Emissions Problems

One or more oxygen sensors may fail resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light.

0 Known 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis Maintenance Problems

0 Known 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis Miscellaneous Problems

2 Known 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis Suspension & Steering Problems

The steering gear may have an internal problem that makes turning to one side difficult; it may need to be replaced. A wheel alignment is needed after the steering gear is replaced.
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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Known 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis Problems & Complaints

The 1996-2001 Mercury Grand Marquis with a 100% plastic intake manifold is known for engine overheating, even with normal use, and a coolant leak from the front of the manifold. This will often tr...
Transmission problems are common in this model, often as a result of a failed front pump. The pump loses its ability to create hydraulic pressure, which an automatic transmission needs to function....
A spring in the seat belt buckle may wear or fail, causing the airbag light on the instrument panel to illuminate. Failed buckles will require replacement.
The throttle position sensor (TPS) may fail. Common symptoms of a defective TPS can be rough idle, hard starting, hesitation on acceleration, poor fuel economy, and stalling.
The heater hose outlet may leak coolant at the back of the intake manifold. Sometimes this is misdiagnosed as a leaking intake manifold gasket because it resembles a leaking manifold.
Bad spark plugs or an ignition coil can cause ignition misfire, which will illuminate the Check Engine Light.
The Mercury Grand Marquis 4.6L V8 engine is known for displaying the normal symptoms of a coolant leak, including overheating, especially when the vehicle is idling, the strong smell of coolant fro...
One or more oxygen sensors may fail resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light.
The EGR valve position (EVP) sensor can fail on this vehicle. The EVP sensor measures the EGR valve position and transmits the date to the engine control computer. If it fails, drivability and fuel...
Certain police, fleet, and natural gas models may experience lower ball joint wear, requiring replacement in the front. This was a safety recall.
The steering gear may have an internal problem that makes turning to one side difficult; it may need to be replaced. A wheel alignment is needed after the steering gear is replaced.
An oil leak may develop from the the right side head gasket. Oil from this type of leak will commonly drip onto the starter. Our technician tell us an updated head gasket is available to correct ...
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