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Timing belt or electrical?
2001 Mercury Villager

Timing belt or Electrical?

(2001 Mercury Villager)
I'm looking for honest advice. I have a 2001 Mercury Villager v-6 van....loaded. It has new tires and it's near mint condition. It has 240,000 miiles and I got it from a Monastery only which Nuns and Priests drove it, on the grounds of the Monastery. It occasionally made a trip to the airport otherwise it was driven on the grounds. I have every single service record from oil changes to tire rotation.....they took care it. It makes a high pitch sound when trying to start. It just quit on the freeway.....thinking timing belt. I had a Nissan Quest that did the same....had non interference engine so it was an easy fix..about $400. Same goes for this Mercury. So question is....is it worth it and how much should I be willing to spend. This van still has the plastic around the tv console and the inside is brand new other than a little wear on the driver's seat. I should add It could be something electrical as well. I'm really partial to this vehicle because it's been so dependable. Thank you!
How long have you had this problem? Over a year. It's been sitting
Tags: mercury, villager
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on September 13, 2019

Fix it .... Especially since it suits you!

Cost a BUNCH to purchase another vehicle.

*Hands-on* testing will be required to determine actual failure - until the repairs exceed what the vehicle is worth to YOU fix it!
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on September 13, 2019

BTW - 240,000 miles is a bunch of trips around the Monastery grounds .... Just saying.
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on September 13, 2019

Fix it .... Especially since it suits you!

Cost a BUNCH to purchase another vehicle.

*Hands-on* testing will be required to determine actual failure - until the repairs exceed what the vehicle is worth to YOU fix it!
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on September 13, 2019

BTW - 240,000 miles is a bunch of trips around the Monastery grounds .... Just saying.

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