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Rear Air & Heat does not work on '97 Mercury Villager.

Heat and air works fine in front. 3.0 V6 engine. All fuses under dash and in engine compartment checks good. Replaced rear selector switch on front dash which did not fix problem. Also, no lights on rear selector/control panel which is located on the left side of van behind the driver seat.

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It's probably the cracked solder joint on the control assembly in the frony. I fix them all the time and sell them for $30 plus shipping. I always keep a spare repaired in my garage. villagers & Quests are noted for this. Don't know why you don't have lights on rear panel. I keep a spare one of those too, but it should have no affect on heater performance. Let me know if you are interested. You have to send yours back to me though.

If you are a techie, I will refer you to our Villager forum where there are files and photos on everthing about Villager & Quest issues.

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/villagerquest/


see the circleed area where the bad solder joint is on the backside of the control head.

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snorkelbobby@gmail.com

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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1997 Mercury Villager Thermostat Replacement

Need help on thermostat removal instructions. The thermostat appears to be wayyyy tucked under back on the left side of the engine. It appears that the thermostat housing has 2 hoses attached to it (one large, one small). It also looks as though there is a plastic cover in the way which will need to be removed just to get at it. Not your typical easy thermostat removal at all. Does all this sound right? Anybody have experience with this?

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how to reset fuel pump shut off switch from a

how to reset fuel pump shut off switch from a 1997 meercury villager?

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There's a red button by the left knee as you sit in the driver's seat. That's the reset.

Posted on Jan 02, 2010

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location of knock sensor on 97 mercury villager

location of knock sensor on 97 mercury villager

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it's in the valley of the engine. Do not ever replace it even if you get a code. A knock sensor will NEVER casue a driveabiity problem. It only retards timing 6 degrees if it senses spark knock. It also sets a code if an engine mount is broken and the engine rocks up and down on acceleration.

go here for help

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/villagerquest/

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

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Where is the the thermostat

Where is the the thermostat on a '97 Mercury Villager and what do I do to replace the old one?

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it's on passenger side. go to our site and see photos and read files. it's all there

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/villagerquest/

Posted on Jan 11, 2011

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I want to make my 1999 Mercury Villager Sport into

I want to make my 1999 Mercury Villager Sport into a cargo loader, with just the front seats kept and the rest of the back empty. How do I remove the other 3 seats? So far, I can't get any of them to budge from their tracks.

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the middle seats come out easily. There are 2 handles you have to lift up on each of the bucket seats, they are in the front of the seat down by the seat tracks. After you lift them, tilt the seat upward in the front and rotate them backward. Then lift out of the hooks. Each seat is held down by 4 hoks.

The 3rd row seat is not designed to come out xcept by a technician. It does slide forward all the way up to the front seat. It has a sliding seat track.
First, lift the T handle under the seat cushion on the left front side of the seat. This will allow you to lift the seat bottom up all the way to lcok in the full up position.
Then, lift the lever on the same side of the seat and slide the seat forward. It will stop in 4 places.
Rear -Rear
6 inches forward of that.
another two ft to the second row seating position
full frward against the front seats.

Pleae rate as fixya if this helps.

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sxv~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Removal of the third row bench seat requires more than one technician.

  1. Remove the second row seats. For additional information, refer to Seat—Second Row .
  1. Remove the floor mats.
  1. Lock the seat cushion in the upright position.
    1. Lift the handle to release the cushion.
    1. Lock the seat cushion in the upright position.
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  1. Move the third row bench seat to the second row position.
    • Lift the seat track release handle.
  1. Remove the two bolt covers.
  1. Remove the two seat track front bolts.
  1. Remove the four seat track rear bolts.
    1. Position the rear seat cushion floor cover aside.
    1. Remove the four seat track rear bolts.
  1. Remove the third row bench seat.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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PO400 check engine light is on seems to run

PO400 check engine light is on seems to run normal what to do?

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P0400 - Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Malfunction
The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve is vacuum controlled valve that regulates the amount of exhaust gases that re-enter the cylinders. The powertrain control module (PCM) determines how much based on engine load, temp, and other conditions. If the PCM detects that the amount of exhaust gases entering the cylinder were insufficient or non-existent, this code is set.

No symptoms will likely be noticed by the driver other than the MIL (malfunction indicator lamp). However, non visible symptoms will be increased combustion temperature and increased Nox emissions. A code P0400 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
- Plugged EGR passage which restricts the flow of exhaust gasses
- Faulty EGR solenoid
- Faulty EGR solenoid wiring/harness
- Vacuum lines damaged/disconnected to the EGR valve solenoid or to the EGR valve
- Faulty EGR valve

Check it and keep us updated.

Posted on Oct 07, 2011

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!997 Mercury Villager DTC P0135

Diagnostic trouble code P0135 "Heater Circuit" Bank One Sensor one is in the PCM.  Changed up and downstream Oxygen Sensors, and still have DTC P0135

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bad cat converter?

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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where is the fuel filter on a 1997 mercury

where is the fuel filter on a 1997 mercury villager located and how did change it

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  • Relieve the pressure in the fuel system by first removing the engine compartment relay panel cover on the left side. Then, remove the fuel pump relay from the relay pane and start the engine. Let it idle until it stalls, and then crank the engine for about 5 seconds to make sure the pressure was released. Turn the ignition off.

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    Disconnect the negative battery cable. Raise and support the Mercury Villager. Remove the fuel hose clamps, and then disconnect and plug the hoses to prevent them from leaking fuel. Take the fuel filter out of the bracket.

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    Install the new filter in the bracket with the arrow pointing toward the engin in direction that fuel flows through the system. Connect the fuel hoses to the new filter. Put on the hose clamps and tighten them. Make sure they are properly tightened so there are no fuel leaks, and that pressure is maintained at about 36 in-lbs.

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    Lower the vehicle and reconnect the negative battery cable. Start the engine of your Mercury Villager, and check for leaks. Make repairs if necessary.

  • Posted on Dec 09, 2010

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    I am looking for a diagram or picture as to how to get to the speakers to replace them on a 97 villager??

    I am looking for a diagram or picture as to how to get to the speakers to replace them on a 97 villager??

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    Section 15-03: Speakers 1997 Villager Workshop Manual DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION Radio Speakers All vehicle sound systems are equipped with radio speakers (18808) located at all four corners of the vehicle. The radio speakers are mounted in the RH front door (20124) and LH front door (20125), as well as behind the quarter trim panels (31012) in the rear of the vehicle. The Ford Super Sound Audio System has the addition of a subwoofer mounted in the RH quarter trim panel.
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    Radio Speakers, Front Door Removal

    1. Remove the front door trim panel (23942). Refer to Section 01-05 .
    Trim Panel(s), Door Front
    Removal
    1. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301) if equipped with power locks or power windows.
    2. svv~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Use care when removing the front door inside handle escutcheon (22620). Failure to do so can result in damage to the component.
      Carefully pry off the front door inside handle escutcheon by inserting a standard 1/4 inch screwdriver between the top rear portion of the front door inside handle escutcheon and the front door trim panel (23942).
    3. Remove the three cover caps and front door trim panel screws.
    1. Remove the one front door trim panel capped screw from the door pull handle.
    2. If equipped with power windows, remove the door pull handle. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
    3. Slide a flat-bladed tool behind each of the retainers and twist the tool to disengage the front door trim panel from the front door (20124).
    4. Remove the front door trim panel.

    Door Electrical Connections
    Removal and Installation
    Refer to Section 01-11 for Power Window, Section 01-09 for Power Mirror, or Section 01-14B for Power Locks. Watershield
    Removal
    1. Remove the Front Door Trim Panel . Refer to the removal procedure in this section.
    1. Remove the front door watershield by carefully detaching it from the adhesive.
    1. Remove the four front door radio speaker screws.

    Posted on May 25, 2009

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