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  • cliff miller
    cliff miller - 2002 Mercury Cougar - Preventive Maintenance - 3/25/2011
    Can you show a picture of thee computer for the cougar i need to replace the one i have
     
  • Gardner
    Gardner - 2004 Mercury Sable - Preventive Maintenance - 3/22/2011
    Airbag light stays on. What are some causes?
    132k miles
     
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      The airbag light or SRS - supplemental restraint system appears when the ECM has lost connection with the crash sensor or there's an electrical fault happened after a service in the vehicle interior. By removing the battery negative cable for few minutes the SRS light may disappear but will not resolve the problem and the airbag might not deploy during collision. Bring it to the dealer to have it scanned and fixed and read the TSB and Recall bulletin for your car.
      http://www.automd.com/recall-tsb/search/
      http://www.automd.com/tsb/bulletin_b189829/
      Nissan Technical Advisor
      3/22/2011 Gardner
      Thanks for the info
  • ASVSCOUT
    ASVSCOUT - 2004 Mercury Mountaineer - Preventive Maintenance - 3/15/2011
    How do i change the oil
    Crazy question but I would like to start doing this myself. I know where the oil filter is, but not sure about the oil pan. Need a diagram or scheme to go by or detailed instructions. I know you take off oil pan, drain fluid, remove filter and then reverse but not ...
     
    • Jason
      3/15/2011 Jason
      Are you asking about how to change the transmission fluid? Because you do not remove the pan for the engine oil.
    • ASVSCOUT
      3/15/2011 ASVSCOUT
      Negative, just changing engine oil thats it sir.
    • Jason
      3/15/2011 Jason
      Changing an oil and filter is fairly easy. Using AutoMD's How to guide will help you.
      Jason
      3/15/2011 ASVSCOUT
      Roger, thank you sir. Your direction is appreciated.
  • frank lattanzio
    frank lattanzio - 1998 Mercury Tracer - Preventive Maintenance - 3/8/2011
    A/c relay change out
    find part f7cz14n089aa
     
  • Bob
    Bob - 1995 Mercury Mystique - Preventive Maintenance - 3/3/2011
    Why does the ABS lgt come on when I give it gas and goes off when I take my foot off pedal?Car will not hold a charge.
    87k Alt light came on and alt was replaced. After replaced this problem started. Neg batt cable & connector, 175 amp fuse, battery replaced. I am told alt is drawing off battery. Also, RPM's drop and headlights go bright and dim with gas. Possible problems or ...
     
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  • peanut
    peanut - 1997 Mercury Tracer - Preventive Maintenance - 3/1/2011
    Altermator well not charge by its self
    what are some of the reasons my alternator want charge when i just got a new one
     
    • J and K AUTOMOTIVE TOWING AND REPAIR
      check all connections and also you might have a bad one even tho its new it still could be bad have it checked out at a auto parts store they will do it for free
  • peanut
    peanut - 1997 Mercury Tracer - Preventive Maintenance - 2/27/2011
    Why is my alternator not chargeing on its on
    i can hook it up dirct and it well charge but it dont charge by it self what makes the alternator charge on its on and what are volts in each wire that gos to the alternator
     
    • Bill
      2/27/2011 Bill
      You mean why is'nt battery charging by the alternator. When engine on and alternator connected voltage across battery terminal post should read 13.5-14.5 volts. If is could be a bad battery.
      Bill
      2/28/2011 peanut
      no it aint a bad battery .one of my wires that go to the alternator should make the alternator charge and it aint got no juice to it . i need to no why it aint got no juice and how many volts should it have to make it hold a charge.i can hook it it up direct and it well charge but i think 12 volts is to many.and i got another question none of my guages on the dash well work at all like my speed o/gas g.rpm g.and heat g.
  • dorinda
    dorinda - 1989 Mercury Cougar - Preventive Maintenance - 2/25/2011
    Just put in a new alternator, new pullies, belts and when we put the hot wire to the alternator we get this ugly
    sqealing sound when we put hot wire on to the alternator
     
    • Bill
      2/25/2011 Bill
      FOR ONE YOU SHOULD NEVER BE WORKING ON ANYTHING ELECTRICAL WITH BATTERY NEGATIVE CABLE CONNECTED. wRONG wRONG. Be sure not hooking hot wire to ground stud of alternator.
      Bill
      2/25/2011 dorinda
      ive done all that and there is only one way they go, or do you mean behind the alternator, take in mind i am a girl, but i do know my stuff and when i put everything the way i took it off and i even done it over and still the sqealing.
    • HouseCallAuto
      2/25/2011 HouseCallAuto
      What was your reason for replacing the alternator, to correct this squealing? Is this a kind of squealing noise like a belt makes on some cars, you know what I mean. get me up to speed how this problem came to be please and that helps alot.
      HouseCallAuto
      2/25/2011 Bill
      It is described like a capacitor reaching max capacity letting of pressure
      HouseCallAuto
      2/25/2011 dorinda
      yes, we were replacing alternator to correct the sqealing, and yes it makes the sound of the belts
      HouseCallAuto
      2/25/2011 dorinda
      bill thats what its doing as soon as we hook hot wire it like loses pressure
    • CVO
      2/25/2011 CVO
      The alternator generates direct current for recharging the battery
      and for powering vehicle electrical loads.
      A 12 volts devices such as a starter solenoid or a starter relay may shorted and are the common cause to make the alternator failed to operate. The squealing noise is from the diode rectifiers in the alternator.
      CVO
      2/25/2011 dorinda
      ok so what should i do
      CVO
      2/25/2011 dorinda
      come on guys, what should i do?
    • HouseCallAuto
      2/25/2011 HouseCallAuto
      Is the alternator belt new and is it being held tight at all times by the auto-tensioner. VERIFY that you do not simply have a belt with a very glazed surface caused by slipping or excessive wear. remember, an alternator when it engages places a very heavy load on a drive belt that turns it. Do not assume that the cause MUST be in the alternator circuit.
      HouseCallAuto
      2/27/2011 Bill
      I'm not sure everyones on the same page.Dorinda, unhook negative battery terminal clamp and srt aside. Hook up the best you know how the alternator wiring, should be a harness plastic multi-wire connector, a black ground wire ussually near bottom of alternator and a red wire positive connector near top side of alternator. The red,positive one must have an insulating rubber or black plastic piece aficst to stud of alternator that cannot be shorted to ground. Then hook up battery clamp. If you h
      HouseCallAuto
      2/27/2011 Bill
      have a voltmeter/ohmmeter, with before connecting battery back up check to see if you have continuity between the positve alternator stud threaded post and the metal case of the alternator, There shouldn't be any, Meter should read high as in infiate resistance, if not you have a ground short in this circuit. Some meters beep in Ohms mode, there should not be a beep.
      HouseCallAuto
      2/28/2011 dorinda
      ok Bill, I will try what you said and see if that works. I've got to work the next few days but as soon as i get a free day I will try what you said and let you know how that went.I really do want to thank you for your advise
  • cmrodriguez78
    cmrodriguez78 - 1997 Mercury Villager - Preventive Maintenance - 2/23/2011
    When to get a tune up
     
  • general
    general - 1992 Mercury Topaz - Preventive Maintenance - 2/23/2011
    What needs to be fixed if the backend of the car slowly gets lower over the tires
    when someone gets in the car you can feel thetire rub on the car
     
  • TROOP35
    TROOP35 - 1998 Mercury Villager - Preventive Maintenance - 2/23/2011
    How to replace cabin air filter?
    Location of cabin air filter in 1998 mercury villager?
     
    • J and K AUTOMOTIVE TOWING AND REPAIR
      Safety Tip:
      Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes.
      1
      Refer to your owner's manual for the specific location of your cabin air filter. Some are found in the engine compartment and others are located in the interior of your car, under the dash. Note that some models may have more than one cabin air filter, so be sure to check both and replace them when needed. We suggest replacing them in pairs to eliminate the hassle of future occurrences.
      2
      Loosen the box and inspect the cabin air filter for debris, dirt, leaves and other objects that are obstructing the path of air entering the cabin.
      3
      Remove your old filter, clean the filter box and install a new filter. Secure the box.
      4
      Run the A/C systems with the doors closed to verify the repairs.
  • peanut
    peanut - 1997 Mercury Tracer - Preventive Maintenance - 2/23/2011
    Whats the electrical panel be hind my fuse box in side the car called
    the electrical panel i am looking for is runs the fuses
     
    0 answer
  • clifford
    clifford - 2002 Mercury Mountaineer - Preventive Maintenance - 2/18/2011
    My reverse sensing system light stay on
    11500 runs good
     
    0 answer
  • Bob
    Bob - 1995 Mercury Mystique - Preventive Maintenance - 2/15/2011
    ABS light comes on when I step on gas. (goes off when you take your foot off gas pedal)
    Headlamps get brighter when I step on gas( and vice versa) Temp gauge on hot side( "L" on NORMAL. Car has 87k miles. Had alternator replaced today. These problems have never occured before.
     
  • richard
    richard - 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis - Preventive Maintenance - 2/7/2011
    Why my heather does not blow hot air?
    126000 miles- it occurs with hot motor- it doesn't blow any hot air at all driving or not- it happens all the time- I notice it the first time I turn it on in a cold morning- the AC works fine it just doesn't blow hot air in winter under the dash it fills hot but ...