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  • birdmann93
    birdmann93 - 1998 Mercury Mystique - Preventive Maintenance - 9/16/2010
    I put new fuel sending unit in dont work take out it works whats wrong?
     
    • yboy82
      9/16/2010 yboy82
      It is possible that there’s a frayed wire in your fuel sender and when you put it inside your fuel tank it touched the fuel tank (body ground). Check the wires and connection of your fuel sender.
  • Brad.hull08
    Brad.hull08 - 2004 Mercury Sable - Preventive Maintenance - 9/15/2010
    Rear suspension problems. Tires hitting wheel well
    The rear suspension is not holding enough of the weight... when we go over a bump or out of a parkinglot the wheels hit wheel well.
     
    • yboy82
      9/14/2010 yboy82
      Your rear suspension components may be failing. Check the condition of your suspension components you can visit this link to have an idea how to perform it http://www.automd.com/.../
    • Zeke
      9/15/2010 Zeke
      If your car isn't sagging in the rear, and you don't have plus sized tires, and you don't have an excessive amount of weight in the rear then it might be your shocks. Go to the rear of the vehicle and bounce the car up and down when you stop bouncing the car it should go up then down and settle in that position. If it bounces more than that after you stop bouncing it then you will need to replace you shocks.
    • Bill
      9/15/2010 Bill
      struts
  • Aslan
    Aslan - 1994 Mercury Cougar - Preventive Maintenance - 9/15/2010
    Where can I find a key for the wheel lock?
    I had tires put on and they lost my key for the wheel lock. They never got back with tme to replace it. I need brake work now, but need the key. Thanks!
     
    • Bill
      9/15/2010 Bill
      Basically you can't. Mechanics generally just beat on a impact socket to remove locks. this may cost you, so go back to the tire place and ask them to remove or replace them, it has happened.
  • cecelia brigham
     
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  • chandelen
    chandelen - 1988 Mercury Grand Marquis - Preventive Maintenance - 9/12/2010
    My fuel gauge doesnt leave empty
    We just bought the car off of an old man and it works beautifully except for the fuel gauge not working. I was wondering if you could tell me what to look for. The gauge always reads empty and the low fuel light is always on.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      9/12/2010 HouseCallAuto
      Replace the Fuel Level Sending Unit in the fuel tank. May as well replace the pump assembly also while you are there.
  • ptgarrett
     
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      Clicking noises can also result from too much tappet clearance in a valve, or a hydraulic tappet is not working correctly.

      Visit a mechanic to check that sound.

      You can use the "Find a Shop" feature of AutoMD for shops nearest you.
  • Ruth
    Ruth - 1994 Mercury Grand Marquis - Preventive Maintenance - 8/21/2010
    What would beeb behind the dash while driving?
     
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  • dennis welbourne
    dennis welbourne - 1996 Mercury Sable - Preventive Maintenance - 8/13/2010
    Location of the pcv valve on engine
    need to replace pcv valve cant locate it on engine
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      8/13/2010 HouseCallAuto
      If this is the DOHC 3.0 than the PCV valve is under the intake manifold. If the eighth digit of the VIN is an (S) than it is the DOHC 3.0 engine.
      HouseCallAuto
      10/31/2010 dennis welbourne
      I want to thank you for your reply i appreciate it much.
      thank you
  • mikensherri
    mikensherri - 1990 Mercury Colony Park - Preventive Maintenance - 8/8/2010
    I need to know how to put the fuel tank back up im having trouble its full of gas forgot to empty it had to drop it a li
    drop it a little to replace a gas line im stuped any suggestions
     
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  • Ci
     
    • Blackwater
      8/3/2010 Blackwater
      Ok first, its never good to replace only one cat because chances are, the second/third will get busted soon, so you have to go back to your mechanic and do the job all over again (you will be paying thrice and your time for repairs will be wasted thrice as well)

      Replace both

      Since you said you are looking for a reasonable price, i can give you UNIVERSAL FIT cats, this means it has to welded or cut to fit.

      Bank 1 is usually on the left side if you are facing your car but sometimes its on the left, my tips is look which back is closest to you and that is your bank 1

      Let me rephrase my answer, your engine is horizontally placed so your bank 1 usually is the radiator side

      You have 3 cats by the way
      Radiator Side EAST82465
      Rear Under Car EAST70317
      Unfortunately we only have a direct fit cat for the rear firewall side DAV15650

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      Blackwater
      8/3/2010 kimberly
      Thank You so much for the prompt response...Im curious as to why the mechanic is giving a quote for parts at 997.75, for just the rear cat, I've seen the prices on your site and im just trying to figure out if im missing something here.
  • Deborah M Templeton
    Deborah M Templeton - 1980 Mercury Cougar - Preventive Maintenance - 7/15/2010
    MY VEHICLE 1964 MERCURY COMET (isnt listed) can you answer questions reguarding this Classis Automobile
    PLEASE I HAVE CHARGING ISSUES. GENERATOR, I JUST REBUILT BUT CHARGING ISSUE NOT RESOLVED ! VOLTAGE REGULATOR ? POLORIZE ? I DO NOT KNOW THE NEXT MOVE. HAVE TO DRIVE @ NIGHT BUT,CANT UNTIL CHARGING IS 100%
     
    • Bobby
      7/15/2010 Bobby
      Best advice is to have the alternator rebuilt by a professional, there are some left that still rebuild alternators especially for classic vehicles you may have to ship it to them if you are not close to one. just do a google search for alternator rebuilding plus your zipcode you'd be surprised you might have one near you.
  • lenny
    lenny - 1994 Mercury Sable - Preventive Maintenance - 7/10/2010
    My air bag warning lite is flashing a 51 code. How do i fix.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      7/10/2010 HouseCallAuto
      This code indicates a internal fuse has blown due to a short to ground in the firing circuit. But, this condition is no longer there. Inspect the front crash sensor harnesses for damage. Possible faulty clock spring. If the harness appears okay, recommend replacing the clock spring before installing another module, but the fuse may blow again if a unseen short should return.
  • cardsrvc
    cardsrvc - 1996 Mercury Villager - Preventive Maintenance - 7/7/2010
    Mechanic's Manual - anybody knows where to find online?
     
    • yboy82
      7/7/2010 yboy82
      It is usually called a repair manual. You can purchase a Haynes Repair Manual at http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/ for only $24.46 (Part # H1664200 Manufacturer # 64200). It fits to your 1996 Mercury Villager
  • D R Terrill
    D R Terrill - 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis - Preventive Maintenance - 7/7/2010
    Why is the 15 amp fuse blowing?
    The 15 amp fuse blows as soon as it is installed. t This fuse is for the oil, temp.,fuel gages and the speedometer. Help!
     
    • RC
      7/6/2010 RC
      Try disconnecting all components and replace the fuse. Then reattach them one at a time to isolate the problem.
    • HouseCallAuto
      7/7/2010 HouseCallAuto
      Remove the steering column shrouds and check the Red/Yellow wire going up the column and into the shift lever to the Transmission Control Switch (a.k.a. Overdrive Cancel switch), for an intermittent short to ground. This is a pattern failure.
  • cardsrvc
    cardsrvc - 1996 Mercury Villager - Preventive Maintenance - 7/6/2010
    Where is the knock sensor to my 1996 Mercury Villager (unsure if GS or LS) 6Cyl 3.0L
    any information you might have regarding the above minin van would be appreciated. If you can steer me to a mechanic manual, it would be great. In the meantime, I am particularly seeking an answer to the above question urgently. Pls advise how long labor would ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      7/6/2010 HouseCallAuto
      Below the lower intake manifold. The job is 5 to 6 hours labor billable plus the parts. Depends on brand of parts but figure $150 - $250 parts and the labor you can do the math.