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  • jreightler
    jreightler - 2002 Mercury Sable - Preventive Maintenance - 1/2/2013
    When slowing down the enterior lights come on as if car is dying, then it goes on. Sometimes when idoling it dies?
    It happened first time when it was cold and snowing only time it has happened when the car is slowing down or idoling. All warning lights come on, and then it picks up and goes on. It dies when it is idoling at times. Then it starts back up. Sometimes it hesitates ...
     
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  • derrickriley
    derrickriley - 2006 Mercury Milan - Preventive Maintenance - 12/19/2012
    Mercury Milan will not start
    The car was riding well last night. I stopped home to drop my kids off then decided to go to the store. When I went to start the car I wouldn't start. All I hear is a buzzing/repetitive clicking noise, the anti theft light is flashing. I thought is was the battery ...
     
    • toddio125
      12/18/2012 toddio125
      A bad battery can still be the cause of your concern. The bulbs in the car require very little amperage to light but the starter requires a lot. If the battery cannot supply the required amperage to the starter it will not start. The buzzing could be caused by low voltage to the various electronic modules caused by a 'brown out' when you try to start the car. I would try to jump start the vehicle first. If this works, replace the battery.
      If that does not work it can get complicated quickly... GEM module, PATS, P/N switch... lots of individual tests on many components would need to be checked. They are quick checks with the right diagnostic equipment, but not suited to the do it yourselfer.
      toddio125
      12/18/2012 derrickriley
      Thank you for the response. So if it is the battery and I replace it, does that fix the issue of the buzzing? I really hopes this helps as this car is my alone source to work😔
    • toddio125
      12/19/2012 toddio125
      It could be. The buzzing could be caused by a relay or other electrical component that is not receiving the correct voltage and or amperage required for proper operation. Before you replace the battery, try to get a friend to help jump start the car. If it starts, leave the cables connected for a moment and see if all the symptoms subside. If all is normal, replace the battery.
  • derrickriley
    derrickriley - 2006 Mercury Milan - Preventive Maintenance - 12/18/2012
    Mercury Milan will not start
    The car was riding well last night. I stopped home to drop my kids off then decided to go to the store. When I went to start the car I wouldn't start. All I hear is a buzzing/repetitive clicking noise, the anti theft light is flashing. I thought is was the battery ...
     
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  • derrickriley
    derrickriley - 2006 Mercury Milan - Preventive Maintenance - 12/18/2012
    Mercury Milan will not start
    The car was riding well last night. I stopped home to drop my kids off then decided to go to the store. When I went to start the car I wouldn't start. All I hear is a buzzing/repetitive clicking noise, the anti theft light is flashing. I thought is was the battery ...
     
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  • derrickriley
    derrickriley - 2006 Mercury Milan - Preventive Maintenance - 12/18/2012
    Mercury Milan will not start
    The car was riding well last night. I stopped home to drop my kids off then decided to go to the store. When I went to start the car I wouldn't start. All I hear is a buzzing/repetitive clicking noise, the anti theft light is flashing. I thought is was the battery ...
     
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  • derrickriley
    derrickriley - 2006 Mercury Milan - Preventive Maintenance - 12/18/2012
    Mercury Milan will not start
    The car was riding well last night. I stopped home to drop my kids off then decided to go to the store. When I went to start the car I wouldn't start. All I hear is a buzzing/repetitive clicking noise, the anti theft light is flashing. I thought is was the battery ...
     
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  • grouchrc
    grouchrc - 2008 Mercury Milan - Preventive Maintenance - 12/13/2012
    I removed a plastic film headlight protector from a headlight. How do I remove the film's adhesive from the plastic?
    I have tried wd40. 3M suggested sanding.
     
    • Jimm
      12/13/2012 Jimm
      Do not sand - this will ruin the headlight lens and finish. Try some clear plastic polish; such as Meguirs Clearx - or equivalent.
  • devinpetty01
    devinpetty01 - 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis - Preventive Maintenance - 11/28/2012
    All lights and flashers working except for the front flashers/turn signals
    front turn indicators and front flashers not working...all else is working...any ideas?
     
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  • slickmodo
    slickmodo - 1997 Mercury Villager - Preventive Maintenance - 11/25/2012
    Have a constent squeal what can it be
    constent squeal replaced the tensioner pulley not that, belts are good sounds like worn bearings somewhere but where, pulley or alternator.
     
    • Jimm
      11/25/2012 Jimm
      Try this step - using caution - and a very long flat blade screwdriver - place the blade end carefully against the alternator or other component housing - with the engine running, and the other screwdriver end next to your ear - listen for dry bearing noises - like a scratching sound or any other adverse noise.

      You may also use a mechanics stethoscope for the same inspection tehnique.
  • keough
    keough - 2010 Mercury Grand Marquis - Preventive Maintenance - 11/14/2012
    Message board states that engine oil needs changing. Although I recently changed the oil.
     
    • GearHeadGirl_1
      11/14/2012 GearHeadGirl_1
      Try Changing the oil filter. If that doesn't work drain your oil all the way out take the filter out, then put it all back in then allow it to sit for the oil to get where it needs to. Start it and allow it to run for a few minutes to get the oil moving around. See if that works. :)
    • clayton
      11/14/2012 clayton
      these vehicles have a oil reset light on them i work on cars all the time and do alot of oil changes daily, u need to hold the reset button on the dash in and it will read reset oil life to 100%.if confused get ur manual out and look under fluid capacities or oil change in the glossary.
  • darlahead
    darlahead - 1999 Mercury Sable - Preventive Maintenance - 11/14/2012
    I have a hole in the muffler system under the driver's side near the top of the piping.
    Do I need to replace the entire muffler system ? I have an estimate of $735.00 for the entire muffler and piping. Not sure i need ALL of this.
     
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  • glvbchristiansen
    glvbchristiansen - 2002 Mercury Cougar - Preventive Maintenance - 10/26/2012
    Is the bolt that holds the main belt tensioner a left or right hand thread?
     
    • RC
      10/26/2012 RC
      No mention of left hand threads in the removal procedure.
  • bluntshortymaster
    bluntshortymaster - 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis - Preventive Maintenance - 10/25/2012
    HEAT BLOWS OUT COLD AIR HOW DO I CHANGE A BLEND DOOR ACTUATOR
    DO I NEED TO TAKE THE WHOLE DASH BOARD OFF TO REPLACE THE BLEND DOOR ACTUATOR
     
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  • jdl
    jdl - 1998 Mercury Tracer - Preventive Maintenance - 10/22/2012
    Happy holidays to everybody
    happy holidays
     
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      11/24/2011 Spoon Sports
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      10/22/2012 rasmataz
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  • skeeter
    skeeter - 1995 Mercury Grand Marquis - Preventive Maintenance - 10/15/2012
    Egr hoses or off how do i get them on
     
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