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  • 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?
      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.
      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.
      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.
      Remove your old filter, clean the filter box and install a new filter. Secure the box.
      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 ...
  • mr.snow
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      As basic check the fuse if blown. Replace it and trace the wiring for grounded wire by performing a continuity test.
  • cindy
    cindy - 1997 Mercury Mountaineer - Preventive Maintenance - 2/2/2011
    Trying to find the flasher relay
    mercury mountaineer 1997
    • CVO
      2/2/2011 CVO
      1997 Mercury Truck Mountaineer 2WD 5.0L EFI 8cyl
      The Flasher is located:
      Front seating area, driver side, center of steering column, mounted behind instrument panel
      hello MASTER CVO
      2/3/2011 Bender
      Hello Master Joe-A...ready for the big game?
  • E
    E - 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis - Preventive Maintenance - 1/24/2011
    Can a 03,04,05 lighting control module work for a 2001
    • HPI Blitz
      1/24/2011 HPI Blitz
      Unfortunately no, they have a different connection. Well if you are willing to re-wire, then it will work. The problem is yours belongs to the 3rd gen and the one that you want belongs to the 4th gen of grand marquis'/
  • dawn
    dawn - 2005 Mercury Mountaineer - Preventive Maintenance - 1/18/2011
    Fuel gage drops to empty, what could this be
    fuel gage works on and off
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      Either the fuel sending unit within the tank is weak or the gauge is defective. First thing to do is to check electrical connector and fuse if loose, if ok, remove and replace fuel sending unit.
  • Vincent  Anton
    Vincent Anton - 1995 Mercury Grand Marquis - Preventive Maintenance - 1/18/2011
    Where is the EGR located?
      Jack up the passengers side of the car, get a 1 1/16" wrench break loose the fitting to the manifold, hold a 24 mm wrench on the fitting to the manifold, loosen the flare nut on the tube. Then using a 10 mm socket, about 2 inches long, loosen the two nuts under the EGR valve, then take the both out, remove the vacuum hose to the top of the EGR valve, and the sensing line from the small tube. then completely remove the flare nut from the orifice fitting on the manifold. BE CAREFUL with the tube, do not bend it or break it, you may find PB blaster useful the night before on a cold engine loosen these fittings. Once the EGR valve is out, remove the orifice out of the manifold, remove the tube from the EGR valve, again be careful, mark the tube to EGR position before pulling this off, because the top fitting to EGR needs tightened before you put it back in, it will make the lower fitting difficult if you do not line it up right, dry fitting from under the car is helpful, mark it, and then tighten the top. Clean out the tube, be careful not to bend the little tube, either inside or outside the larger tube, it sticks out inside. Clean the orifice, clean the manifold face carefully not to score it, check for blockage there too. Apply antisieze to the orifice, put it back in the manifold, then apply antisieze to the bolts for the egr valve, and the flare nuts both ends. Apply some silicon to the egr valve face, just enough to hold the gasket in place, put the new gasket on, start the bolts two turns in the gasket, it will hold them in place, then start them in the manifold, then start the lower flare fitting to orifice, tighten the top bolts, and then the flare nut, connect the vacuum line, connect the sensing line.

  • tonia
    tonia - 2000 Mercury Mountaineer - Preventive Maintenance - 1/16/2011
    After dark, when my headlights come, my left blinker doesnt work but has a shortage sound and when my brights are on nei
    brights are on neither blinker works
    • CVO
      1/16/2011 CVO
      Inspect the flasher relay for any corroded pins, the headlights may draw so much current and the flasher didn't have enough current to operate the blinkers. For more info, navigate to via this link for wiring diagrams.
    • scotty306134
      1/16/2011 scotty306134
      Probably a bad ground on the left headlight assy.
  • edgar almodovar
    edgar almodovar - 2000 Mercury Villager - Preventive Maintenance - 1/10/2011
    Cold air in the back a/c but not the front
    • yboy82
      1/10/2011 yboy82
      Did you already check the condition of your blend door actuator?
  • shane
    shane - 1996 Mercury Cougar - Preventive Maintenance - 1/10/2011
    Winsheild wipers run when they want two what should i check for
    • yboy82
      1/10/2011 yboy82
      Did you already check the condition of the wires/connection in your wiper? Also check its switch.
  • Michael
    Michael - 2002 Mercury Sable - Preventive Maintenance - 1/4/2011
    The dashboard lights go off from time to time and no one is able to correct this.
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      Did you sought advise of a professional already, did he checked the fuse, could be loose or defective? Try to replace the fuse for dahsboard lights and see if this can resolve the issue. Other than that there's a resistance or grounded wire in the wiring harness and can be detected by performing a continuity test.
      Nissan Technical Advisor
      7/3/2011 mark
      there is a plug in the top left of the gauge cluster. You can reach it by pulling the dash trim away from the cluster. put your hand in over the cluster and feel for the plug in the back. wiggle it to make a better contact. worst case pull the cluster and clean the contacts.been there Mark
  • neil williams
    neil williams - 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis - Preventive Maintenance - 12/28/2010
    Replace car trunk lock
    I have a 1997 mercury grand marque gs. I want to replace the trunk lock with a lock that just uses a key & bypass the electrical push button Please help & thank you
    • david
      12/28/2010 david
      unwire trunk electric motor then get a lock from autozone or ford dealer
      12/28/2010 neil williams
      What about the wire that comes from the latch to the lock itself?