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it may have a clogged catalytic converter on your exhaust system. if the car has over 125,000 miles on it, i would try bypassing it to see if it runs better before purchasing a new one.

2000 Mercury... | Answered on Jan 03, 2020

How did you check the fuse ? look at it ? Use a DMM - digital multi-meter an test for B+ voltage at the heavy gage wire on the back of the alternator . The connector that plug's into the alternator ,that has three wire's in it. This should have B+ voltage as well . Do you know what a wiring diagram is ? How to read one ? Free wiring diagram's here http://www.bbbind.com/free_tsb.html Enter vehicle info. year , make , model an engine size . Under system click on engine ,then under subsystem click charging . Click the search button then the blue link . Test don't guess !

2000 Mercury... | Answered on Nov 05, 2017

Do electrical circuit testing using a wiring diagram ,so you know which wires to test. Do you know what a DVOM - digital volt ohm meter is ?
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Free wiring diagrams at https://www.bbbind.com/free_tsb.html
Enter vehicle info. year , make , model an engine size . Under system click on lighting ,then under subsystem click on stop lamps. Look at any place there is a splice . an check for B+ voltage .

2000 Mercury... | Answered on Jul 14, 2017

very difficult for a beginner
to start with , if it is a head gasket , the proper fix will require that the head be machined flat again to be effective in a good repair
you have made a lot of assumptions so now you need to get some facts
have a compression test done to determine if it a head gasket or cracked head
have the fault codes read to see if the problem is electronic or injector related
lastly only use accredited professional service centers that have experience on your maske of vehicle as they are bound by a code of ethics and a requirement to use only fully qualified mechanics and get quotes first
if you do the compression test and the fault code reading, that will give you knowledge to question any statements regarding "new motor " or other sayings that would indicate a gender bias and may just stop you getting ripped off

2000 Mercury... | Answered on Apr 16, 2017

try one of the new clips , even tho they look different , as the old one is apparently a bad design or broke

2000 Mercury... | Answered on Mar 23, 2017

Use a product like HEET. Have someone check the water temp sensor for being stuck on hot. Sensor must put vehicle in cold start sequence.

2000 Mercury... | Answered on Jan 30, 2017

Here are two ways:
You can take the filler hose off from the gas tank and put a siphon hose in there. Siphon it into 5 gallon cans.

Another way is to pull off the main gas feed line that goes from tank to the engine. Just find a convenient spot to pull the line apart, like possibly right before the fuel filter. Then you will need to activate the fuel pump to have it push the gas out. The easiest way to activate the pump is to find the fuel pump relay (under the hood in the fuse/relay block) and pull it out. Then use a short jumper wire into the two correct terminals where the FPR plugs in. This will automatically start the fuel pump and you can push all the gas out of the tank.
Most of the time, the two terminals at the FPR will be numbered 30 and 87. Look on the relay for terminal identification. You are jumping the main power feed line at the relay to the line going to the fuel pump. Do not guess, or you could damage your engine computer if you put the jumper wire in the wrong terminal. At the relay, you are jumping the power side of relay. The other terminals at the relay are for the coil side of the relay. Jump the power side!

2000 Mercury... | Answered on Jan 27, 2017

This engine is computer controlled, so when it stalled out the computer will almost always set fault code(s) for the problem if it is a component like a crank sensor or other device, if the engine failed in some strictly mechanical way then no code or codes may be present. You need to have the system scanned (diagnostic connector under the dash drivers side) for fault codes as a first step toward repair.

2000 Mercury... | Answered on Dec 29, 2016

The first thing to check, to see if its getting spark and fuel the two things to start engine. God-Bless!

2000 Mercury... | Answered on Dec 10, 2016

Check the 15amp fuse shown in the image below.
I hope this helps



2000 Mercury... | Answered on Oct 01, 2016

It is under the dash to the left side of the fuse panel, remove the panel under the steering wheel for better access to it. Below is a picture of it, color may vary.

2000 Mercury... | Answered on Sep 28, 2016

will need to remove the inside panel to access the latch --on the panel is a plug which with a screw driver will let you manually open latch which makes working on hatch easier

2000 Mercury... | Answered on Sep 07, 2016

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