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replace the ignition module to fix your problem

1998 Mercury... | Answered on May 22, 2011

More likely its the alternator. Not putting out enough or the regulator inside it. Just possible its the battery. The main starter relay is the cylinder attached to the starter. When you changed the starter you got a new relay. Take the car to a Auto Zone auto parts store or similar, and ask them to check the alternator out put. They may have you remove to bench test it, but with luck will put a meter on while running. `They can also test the battery to see if that is the fault.
Good luck.

1998 Mercury... | Answered on May 10, 2011

do not change the knock sensor, save $600

VSS is on top rear of trans


1998 Mercury... | Answered on May 08, 2011

Hello, It can be the blower motor itself, which you can test by unplugging a connector on it and use a pair of wires the same diameter as those on the connector. Then run the ends of the test wires to the battery and carefully touch the opposite ends to the motor terminals while not allowing the wires to touch each other. If the motor spins then your problem is likely the blower motor resistor.

If the motor does not spin; remove it and go to an autoparts store like Autozone, Oreillys, or Advance and have it tested again before purchasing a different part.

The counter person at the autoparts can look up your blower motor resistor if the blower is good. They have diagrams for the location of this part. Some parts require removal of underdash ductwork and others can be accessed from the engine compartment. If this part is buried in the dash, some people go to a Salvage yard to retrieve the part. Working on a wreck will allow you to learn what to do and not tear up your own vehicle doing it.

1998 Mercury... | Answered on Apr 23, 2011

I would check the clamp to that hose and if tight go into a parts store and get new radiator hoses and I usually like to do a coolant flush when doing the hoses

1998 Mercury... | Answered on Apr 14, 2011

It depends on which cylinder it's on. You can access the front three (2, 4, 6; I think but check your user manual) fairly easily. It's the back cylinders that are going to get you into the time and cost of labor. If it's on a front cylinder, I suggest viewing a DYI on YouTube to determine if you have the skill level and tools.

1998 Mercury... | Answered on Mar 28, 2011

Sounds like a misfire in a cylinder. Check plugs for carbon build up. If carbon on plug, there's a good chance that you will need to replace the fuel injector. Start with checking plugs and then O2 sensor(s). This is steps beyond typical tune-up check. It's especially helpful if you can get a code. AutoZone and KwikLube will run diagnostics for free.

1998 Mercury... | Answered on Mar 28, 2011

The mechanic probably left the MAF unplugged, open the hood and check for this at the air box

1998 Mercury... | Answered on Mar 28, 2011

Your not serious are you ?

Your vehicle is 13 years old

Dealers can't seem to repair
brand new vehicles, and since the
2009 Bail Outs, they refuse to
honor warrantee, on much of

1998 Mercury... | Answered on Mar 25, 2011

there are very few vacuum hoses. what do you need to know?


1998 Mercury... | Answered on Mar 13, 2011

they are run by electric motors and 10 years is about average, so you are over. buy a pair of replacement window regulators which have new motors already in them, take them to a glass shop and pay them to install them for you. you will save hundreds over a dealer and once you have tried to replace a window regulator you would gladly pay anyone 50 bucks to do it for you. the glass shop will have the special tools, knowledge, and fasteners needed for the job.

parts stores and eBay are sources to buy the parts

stand by as the fronts are next to go.

1998 Mercury... | Answered on Mar 09, 2011

It's probably going bad, I would get it replaced. Get an estimate..

1998 Mercury... | Answered on Mar 08, 2011

I would suggest that you won't like that job,
so have it done by a repair shop

It will take you a couple of days,but you
could do it

Need an in line filter, on return line ,and a
complete system flush ,or new rack isn't

1998 Mercury... | Answered on Feb 17, 2011

Most likely the differential in the transaxle

1998 Mercury... | Answered on Feb 14, 2011

HI and welcome to FixYa!

You may want to check on the air cleaner. Please make sure that it is tight and secured. Check the fittings on the throttle body too. If they are loosen they can make a whistling noise.

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa! Have a good one!

1998 Mercury... | Answered on Feb 14, 2011


there are releases 2 on each seat down by the tracks.

1998 Mercury... | Answered on Feb 13, 2011

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