20 Most Recent 1983 Mercury Capri Questions & Answers

Should be under the dash on the outside of the steering column on the drivers side.

1983 Mercury... | Answered on Aug 19, 2019

voltage to the coil should be 12 volts on start and 7.5 volts on run
with power the inverse applies --higher voltages the lower the current or the lower the volts the higher the current
recheck the installation or get an accredited auto electrician do it for you

1983 Mercury... | Answered on Jul 26, 2017

fuel injectors generally do not wear out , of course you car being over 25 yrs old i woule expect that, i had a car in with over a million kms on it and it just required injector cleaning, bu all in all the are hard to kill

1983 Mercury... | Answered on Nov 20, 2009

Only buy it if you don't mind an engine change or an engine rebuild.
He and you don't know what is wrong with the missing cylinder at this time....so go with the worst it could be.
If it's a minor thing.......all the better for you.

But ...why not have it looked at before purchase so everyone knows whats up with it and what it WILL cost to repair.

1983 Mercury... | Answered on Sep 24, 2009

Remove any belts, pulleys, accessories that are in front of the front covers on the engine. Remove the covers, you should see the timing chain, crankshaft pulley and camshaft pulley. Turn the crankshaft be hand until the indicator mark on the crankshaft lines up with indicator mark on the engine. It will usually be a arrow or indicator line. Next look at the cam shaft pulley, it to will have an indicator mark, see that they are matched up, If not try turning the crankshaft one more revolution, align the marks and recheck the camshaft. If it is not possible to get both marks lined up at the same time the timing is off.

1983 Mercury... | Answered on Apr 02, 2009

look at size of shank of the bolt ? dont forget some locktite .if around 15mm head size then around 60lbs

Mercury Capri... | Answered on Feb 02, 2019

Owners manual? Or under hood,side of console?

Mercury Capri... | Answered on May 23, 2018

It's probably not the alternator. The problem is either the belt is being overtightened or one of the other belt-driven accessories is bad.

Mercury Capri... | Answered on May 21, 2014

What you really want to do is have a technician remove the oil sending unit and attach a pressure gauge of known reliability. Only then can you know if your pressure is good or bad.

If you have to change an oil pump, you can have problems reaching it. You may be able to find a Video or text online for your exact model. The Capri series covers a lot of Years and the engines may be different and one year may be a front wheel drive while an older one may be rear wheel drive.

One of the biggest problem is having clearance to remove the oil pan. Sometimes in the closest clearances turning the crankshaft can help make room to drop the oil pan.

Front wheel drive units can have a cradle which blocks pan removal. You need to find out the requirements for your exact year.

The pressure test will help diagnose other problems. Bad bearings can leak so much oil that pressure will behave exactly like you describe.

Mercury Capri... | Answered on Feb 07, 2014

Need more details. Could be fuel delivery (bad fuel pump or clogged fuel filter) or your coil went bad not sending a spark to the spark plugs. Start there and see what you find.

Mercury Capri... | Answered on Oct 09, 2013

relic, ouch. you never said year, 72"?

Mercury Capri... | Answered on Oct 07, 2013

The number one cylinder will be closest the the serpentine belt side of the engine. Number four is on the side of the engine that bolts to the transmission.

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Mercury Capri... | Answered on Apr 09, 2013

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