1993 Mercury Villager GS 3.0 Litre SOHC from North America
Just OK; too many electrical/sensor issues prevent this van from reaching the top
Hesitation upon acceleration.
Holes in muffler.
Bad circuitry for IAC, made the van turn off while idling. It was very dangerous, and repairs would have cost more than $500, so I rented a Haynes manual and did diagnostics myself, and found the issue to be no power for the IAC valve, that causes the van to have fluctuating RPM and dying while idling. I directly wired the relay for the FICD to the battery to give power to it, and now it works.
It's pretty good, like engine and tranny can last a long time with just proper maintenance.
The only problem is with its electrical stuff, such as sensors and door locks, where they break down fast and are very expensive to replace, which goes on to show just how poor quality Ford parts are, while the Nissan engine/tranny are working like new.
Sadly Ford have ruined this vehicle with their crappy parts; that's the reason Nissan quit partnership with them, and made their own totally redesigned Quest, which by the way looks gorgeous.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 17th April, 2006
23rd Apr 2007, 09:27
I had this same problem with a 97 villager. Same fix did the job. My door locks are erratic and my rear blower for AC and heat is not working currently. However there is a fix on the internet for the rear air blower.
20th Jul 2017, 17:53
"...while the Nissan engine/tranny are working like new"
So, "working like new" means hesitation on acceleration, and slipping?
Also, never heard of a "poor quality" Ford engine crankshaft just snapping off at the balancer, unlike the Nissan 3.0, for which it was a well-known occurrence.