99 Mercury villager sport,starts fine but when I put it in reverse or drive it dies, my son said the engine tilts forward when I put it in gear. Please help

Asked by Jan 18, 2015 at 03:14 PM about the 1999 Mercury Villager 4 Dr Sport Passenger Van

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Starts fine but when I put in reverse or drive it dies also the engine tilts forward when
putting in gears

2 Answers


sounds like a possible broken motor mount. when the engine torques, something else shorts out and it dies.


Get OEM engine mounts, not the aftermarket ones. Try oemfordparts.com replace right front and rear mounts, you van will drive as well as a brand new one. These mounts are notorious for going bad.

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