changed the battery and went to make sure it would start and the check engine light is on any ideas? disconnected the neg. cable first and hooked it up last.

Asked by Feb 06, 2014 at 01:08 AM about the 1997 Mercury Villager 3 Dr LS Passenger Van

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I replaced the battery removed neg. cable first put in the new battery and hooked up neg. cable last. Fired the car up and the check engine light was on and it wasn't on before replacing the battery. Any ideas? Is the light a result of something I did?

2 Answers

228,255

Possibly not. Try removing just the negative cable again for 20mins and reconnect and see if the light goes out. If it goes back on, it might just be a coincidence. Scan for codes.

Had my doubts but dang it worked! Thanks

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Villager

Looking for a Used Villager in your area?

CarGurus has 150 nationwide Villager listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Mercury Villager Questions

Mercury Villager Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 260
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 170
#3 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 160
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Quest
66 Great Deals out of 2,730 listings starting at $2,800
Used Toyota Sienna
232 Great Deals out of 28,964 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Grand Caravan
238 Great Deals out of 31,745 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Odyssey
278 Great Deals out of 28,261 listings starting at $1,295
Used Chrysler Town & Country
390 Great Deals out of 18,576 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Civic
510 Great Deals out of 81,592 listings starting at $558
Used Ford Explorer
769 Great Deals out of 74,828 listings starting at $750
Used Ford Focus
558 Great Deals out of 55,845 listings starting at $1,495
Used Honda Civic Coupe
158 Great Deals out of 18,352 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Caravan
674 listings starting at $2,500
Used Nissan Altima
808 Great Deals out of 78,287 listings starting at $470
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
836 Great Deals out of 70,486 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Venture
436 listings starting at $2,800