Mercury Villager won't start.

Asked by Dec 28, 2012 at 08:38 PM about the 1995 Mercury Villager 3 Dr GS Passenger Van

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1995 Mercury Villager won't start. It will run fine for a while but then if I shut it off and go to turn it back
on it won't start. I get dash lights, radio, power windows/locks, headlights but NO crank whatsoever.  If I
let it sit for an hour or two and come back, it will start fine.

6 Answers


If I were you I would check your solenoid, cause on some fords if they get to warm they will not work until they cool down.

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Could be the transmission is not shifted on Park properly. If the car is not on P won't start even if everything else on.

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I tried taking it out of park and putting it back in. After that, it started right up. Thank you so much!


Battery to starter wire

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Where is the starter solenoid located ?

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I have a 97 villager. doing the same, stalling when cold, parts replaced, plugs,wires, rotor, cap,fuel pump,fuel filter, oil,oil filter, fuel pump safety cutoff relay. THEN, it ran for a short time ok. then shut off and will not start...first I thought it was the pump,the pump is ok. then on general maintenance principles replaced a whole bunch of other stuff. It still wont run because I didn't get the problem fixed.... I cannot find out why. I could use some advice....

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