Mercury Questions

Check Engine Light Off

how to turn off check engine light on a 1993 mercury villager without scanner

2004 Mercury Grand Marquis Starts Then Dies Immediately

I have a vehicle that starts then dies immediately. I was driving it around for work then it started having a pretty bad clacking noise, that escalated it to running like crap then the next day it ...


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis, Overdrive Light Flashing

I've had a misfire cylinder 8 I changed around fuel pump and then fuel injectors one of the injectors needed a new o-ring and it ran fine for a while. Then I put on a new exhaust the proper h pipe ...

1997 Mercury Grand Marquis - Trunk Release Failure

1997 grand marquis, the trunk release button clicks as normal but trunk won't open. The key to manually unlock the trunk is nowhere to be found. I cant get in my trunk what do i do ?

Mercury Overview

Mercury began in 1939 as a subsidiary of the Ford Motor Company. Its purpose was to provide a middle ground between the lower-runged Ford products and the premium Lincoln line, making them the Mama Bear, if you will, of the Ford empire.
Mercury, of course, is named for the Roman god of war, and his image was the brand's symbol in the beginning years. The icon has changed from an M to a cat and back to a modified M again, this time taking a waterfall shape. Model names have followed with these themes, running from a series of feline names (Cougar, Bobcat, and Lynx) to the current lineup loaded with initial Ms (Mariner, Milan, Montego, Monterey, Mountaineer, and in semi-conformity, Grand Marquis).
Mercury's sale history has seen peaks and valleys, but geneally more of the latter. Its survival as a brand is in question, although those doubts are not coming from the Ford Motor Company camp. It helps that the current selection now offers a truly green vehicle, the Mariner Hybrid, although hybrids in general may be losing popularity; their higher MSRP and not-that-exceptional highway fuel economy may lose the nod as other technologies come up to speed in maximizing fuel economy.
The Mercury brand still has its strength in quasi-luxury sedans, with ranging in size from the Milan to the Montego to the Grand Marquis. The lineup lacks a sporty car and loses its minivan after this year, as the Monterey has been discontinued.