HAD TO HAVE VAN TOWED TO GARAGE

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 2000 Mercury Villager
  • 147,000 miles

Had to have van towed to garage. Cutting out, not responding to gas, sputtering. Mechanic informs me that in trying to diagnose, the van has "no memory." So what would cause this? I feel its the fuel pump, and he says he has no way of knowing where to begin as there are no codes, no memory. He wont replace fuel pump unless it is a factory warrarnty mercury fuel pump which will cost me around 500, and with labor, around 800 job. I have had no problems with this vehicle til now. I am visiting my sister in california and waiting to have surgery, and now this. I have replaced with a new battery about 4 months ago. No engine light has come on. On a couple occasions this past year the speeddometer was wacky but seemed to clear up. Replaced headlight bulbs, but that was it. What do I do?

Thursday, January 31st, 2013 AT 9:50 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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Did he check the fuel pressure?

There is a battery in the pcm that may be bad but it would still run

Roy

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Thursday, January 31st, 2013 AT 9:52 PM
  • Tiny
  • lauraone
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He just called me to say, he has to change the distributor, around 500 dollar job, then go from there. Its got prenlty of gas, but no response when given the gas

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Thursday, January 31st, 2013 AT 10:17 PM
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  • ASEMaster6371
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It is needed figure.

Does he gaurentee that the distributor is the issue?

Roy

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Thursday, January 31st, 2013 AT 10:27 PM

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