Engine Performance problem
2000 Mercury Villager 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 120, 00 miles
This is a nissan motor . Car will start and run very well. Occasionally, they motor will not start at all. Usually after a short trip. Has new battery.
had fuel pump checked. Electrical appears to be ok
gives the appearence of being out of gas. But is not.
Occasionally, they motor will not start at all. Next time it does this do below quickly and comeback with some results
Get a starting fluid/ether/better off gas in a spray bottle and spray into the carb or the throttle body on an EFI. Did it start and die? If not disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, ECM, Ignitor cam and crank sensors- Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it