Jim Grant's Tech Tips
Mercury Grand Marquis, No Start Mornings
My son's 94 Mercury Grand Marquis won't start in the
mornings. Even the mechanics can't figure out what is wrong with it. So
I came to my trusty computer to find out if there has been any recall
on that particular auto. Your site has not helped me. I really don't need
or want (& can't afford) to buy a subscription to a publication to
answer this question. Can you please tell me if there were any recall
notices on this vehicle?
Yes, I can tell you if there are any recalls or service bulletins on your
vehicle. But I have to tell you they will not fix your problem! Are you
telling it like it is? The car does not start every morning? Your mechanic
cant figure it out? There are five work days to the average week.
That means there are five mornings, in a row, that a technician would
have to diagnose your problem in one work week. An engine that will not
start is a dream to diagnose in comparison to a vehicle that has an intermittent
no start problem. Youve clearly defined the condition that creates
the problem. Clearly it is time to have a technician that knows the difference
between her/his grease gun and sound diagnostic procedure. Get a new mechanic.