I was backing my 1999 Mercury Villager out of my driveway and as soon as I put it in reverse the engine died and now, the engine won't turn over or anything. No sound comes from the car at all. Do you have any suggestions as to what may have happened?
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first you need to check the battery and the terminals to make sure they are not loose. sounds like you lost all main power.
New battery and new cables. Vehicle was running fine before with no problems. Started the car to pull out of driveway and as soon as I placed in reverse the engine died. No clunk, no noise what so ever. After that it was dead. Still had power seats, power windows, gauge lites and everything else worked. Just no power to engine.
I already performed the basic troubleshooting.my understanding is mercury made an upgrade to the nissan that prevented further damage to the engine incase of a broken timing belt. I believe that is what happened here but I am not sure. It doesn't matter any way because since I couldnt get an answer, and there were too many variables that could be the cause, and it wouldn't make much since putting 1500 dollars into something only worth 1000, I got rid of it.