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1990 Mercury Grand Marquis Ls Sedan 4-door 5.0l on 2040-cars

Year:1990 Mileage:100000
Location:

Salem, Arkansas, United States

Salem, Arkansas, United States

 For Sale:  1990 Mercury Grand Marquis 4-door Sedan.  I'm the second owner of this car.  It was originally purchased new in Port Charolette, Florida by an elderly woman who moved to be close to her family in Arkansas.  After she retired to a nursing home and was no longer able to drive, I purchased this Mercury Grand Marquis from her family.  This is a real southern car with no real rust issues.  You'll see one spot where the vinyl top meets the body shown in the photo.  The vinyl top has quite a few hairline cracks in it, but is still solid.  The interior is cloth with no real damage, no holes, and it comes from a non-smoking family.  You'll see in one photo the rear window interior has started to come apart from age.  Power front seats work.  Cruise still works.  All the lights work.   The power windows are working, but kind of weak.  All the glass is good, no cracks.  Has rear window defroster that works.  Air conditioner works.  Heater works. Recent battery. Radio works and has working cassette player and power antenna.  Has had recent brakes, water pump, starter, valve cover gaskets, spark plugs and wires, and it has the 5.8 fuel injected V-8 engine that doesn't smoke or use any oil between changes and runs excellent with good gas mileage for a car this size, and is rear-wheel drive. This car has a full length frame and real metal bumpers. This model came out with air shocks and has been converted to regular hydraulic shocks.  Smooooth ride!  Has 70 to 80 percent Goodyear made in USA tires size R215-75-15.  I have owned this car for over seven years and drove it with confidence.  It will make somebody a nice car or an easy restoration project.  Mileage is an estimate.  If you have zero feedback, contact me before you bid.
Look at pictures.  Please ask any questions.  They don't make them like this anymore. 

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According to the company's defect notice, it's possible for the original "Motor Electronics Coolant (MEC) Pump" to wear out and fail, which would could cause the hybrid system to overheat. If this happens, the vehicle goes into a safety mode that takes away most or all of its power. However, braking and steering still operate normally. After cooling down, the affected models restart normally. The company says that it's not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this problem.
Ford will begin repairing the vehicles in late October, and dealers will be installing improved, brushless pumps on the affected models at no charge to owners. If drivers had their pumps fail before this recall, they can contact Ford for a possible reimbursement. Scroll down to read the recall announcement from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or download the full defect notice as a PDF, here.

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