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#2059 of 3348 Radio Question For 1997 Mercury Mountaineer
Dec 11, 2004 (4:03 pm)
Can you please help me figure out my problem? I just purchased a used 1997 Mercury Mountaineer and the only problem I have with this nice vehicle is the radio. It sounds like there is maybe not enough power to bring the sound on through or all the speakers are blown. There is not that type of sound where speakers are blown though like heavy rattling, so just can't figure it out. Also, in the back seat where you plug in your head phones in the radio control; that works fine if you use the head phones. I just don't know much about radio and speaker electronics. I sure appreciate your time and help. Thanks!
Dec 11, 2004 (6:21 pm)
You mean the rear seat speakers are weaker than the front ones? If so, that's normal for this car, why I don't know but that's how they are.
Dec 12, 2004 (9:40 am)
Thanks for the response; however no, all the speakers are weak; they are barely coming through even with the volume turned full. The only way I can listen to it decent would be through the head phones.
Dec 12, 2004 (2:02 pm)
then, I'm betting the amp is bad, not the speakers.
Dec 16, 2004 (4:48 pm)
Thanks so much for your reply to my problem. Where is this amp located and how do I get it replaced or checked?
Dec 18, 2004 (9:16 am)
Well, now it gets a bit sticky for me. I'm pretty sure it's in the back behind a side panel somewhere, but beyond that, I'm not sure. The actual radio on these cars isn't in the dash, all you have there is the control panel, and the CD/casette player possibly, but the rest of the radio guts is elsewhere in the car. Makes it hard to steal that way. That's what you need to replace probably..... I'd talk to the parts guy at the dealership. Talk to the old codger with the Ford cap on his head......behind the counter.
#2065 of 3348 tire pressure system
Dec 19, 2004 (7:50 pm)
we have a 04 Lux. Mountaineer. We live in the north east wher it has begun to get very cold. The tire pressure warning system is always going off. Dealer says it is sensitve to the cold pressure changes. Is this common? Any fix? Or just ignore it?
#2066 of 3348 My 04 Explorer
Dec 19, 2004 (8:24 pm)
Always had its tire pressure light on in the winter. Took us a while to get the pressure exactly right, after that it was fine. I learned to ignore it for the most part until we got it figured out. They are very sensitive to the cold tire pressure, so pick your poison, either adjust it carefully or ignore it.
Dec 19, 2004 (10:38 pm)
I have an 03 Explorer XLT, which I am generally happy with except for one issue: it does not have AdvanceTrac stability control.
In looking at the NHSTA rollover resistance ratings, electronic stability control seems to really make a difference in reducing rollover.
Now I'm thinking - is it worth taking a loss and trading in my 03 Explorer for an 05 Explorer with standard stability control? Any thoughts out there on this matter?
Dec 20, 2004 (3:10 am)
Personally, wait till next year. A redesigned version will debut next year.