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Ford Explorer, Mercury Mountaineer, SUV
#3266 of 3348 Re: Mountaineer 2003- stall/surge on braking [03mercowner]
Feb 27, 2007 (11:25 am)
Follow up... as I mentioned I bought the 03 Mountaineer used at almost 19000 miles. You know what they they, look for the obvious first, so I went to the owner's manual. It says to change the fuel flter every 15000 miles. Ahhha, I got the service records out for the used Mountaineer, and the fuel filter had never been changed by the prior owner! Had the Ford/Mercury dealer garage change the fuel filter.... my vehicle has not cut out or stalled or surged or done anything strange since and I'm almost to 32000 miles now.
#3267 of 3348 Re: Mountaineer 2003- stall/surge on braking [03mercowner]
Feb 27, 2007 (12:42 pm)
Thanks for the followup! I actually purchased a fuel filter the other day and will install it this weekend. Thanks again!
#3268 of 3348 Re: 2002 Explorer noises [mcom1]
Oct 08, 2007 (4:53 pm)
Any luck with figuring out what this buzz is from under the dash - only when cold and only when pressing on the gas. While stop when letting off the gas...
#3269 of 3348 Re: Buzzing sound when engine is cold [lrmet2]
Oct 08, 2007 (5:05 pm)
Anybody have any luck figuring out this under dash buzz when cold and pressing the accelerator...
It is really annoying me.
#3270 of 3348 03 Mountaineer - Broken Tie Rod?
Oct 21, 2007 (4:24 pm)
Scary experience last night with my 2003 Mtneer V8 AWD, approx 65,000 miles. ABS light turned on about 2-3 days ago but all seemed fine while driving, I figured I'd take it in to be looked at this week - no big deal. Last night as I was driving approx 65 mph I started to feel an odd fluttering through the wheel, an intermittently as if the steering wheel wasn't connected to anything - then sudden return to control. After several cycles of this, I slowed way down and looked in my mirror - smoke pouring out behind me. As I pulled over, brake pedal went to the floor...strong burning smell - maybe brake fluid? On inspection, front left wheel is very toed out - something must have snapped - maybe a tie rod(s) and the bending of the other tie rods took out the brake line. Hoping to talk to the mechanic tomorrow. Just glad no one was injured / killed by this failure at 65k miles. Anyone have any experience with this type of problem? I'm a lifetime Ford driver and am a little shocked by this - someone could have been killed if I'd lost control. Thanks for any ideas.
#3271 of 3348 Door ajar dash indicator and chime, other electrical issues
Nov 08, 2007 (6:02 pm)
I have a 2002 Explorer XLT. Recently the door ajar chime (sometimes the dash indicator light also) sounds intermittently while I am driving. I have lubricated all of the door latches with WD-40, yet it persists. I was told that a module had possibly failed (it was not tested) earlier this year and I did not pursue the matter, as it did not appear to be life and death for the truck. This was somehow related to the accessory delay feature, which no longer works. When I lock it remotely, the horn beeps twice, as if there is a door ajar (which there is not). The interior lights also stay on for the length of time the accessory delay would normally work and all switches (including the outside keypad) on the driver's door no longer work after I remove the key from the ignition, however, the front passenger door switches function normally at the same time. Any ideas? Thanks.
#3272 of 3348 Mountaineer Transmission Problems
Nov 10, 2007 (9:47 pm)
Just recently purchased a 2004 Mountaineer from a friend. It was a Smart Buy lease he bought out and decided to sell to me. Suddenly the Transmission is acting up. Kicks when placing into reverse . When in drive shifting is very sluggish. I just saw a news report from 2004 claiming they had put out a Bulletin to fix this problem. I went to the dealer and he said I must change the trans for 3500.00? Car is over Warranty at 48K. Has anyone had success getting Ford to repair this issue ?
#3273 of 3348 Re: Mountaineer Transmission Problems [dencal26]
Nov 11, 2007 (7:40 pm)
I just purchased a 04 Mountaineer and called the previous owner to ask him if he had any problems . The only problem that he had was a problem shifting into reverse . He said that it sounded really hard and that he thought that the tranny was going to fall out ! Ended up being a solenoid (maybe $100)although his was covered under his warranty . I have also seen this problem on the crown vics(shift solenoid) . Get a second opinion and do it objectively ( not disclosing your first quote)., Mention that you are aware of the potential of the shift soleniod being bad because many times mechs take advantage of buyers who don't know any better . and try to sell them the transmission when in fact the problem could be other issues . By the way , is your engine the V8 or the V6 ?
#3274 of 3348 Crack in lift gate 2003 Mountaineer
Nov 17, 2007 (12:16 pm)
I just noticed that my lift gate has a crack in it starting from the window down thru the Mercury emblem. I've not had any damage to the vehicle nor have I hit anything with the lift gate. Has anyone else had this issue and if so how did they resolve it. My Mountaineer is out of warranty.
#3275 of 3348 Re: Buzzing sound when engine is cold [2002explorer]
Nov 20, 2007 (3:14 pm)
I have the same problem, it is almost every time we drive the car cold now. Dealer has had twice over past few years and can never duplicate it. At dealer now for three days running and they say they cant duplicate,
Did you ever have any luck solving problem?
I will update tomorrow, last day they are going to try this time, if they are successful.