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#47 of 97 pumpkin twisting
Jul 29, 2008 (7:03 pm)
2004 mountaineer/36,000 miles
extreme noise when shifting-discovered the entire pumpkin housing twists when shifting from drive to reverse. Any info or help?
#48 of 97 Fuel injectors
Oct 05, 2008 (1:06 am)
Hi, has anyone ever change a fuel injector. it seems I have a bad fuel injector. I feel a slight tug when I push on the gas pedal. It seem the fuel is not flowing through. I was thinking of changing out the fuel filter, but a friend of mine was in my car and said he had the same problem. And it was his fuel injectors not flowing correctly. I tried injector cleaners and nothing improved. Let me know if anyone had a similar problem. I have a 2002 AWD Mountaineer.
#49 of 97 Re: check engine light o2 sensor maybe? [kswank]
Nov 15, 2008 (10:23 pm)
Did you ever recieve an answer concerning the location of the o2 sensor?
#51 of 97 2002 Premier AWD
Nov 17, 2008 (12:50 pm)
I bought this car in 2004. Replaced the transmission under warranty in 2006, this weekend the car is stalling at 20-30 miles. Has anyone had this problem? I called around some shops and they quoted 1600-3K to getting it fixed?? Are they recalls for this kind of stuff. Please let me know because how can a car go thru a transmission every 2 years. I have accrued a lot of miles on the car but it's not like I am an aggressive driver.
Can everyone complain so we can all get justice once and for all....
#52 of 97 TSB 08-21-11 as it relates to tire circumference
Nov 25, 2008 (2:58 pm)
Here's a good one. Fords' TSB 08-21-11 addresses the need to match tire circumferences so as to not destroy the transfer cases. However, while it addresses the '97 through '08 Explorer it bypasses the Mountaineers in the '01 year particularly. The problem has been found to be a problem w/the 5.0 AWD '01 Mercury Mountaineer (that have only two tires replaced after normal wear, forward or rear) by causing a wheel speed transducer to 'tell' the transmission that it needs to be in AWD when it doesn't and therefore violently vibrating loose a flange case pinch nut and allow the aft drive shaft into the drive case to 'float' and then the interior of the transfer case self destructs. Mis-matched tires of different manufacturers could be of different 'circumference' yet retain the same tire 'size'. This difference can cause the internal destruction of the transfer case gearing. The costs can average in the $1900.00 to $2,300.00 range. Ford has not updated its' TSB as of yet. Anyone have this unpleasent experience yet?
#53 of 97 Re: 2002 Premier AWD [sin143]
Nov 25, 2008 (3:02 pm)
Was the replacement trans from Ford and NEW or was it a re-man? What did your warrenty specify as to the replacement and did you take it to a DIFFERENT Ford dealership (one that did not install the trans) and have them T/S the stalling?
#54 of 97 Problem in Reverse
Feb 08, 2009 (3:32 pm)
My wife has been telling me that every once in a while she will put our '04 Mountaineer AWD V8 in reverse to back out of our garage it will make a loud noise like you have just backed into something. I could never get the same thing until this afternoon. I went to back out and went about 4 feet and it made like a boom sound or it felt like the transmission locked up and it came to a sudden stop. It was as if I had shifted the transmission into park while I was moving without stopping first. I applied the brake and shifted it into drive and drove forward a couple of feet and back into reverse and it was fine. Is this a problem with the transmission, rear end, or possibly the parking brake after it sat in the garage engaged for two days?
#55 of 97 Ref: 'Prob in Rev'
Feb 09, 2009 (12:28 pm)
Have you recently had any tires changed/replaced? Also, have you looked at the transfer case?
#56 of 97 Re: Ref: 'Prob in Rev' [NKS969]
Feb 09, 2009 (5:20 pm)
We did have identical sized AT Tires put on in early December, but this problem has been occurring since mid summer. I was looking at my Maintenance records and noticed that I have not had to tranny fluid changed for 30,000 miles. Had it changed at 13,000 miles for free when it was under warranty because the Seloniod was replaced by the Dealer that I purchased it from. I think I'm going to look into having the transmission flushed and new fluid added. I am also going to speak to a former Lincoln-Mercury Service Manager that now works as an Service Advisor over at our local Firestone since the car dealership closed it's doors. I developed a good relationship with him because I had 100% of my maintenance done at that dealership until it closed. Now I take it to Firestone for my routine maintenance needs. He might be able to give me some insight on the possible problem without having to tow the company (Ford) line. He also owns the same year Mountaineer that I have.