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#57 of 97 Re: Ref: 'Prob in Rev' [mtnman1]
Feb 09, 2009 (4:46 pm)
When you talk to your friend at Firestone, since he's an ex-Ford dealership guy, could you ask him about my problem too as it relates to tire circumference and trashing the transfer case? I also had identical tire sizes put on the back of my '01 but it was the difference in manufactures that made the difference w/the tires' circumference and that difference turned my transfer case to mush. He might be familiar w/the Ford TSB on the subject (I wrote about it in a previous posted message). If he knows of anyone who might have direct contact w/Ford engineering I would like to email him.
#58 of 97 Re: Ref: 'Prob in Rev' [NKS969]
Feb 10, 2009 (12:31 pm)
Spoke to the guy and he told me that it could be several different reasons. Could be the Transfer Case, could be something binding in the transmission, could be the front differential. He said it would be best to take it to Ford and let them run the diagnostic on it. He said they can't do it at Firestone and since it doesn't happen much it would be tough even if he took a look at it to venture a guess. That is unless it happened to do it when he looked at it. As far as the Circumference he told me that the only way that could screw up something is if one of the tires was different than the other three.
#59 of 97 Re: Ref: 'Prob in Rev' [mtnman1]
Feb 11, 2009 (5:12 pm)
I already took it to a Ford dealer and they told me that due to the previous company putting a slightly different tire circumference on the back two (larger than the front ones that were left on) when they changed out the pair, that that caused the transfer case to self destruct. What I was asking was if your mechanic knew of any TSB or other documentation that would include an '01 Merc. Mntr. AWD when it mentions wheel circumference as it relates to a transfer case. My delema is that the TSB from Ford on the subject does not include the '01 year! It includes '97 through '09 but skips '01. Why I don't know. But the mechanics I've spoken to here say they just don't have any documentation on it that they KNOW of but DO know that a different tire circumference as opposed to the front ones will destroy a transfer case, and that's what happened to me. So, if ya see/hear/talk to anyone on the subject, please ask around if ya remember. Thanks.
#60 of 97 Power Windows don't work 2003 Mntneer
Feb 22, 2009 (10:33 am)
Is there a fuse for the Power Windows?I have had the annoying electrical problems like door ajar and having to turn interior lights off, but now my Power Windows have stopped working. Owners Manual DOES NOT describe a fuse for Power Windows.It does however describe a Circuit Breaker for the power windows. When I took the CB out my radio stopped working. When I put it back in, the radio worked, so I'm thinking the CB isn't the problem.
#61 of 97 wearing out rear wheel bearings
May 26, 2009 (4:03 pm)
I was recently advised that Mountaineers of the vintage of mine (2002) have a tendency to need rear wheel bearings when the mileage gets up, say, around 70K or so. Any opinions out there on this matter?
#62 of 97 Re: Front End Noise [glade8er]
Aug 04, 2009 (10:19 am)
I had the same problem on my '97! It turned out to be a heat shield on the exhaust pipe that had broken loose at a weld!
If you can get under your car. Tap the exhaust with a RUBBER mallet lightly and the rattling noise can be heard. Start under the hood and work your way back.
I took it to a muffler shop and they cut it off. Unless you do some serious off roading or deal with icy roads, the heat shields under the car are useless.
#63 of 97 running board
Sep 05, 2009 (1:56 pm)
Right side running board motor doesn't bring it up as it is supposed to. Dealer tells me that the motors are no longer available and that to fix it, I must buy the whole running board assembly with motor $1600 ... Any ideas on finding a motor?
#64 of 97 Instrument panel lights
Sep 26, 2009 (6:55 am)
I own a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer V8 and my Instrument panel lights dont work but all the other lights work like AC control, window buttons etc, and it keeps blowing the fuse they will stay on for a few seconds and then the fuse blows, It started when I towed my trailer that I had towed many other times with no problems. If anyone has any Ideas please let me know. Thank You!!
#65 of 97 Re: Instrument panel lights [mikebass]
Sep 28, 2009 (6:18 am)
Does the fuse ONLY blow when the trailer is connected? If so, the trailer connector may have a loose or fraid wire shorting to ground. If not, perhaps the trailer plug receiver on your car now has a fraid or loose wire due to plugging/unplugging.
#66 of 97 Re: Instrument panel lights [rodandkyn]
Sep 28, 2009 (7:10 am)
No even with no trailer and my adapter unplugged from my truck (the trailer has a four prong plug my truck has the big plug in so It came with the adapter) the fuse blows a few seconds after i turn the lights on and it dosen't matter what light selection I put it to as long as the parking lights come on so that the instrument panel lights will the fuse blows. Spark any other ideas? thanks for taking the time to reply.