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#64 of 97 Instrument panel lights
Sep 26, 2009 (7:55 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 (7:18 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 (8:10 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.
#67 of 97 Re: Problem in Reverse [mtnman1]
Oct 26, 2009 (4:20 pm)
I have an 04 Mountaineer, had the same problem with the loud bang when I backed out of the garage. I then went down the block and the upon accelerating at a stop sign the flront end shudder. It acted like it was stuck in a gear and I had to have it towed to the dealer. The dealer can't reproduce it, I went to the dealer and can't get it to happen. An online expert service said TSB 08-21-11 about tires. I did have another tire company replace the tires about 4 months ago, and they are not nobby tires and have a realy nice ride .
#68 of 97 Binding noise when turning
Oct 29, 2009 (8:14 am)
I have a 2002, V8. Whenever I turn the steering wheel in either direction you can see, hear & feel a noise almost as if something is binding up or rubbing. My guess it is coming from the rear drive line somewhere. Although you can feel it through the steering wheel, it doesn't really feel like a problem directly related to steering. It doesn't make the noise when going straight or turning at a higher speed. Anyone out there have a similiar problem or know what the cause might be?
#69 of 97 hot restart problem
Nov 22, 2009 (9:54 am)
2000 Mountaineer, 5.0L, developed hot restart problem, air in the fuel line, possible PRV failure, Ford says the PRV comes with the fuel pump. that makes it expensive. is this correct?
#70 of 97 Re: hot restart problem [allen34]
Nov 22, 2009 (2:58 pm)
Fuel pressure regulator does not come with a fuel pump. It sits on the top of the fuel rail above the lower intake manifold near the rear firewall. It has a vaccum line attached to it.
When you hook up a fuel pressure gauge to the fuel rail. you can read pressure. when you disconnect the vacuum line to the regulator the pressure should drop.
The regulator is held on with two bolts and costs less than 30 dollars. kind of hard to get to. but if you crawl in and lay on top of the engine it is accessible
#71 of 97 Re: Mercury Moutaineer03 - Oil leak problem [fmota]
Nov 22, 2009 (8:55 pm)
rear Differential is leaking.
#72 of 97 Re: How much should this repair cost? [buffalovan]
Nov 22, 2009 (8:57 pm)
thats about right
#73 of 97 Re: check engine light o2 sensor maybe? [kswank]
Nov 22, 2009 (9:00 pm)
There are 4 sensors and they are a pain to replace. O2 sensors should be goot to 100k. Get a code reader and verify. It may just be a the gas cap.