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#67 of 97 Re: Problem in Reverse [mtnman1]
Oct 26, 2009 (3:20 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 (7:14 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 (8:54 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 (1:58 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 (7:55 pm)
rear Differential is leaking.
#72 of 97 Re: How much should this repair cost? [buffalovan]
Nov 22, 2009 (7:57 pm)
thats about right
#73 of 97 Re: check engine light o2 sensor maybe? [kswank]
Nov 22, 2009 (8:00 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.
#74 of 97 Re: too rich [merc50]
Nov 22, 2009 (8:04 pm)
Get a code reader that monitors the injectors. Or feel each injector when its running, if you can't reach it with your hand, get a stethascope and listen. Make sure they are all firing.
#75 of 97 Re: hot restart problem [walterd]
Nov 30, 2009 (12:59 pm)
My 2000 Mountaineer has only one fuel line coming up to the fuel rails on the drivers side, no PRV there. Pressure must be developed in the tank with the fuel pump. So like this is getting more expensive. 5.0 L engine, this may mean that I will have to drop the tank to change the fuel pump. Any more thoughts on why a fuel rail would get air in it?
#76 of 97 Just bought an 02', need some advice
Dec 09, 2009 (7:30 am)
HOws it going everyone...so a few days back i just bought a 2002 Mountaineer 4.0L V6 2wd with 97k miles, very well maintained(has all the records), nice ride with all the bells and whistles. After doing some research I have a few questions i hope will get answered.
1st: The transmission is sealed with no dipstick. I've heard some things that you cant service this transmission, some people talk about draining and filling it yourself. Can i take it to a shop or dealer and get it flushed? Do i ever need to repalce the filter?
2nd: After looking through all the records the previous owner had I cant find anythign about the differential being serviced. What are the service intervals for the rear diff? I always did it around 30k miles or so in previous trucks.
3rd: One last thing real quick. This vehicle has the rear air option, when you have the rear air on and the thermostat/temp control set all the way to HOT or COLD there is a loud clanking noise(like someone holding the unlock button) coming from the driver side rear cargo side panel. If the thermostat is set in between hot or cold it does not make this noise, only when it is all the way hot or cold?
I appreciate everyones time and knowledge. Any comments or suggestions would be great. Tell me anythign and everything i should or need to know about this ride, i need it to last as long as possible!!!