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#77 of 97 Re: check engine light o2 sensor maybe? [kswank]
Jan 10, 2010 (8:01 pm)
its a sponge or somthing down on the c converter,if u get under their ,run your hand around the c converter,because that was the problem on mine
#78 of 97 Re: transmision [kevin52]
Jan 10, 2010 (8:14 pm)
dealership,or you might wanna think about getting rid of it,because that transmission is alot of money,and if its not giving you any problems take it to the dealer for a trns flush
#79 of 97 i thought FORD was on top of their game
Jan 10, 2010 (8:29 pm)
i have never bought a F.I.X..O.R.REPAIR DAILY until few years a go when i bought a mercury mountaineer.the truck seemed to be fine until after a couple months went by when my tranny started rattling,and they got me for a $500 torque converter and now i think that its about to go,because its holding its shift to long in 2end ,3rd,so the tranny shop told $3400 for a brand new tranny,and i figure for that much i could get another suv,but no more fords for me
#80 of 97 Transmission Shudder
Jan 12, 2010 (10:54 am)
I have a 1999 Mercury Mountaineer 5-speed automatic with All Time AWD and 160,000 miles. Recently it has begun to 'shudder' and sometimes 'slam' into gear when shifting gears. It only happens occasionally (usually when I'm accelerating quickly but not always). I took it in and the mechanic flushed the transmission (or at least he told me he did) and it didnt fix the problem. The vehicle runs fine for the most part and I'm not getting any check engine codes, but something is obviously wrong.
Any clues before I take it in to a transmission shop? I'm wary of doing this since I never know if I'm going to be swindled or not...
#81 of 97 1997 Mountaineer Starter
Jan 22, 2010 (6:03 am)
How do you replace a starter in a 1997 Mountaineer and how hard is it to replace?
#82 of 97 Re: 1997 Mountaineer Starter [lyndy0629]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 22, 2010 (11:31 am)
F87Z11002CARM $178.42 (from dealer)
Labor 0.8 hours (for a mechanic)
1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
2. Raise and support the vehicle.
3. Remove the starter motor solenoid terminal cover.
4. Disconnect the starter wires.
1. Disconnect the starter solenoid wire.
2. Remove the nut.
3. Remove the battery cable.
5. Remove the starter motor.
1. Remove the bolts.
2. Remove the starter motor.
5. Connect the battery ground cable. NOTE: When the battery is disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the vehicle relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 16 km (10 miles) or more to relearn the strategy.
1. Position the starter motor and install the bolts.
2. Connect the starter wiring.
1. Install the battery cable.
2. Install the nut.
3. Connect the starter solenoid wire.
3. Install the starter motor solenoid terminal cover.
4. Lower the vehicle.
#83 of 97 2000 Merc Mountaineer Heater/Air problems
Feb 16, 2010 (10:27 am)
I am wandering if any one out there has any idea where the temperature control sensors for the heater and A/C are located? I have replaced the air blend door actuator, thinking that might be the problem. That was not the problem. The blend door works fine. I am only getting one temperature out of my heater or A/C. When I had my air blend door actuator out so I can see if it is moving when I change the temperature from hot to cold, the actuator is not moving. I checked the voltage at the contacts while changing the temperature and there is no voltage. I am thinking that there should be some kind of sensor to sensor the temperature to send the voltage to the actuator. If I am right, I need to know where that sensor is. Anyone have any idea where it could be?
#84 of 97 Ideas or Suggestions
Aug 01, 2010 (6:04 pm)
I guess it never fails...i lent my bro my 2004 Mountaineer AWD Premier to go to Pa.(about 2hrs) because his vehicle is a POS!..anyways he is driving back and he smells what he thought was propane??WTF RIGHT...so then he hears something like a pop and then its starts smoking he pulls over to the side of the highway and then he calls his father in law to pick him up and the wife and 2 kids i couldn't i was working so we go back in morning luckily he was almost home but not quite we tow it back to my house and so i drive up and down the drive way and it makes like this rattling noise coming underneath WTF! there is fluid all along the driver side coming from the front to the back underneath i mean the back driver side wheel well is drench with fluid any ideas or suggestions what this might be? i wont be able to take to the dealer until Wed so i would like to have an idea before i tow it there....it has 67,000 miles on it this is the 1st serious thing to happen since i bought in 07,
Thanks in advance
#85 of 97 Re: Binding noise when turning [sacowboy]
Sep 29, 2010 (11:31 am)
I just had the rack and pinion (power steering) replaced it may be the pump making the noise...
#86 of 97 99 Mountaineer won't start after storage
Oct 19, 2010 (11:32 am)
I have a 99 Mountaineer with a 5.0. I haven't driven in 5 months. Decided to get it running again. I replaced battery, and spark plugs. It cranks but won't start. I shot some starter fluid in the air intake, and will start for a second or two, then die. I am guessing fuel problems, but not sure what to do next.