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#14 of 35 1997 Mercury Mountaineer
Apr 01, 2009 (10:56 am)
Newbe here. I just purchased a 1997 Merc Mountaineer, and have a few questions and problems. First of all I would like to know what other years or makes interchange parts with this vehicle. Is there a company that sells " body parts " ( not human ) for this year vehicle?
When you start the car the brake lights come on and stay on everytime. I took it to my mechanice and he replaced the sensor and it still stays on...naturally he took it out and did not charge me. He said the answer was to disconnect the lights....WOW I could have figured that one out.....but I would like to have them work the way they were meant to work....anyone know how to handle this???? Thanks in advance for any help anyone can give me you can email me at:
#15 of 35 Re: 1997 Mercury Mountaineer [tandtb]
Apr 01, 2009 (2:30 pm)
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#16 of 35 Re: 1997 Mercury Mountaineer [tandtb]
Aug 04, 2009 (10:09 am)
Is it your brake light indicator on the dash? If so, make sure your brake fluid Level is correct and the fluid is clear.
How does your braking feel? Is it spongy? Does it take a lot of effort to brake?
#17 of 35 Re: 2007 mountaineer with door lock problems [blackenknight]
Sep 26, 2009 (6:06 pm)
I have an 06 with the same issue. I can't figure out why it's doing it. Did anyone ever find out why it does this?
#18 of 35 Re: Instrument cluster [dmears]
Oct 06, 2009 (5:44 am)
I am being told by the Ford dealership that my instrument cluster is bad on my 2004 Mountaineer. They will not guarantee this is the problem. What were your problems? I have lost power to several accessories including: radio, CD player, interior lights, glove box light, all gauges, power windows and sunroof. I need your input before I put more money into it. They first told me the smart junction box was bad. After $500 this wasn't the problems. I am running out of patience and money. Thanks.
#20 of 35 2005 mountaineer electrical problems
Oct 18, 2009 (3:13 pm)
need help, strange things with my mountaineer v8 awd, seem to be electrical, sometimes rear passenger windows will work sometimes not, sometimes cruise works, kill and restart car cruise works, also grinding sound seams to come from transmission and clunking shifts while driving slow, kill and restart car problem gone, fairly sure something electrical is the culprit but local Mercury shop says Huh!!
#21 of 35 My own car thinks I am trying to steal it!
Nov 19, 2009 (7:19 am)
I have a 97 Mountaineer that won't crank when it is about 43 degrees or less outside. When you sit inside and go to crank it the THEFT light is flashing fast. When the outside temp reaches above 43 it cranks just fine.
The other day I was driving down the road and the horn starts going off on its own intermittently. I had to hit the horn to make it shut up. When I got out of the car and had turned the ignition off and had the key in my hand, it started going off on its own again. I found the fuse for the horn/cruise control and took it out so I wouldn't have to deal with that issue and all the stares.
A friend said to look under the driver side plastic molding area for a black reset button. Did not find one. He looked later and didn't see it. My husband found something that said to replace the idle air control valve (?), but that didn't work.
Do you have any suggestions? Please HELP!
#22 of 35 Re: My own car thinks I am trying to steal it! [juliet77]
Nov 22, 2009 (8:10 pm)
Change the batteries in your key remote
#23 of 35 Re: Check Fuel Cap Error message [ahartman]
Nov 22, 2009 (8:11 pm)
get a new fuel cap