Last post on Feb 07, 2013 at 9:57 AM
You are in the Mercury Mountaineer
What is this discussion about?
Mercury Mountaineer, SUV
#15 of 17 Re: 2006 Mountaineer clunking in front end when slowing down [nvbanker]
Oct 13, 2011 (6:16 pm)
Yes it's AWD but has the button you can lock it into 4WD when you want; I worry it's going to make it worse driving it like that but others say just drive it til something really goes wrong but it never made that noise before. And I LOVE the mountaineer!
#16 of 17 Re: 2006 Mountaineer clunking in front end when slowing down [zanymom]
Oct 14, 2011 (2:57 pm)
The thing is, until it gets bad enough to identify, or manifests itself, nothing really can be done. So I tend to agree - drive it. It will get worse, or it won't. If it doesn't, no worries, if it does, you'll soon know what it is. Like a wheel bearing. Sometimes hard to identify, but eventually, you can.
I'm sorry, you'd think after 8 of 'em, I'd have seen everything, but this noise is a whole new problem for me!
#17 of 17 Bad hub noise at 45 mph and above
Feb 07, 2013 (9:57 am)
I have a 2006 Mercury Mountaineer. I recently had it in the shop for a noise in the front end that started once you hit 45 mph. It sounded like a bad hub. We had replaced several on our previous SUV, so we know what that noise means lol. The dealership replaced one of the hubs, I believe the passenger side. The noise is still there. It starts once you get up to 45 mph. I had my husband take it back. The mechanic said the hub is fine because it's tight, nothing is moving. He said Ford and Mercury SUVs are known for having noisey front ends. He said they eventually just get noisey, and there is nothing that can be done about it, because there really isn't a reason. I talked to another mechanic and he told me to take it back to the shop because it sounds lilke there is definitely something wrong and he's never heard of a vehicle having a noisey front end for no reason. Does anyone have any ideas? I haven't taken notice to if the sound changes or disappears when turning the wheel, and I can't drive it right now because it's at home, so unfortunately, I can't provide that information.
Does anyone have any ideas? I would really like to get this taken care of! Thanks!