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Christina Berry Walters

Just Purchased A 2003 Mercury Mountaineer And It's Makes A Whining Noise Wh...

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What Does Clear Object By Pass Seat In 2007 Mercury Mountaineer Mean

light came on dashboard saying clear object bypass seat in my 2007 mercury mountaier

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My Truck Wont Start The Theft System On How Do I Disarm It With Out Sending...

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Hi I Had To Post My Question In The Additional Details Because It Would Not...

Hi I have a 2003 Mercury Mountaineer & it starts up and idles perfectly. But starts bogging down after I press the gas when going down the highway. But once i let off the gas & press it again, it ...

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Janice Baczo

Lift Gate Light On

back tail gate not locking?

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About the Mercury Mountaineer

The Mercury Mountaineer debuted in 1997 as a twin to the Ford Explorer. It is now in its third generation, which began with the 2006 model year; the chief change with this current generation is a new reinforced frame.

As is par for the course with its Ford counterparts, the Mercury branding gets a ramped-up interior and higher sticker price. In this case the 1997 Mountaineer had the distinction of a standard V8, whereas merely one of the Explorer's 10 trims that model year came with a V8.

That very first Mountaineer disappointed Mercury with its sales, as it really was not distinguishable from the lower-priced Explorer, so the bulk of the sales went to the Ford brand. So for the SUV's sophomore year, Mercury made some obvious exterior changes, such as flipping the front fascia, downsizing the headlights, and changing the wheels.

In 2002 a fold-flat seat for the third-row was introduced as a standard feature so the Mountaineer could compete in the 7-passenger bracket. Changes that came with the 2006 redesign included a made-over interior (seats, gauges, door handles, window switches), an independent rear suspension, more-capable brakes, and options for a 4.6-liter V8, 6-speed automatic transmission, and power-deployable running boards (as seen on the Lincoln Navigator).