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Brandie Renfrow

Whats Wrong With My 2004 Mercury Mountaineer

While driving down the road my 2004 Mercury Mountaineer just shuts down without any warnings or signs? It has 200,000 miles on it and ran great...

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Denise Preziosi

Please Help..just Bought '03 Mountaineer

I just bought a 2003 Mountain with 107K miles on it (4.6L V8, AWD) last weekend. 1/2 way home (about a 3 hour drive) I backed out of a parking spot and it felt like my E-brake was stuck on. Shook and ...

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Stacey Bowers

Mercury Mountaineer

I was driving my 2000 mercury mountaineer and it started smoking I pulled over and there was oil everywhere and it had a strong fumes smell like propane or gas some kind of fumes. Can you tell me ...

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Sandra Zaragoza

Check Engine Light

Check engine light came on my Mercury mountaineer 1998 out of the blue to find out my daughter had drove it with no water could tgat cause it to come on

6 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 days ago)

Loud Thump When Putting Car In Drive Or Reverse. No Lights On, No Leaks. ...

There is a loud thump when putting the car in drive or reverse. No service lights are on, no leaks. What could this be?

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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).