my engine check light came on out of the blue. everything is fine can be the starter? Because it have been starting up funny for few days now.

10

Asked by Mar 15, 2013 at 08:14 AM about the Mercury Mountaineer

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

16 Answers

you must have your diagnostic check-up, could be done at your parts supplier...think this one is OBD-II (on-board-diagnostics) and doesn't need the check engine light to record somethin' funny goin' on there- have this checked, then tell us the results...it'd take the guesswork out of your diagnosis.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Some cars the CEL will come on triggered by mileage alone, to remind you about service..but...can you describe 'funny" about start up? It might not be mileage if you are having things happen about the same time

Agreed. One of us will be happy to help

mornin H-

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
10

Funny like i when turn the key i have to step on the gas few time

99,235

It's not the starter motor. The ECU does not monitor the starter. Get the codes read to see what caused the CEL like Bob said. -- Mornin gentlemen.

kimmie what year is your car?

and g'morning back at ya fellas. Helpful dudes that ya'all is

10

1999 mercury mountaineer

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

back when cars used to have a carburetor, pumpin' the gas would inject fuel down the throat of the carburetor...but no more, we place this responsibility squarely on the computer's abilities to know when is the right time to 'gas it'-, and pumpin' the pedal ain't what it used to be-

don't scare her H, this may not be the case with her Mountaineer!

You are right Bob. 100%. No need to start in with posting with far fetched scenarios. I am trying to find out if that '99 has OBD or OBDII

10

i never had no problems with it since i got it few months ago, it just happen yesterday from coming in town from on a little road trip ( which i am still on the trip wont be heading back home in few days). i am maybe 130 miles from home. can it be anything from that. i never took a trip this long with this truck just minor like maybe 45 mile round trip few time in the past

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Autel-MaxiScan-MS509-OBD-II-EOBD-Scanner-OBD2-Car-Diagnostic-Code-Reader-/321083600219?pt=Motors_Automotive_Tools&hash=item4ac212ed5b&vxp=mtr

you know, H haven't seen a plain OBD...must be 70s vintage?

20

can being over the oil change mileage on my 2006 mercury mountaineer cause the CEL to come on

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Mountaineer

Looking for a Used Mountaineer in your area?

CarGurus has 1,181 nationwide Mountaineer listings starting at $1,980.

ZIP:

Search Mercury Mountaineer Questions

Mercury Mountaineer Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 570
#2 kbro
kbro
Reputation 460
#3 tuff4x4
tuff4x4
Reputation 300
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Explorer
928 Great Deals out of 63,176 listings starting at $799
Used Mercury Mariner
51 Great Deals out of 1,267 listings starting at $2,950
Used Ford Expedition
424 Great Deals out of 23,819 listings starting at $1,500
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,040 Great Deals out of 72,524 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford F-150
2,129 Great Deals out of 191,043 listings starting at $290
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
588 Great Deals out of 33,589 listings starting at $1,375
Used GMC Yukon
425 Great Deals out of 20,534 listings starting at $1,495
Used Lincoln Navigator
95 Great Deals out of 5,590 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford Escape
1,275 Great Deals out of 85,049 listings starting at $995
Used Lincoln Aviator
8 Great Deals out of 228 listings starting at $1,800
Used Nissan Pathfinder
316 Great Deals out of 22,215 listings starting at $2,200
Used Dodge Durango
286 Great Deals out of 21,041 listings starting at $1,125
Used GMC Acadia
607 Great Deals out of 44,923 listings starting at $3,500
Used Honda Pilot
410 Great Deals out of 23,400 listings starting at $995
Used GMC Envoy
46 Great Deals out of 2,193 listings starting at $800

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.