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Mercury Mountaineer Questions
How To View The Door Ajar Switch Status On My Actron 9680
I have a 2002 mercury mountaineer that is showing the door is ajar. I also have an actron 9680 that I am trying to use to determine which door is showing ajar. I cannot figure out how to view the st...
My Problem With Engine
I have a 97" mercury mountaineer that would start but it not like the engine isnt getting enough air in intake. But it backfire through the fuel injector. I think it's either the timing (belt or c...
Can my 08 mountaineer tow my 05 Camry
What Could Be Causing Several Things To Go Wrong At Once On Mercury Mountai...
A month ago my wipers started running by itself. A week later my tail lights would turn off and on, while keys were in the house not in ignition. Finally, yesterday I noticed my dome light will not tu...
Air Conditioner Blows Out Panel Vent Then Moves To Defrost Vent Then To Flo...
Mercury Mountaineer Overview
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).