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    2001 Mountaineer 5.0 Chugging/Knocking?

    Hello! As the title suggests, I have a 2001 Mercury Mountaineer with a 5.0 V8, and it's making a noise that kind of sounds like chugging/knocking. It's definitely coming from the very front of the vehicle, but I'm not sure what it is. I can also smell antifreeze when I start the vehicle, and I...
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    Just Passed 100k on my 1998 Mercury Mountaineer

    Hi everyone! My name is Mitch. I drive a 1998 Mercury Mountaineer that was given to me by my grandpa before he passed away. It runs very well and I have kept it that way. I got it around 5 years ago when it had 94k miles on it and I just recently passed 100k during a road trip to some hot...
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    2008 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6 AWD (Ford Explorer) Engine Replacement

    I am having to replace the engine on a 2008 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6 and am looking for any advice, recommendations, tricks and instructions. We've already grabbed a used engine from a local salvage yard. I should be able to get the instructions off of All Data but was wondering if anyone had any...
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    08 Mercury mountaineer 0 offset steel rims

    Ok so I have a 2008 Mercury mountaineer base model 4.0 v6 sohc. I would like to put some steel rims with a 0 offset on her to widen her wheelbase. I live in the country and with the roads the way that they are I know it will be beneficial. I added a set to my 98 explorer and it helped stabilize...
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    Help! 07 Mountaineer. Seats move, sometimes won't start

    Hi. I just bought this used car. First I noticed that I can be driving and my seat will move positions. I can handle that. But then my airbag light came on. It does go off sometimes. Then 2 days ago my car wouldn't start. It made it loud clicking noise. It seemed to make noises in the dash and...
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    I have a 2003 Mercury Mountaineer Premier. The problem I'm having is that recently the car alarm has been going off quite frequently and its now to the point that I have to unhook the battery just to keep it from being drained which is what has happened twice already. Another problem I've been...
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    Current working on rebuilding my '03 Mountaineer Premier and a recent problem I've run into is that the lights inside the truck don't automatically go off when the doors close after a certain amount of time. Prior to this like normal the lights would turn off within seconds of the door being...
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    Stupid question

    This may be a stupid question but can i use parts on a 99 Explorer on a 2000 mountaineer if so will all parts swap or iss there a limit
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    Montego the 1997 Mercury Mountaineer - Maintenance Log (Picture Happy)

    Hey guys, and gals. I created this thread to not only display my 1997 Mercury Mountaineer, but to also keep track of everything I do to keep her living for another 20 years :) First a little bit about her; I was looking to purchase a V8 Explorer, as I grew up in one when I was about 4 years...
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    Heater issue, it's cold guys

    So, I have a 1997 AWD Mercury Mountaineer with the 5.0 V8 in it. My heat has been acting up lately. When I first start it (when it's completely cold) the air blows and gets up to temperature just fine. But when I stop and turn off the truck and start it back up again (like if I just got gas) the...
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    Tow Hook install on 1997 Mercury Mountianeer

    So I picked up some tow hooks off a 2001 model Expedition at a pull a part to put on my Merc since I just bought a tow rope 'just cause' 'just to have' ;). Anyways, I paid $5 a piece for the hooks/loops, including the bolts and nut assembly thingamajig. And I'm sorry but I didn't get pics of...
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    05 Mercury mountaineer griding while turning low speed

    I have an 05 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0 awd. when I park, it seems to grind or fall over on the front passenger side only when making a right turn into a parking spot. It only does it at low speed sharp turns. Any suggestions?
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    2003 Mountaineer Running Board Replacement

    So I was driving on some logging roads and my passenger side running board got scratched on some rocks. Does anyone know how much it costs to replace it at a dealer or if there's any better options. I have the Premier edition. Thanks!
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    New to the Forum

    Hello everyone, My name is Kam I'm 21 and a college student and amateur photographer. I currently drive a 1999 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L V8 AWD and it's my baby. I've browsed these threads a few times before and they have REALLY helped me out! I hope to slap some upgrades on the mountaineer...
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    can i interchange an 04 mercury mountaineer hatch with an explorer hatch

    so my back window got busted out and i was curious if the whole back hatch for the mercury mountaineer 04 was interchangeable with the an 04 ford explorer the parts look like it would work. It would be cheaper to just get the part from a salvage yard but i didn't know if it there...
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    '97 Mercury Mountaineer. Shift at high RPMs.

    I have a '97 Mercury Mountaineer 2WD. It runs great esp. when cool or cold. However, when it warms up I have to get the RPMs up to 2500 and let off on the throttle before it will shift into all gears. There is intermittent times when it will shift fine when warm but I can't figure it out. It did...
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    1996 Ex repowering 1949 Mercury M-47

    Hi all, I saw the thread on the 1959 F-100 and couldn't resist sharing my own similar venture. I purchased an old hot rod 'project' many years ago because I loved the body style. It's a M-47 Mercury, same as a F-47 Ford pick up but slightly different trim and very rare. Problem is the...
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    Buying Mountaineer: 2004 V8 or 2007 V6?

    Hi, I am going to buy a Mercury Mountaineer tomorrow. Here are my 2 choices: 2004 V8 with 38k mi. or 2007 V6 with 63k mi. I can get both for about the same price. If everything else were equal, which would be a wiser choice? I will be towing a utility trailer (a few weeks a year for...
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    Buying Mountaineer-V6 or V8?

    Hi, I am going to buy a Mercury Mountaineer tomorrow. Here are my 2 choices: 2004 V8 with 38k mi. or 2007 V6 with 63k mi. I can get both for about the same price. If everything else were equal, which would be a wiser choice? I will be towing a utility trailer (a few weeks a year for...
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    Chrome trim.

    Hey, my 99 mounty has chrome trim around the grill area, right in the center top of tht trim peice a a air line thing, like an air bubble but in line form lol, and idk how to fix it, its not a huge deal but its bugs the heck out of me!
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    Hey Everybody, im new the website so go easy on me lol. I have a 99 Mounty and the other day i saw a "mountaineer" logo on the front windshield of a Mounty and i was so jealous, does anyone on here know where i can get one of those??
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    Please help. Lift kit information needed.

    I have looked everywhere for a lift kit for my 07 mountaineer, it is based on the explorer platform, it is pretty much the same vehicle so I thought that I would try here. If anyone has any ideas or help that would be great. It has AWD, I just added larger tires, but that just won't do. Body...
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    1956 Mercury

    1956 Merc, V8 Cherry unrestored condition. Sold this one cause I was stupid...