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  1. J

    2006 4.6 V8 overheating in winter only

    So my 06 Mountaineer has had a strange overheating problem for a while and i can’t tell if it’s a true sensor reading or not. This car is my every day daily driver and for the entire summer season, the car started and ran every day, taking 2 hour trips twice weekly without fail. come the cold...
  2. T

    Transmission + Cooling system questions

    Hi everyone! I have a 2008 Mercury Mountaineer Premier AWD that has been ran hard by previous owners. It has leaks from the trans cooler lines, and the fittings on the radiator. I had planned on replacing the fittings, but after I removed the trans lines, and drained the trans fluid from the...
  3. M

    Coolant pipe behind alternator

    I have a 2006 mercury mountaineer, 4.0. I am in the process of replacing the heater control valve and noticed the coolant line that runs behind the alternator and to the thermostat is very rusty/ needs replacing. I can't find the same part in a parts diagram or on rockauto etc. Has anyone...
  4. Z

    First Post! Excited to introduce "Penny Merc" a tale of troubleshooting an EBAY no-reserve truck while traveling from PA to TX during COVID19

    Hi Yall, it's been a long hot day, sorry if I ramble. Today is day 8 of ownership and I've got a lot of the bugs worked out. BUT, it's been a rollercoaster so far. I put some pictures on here, but not sure how they'll show up for your reading mode so they are all attached, not inserted. I...
  5. B

    Replaced 2007 Mountaineer horn with Wolo Maxi Sound

    The horn hadn't been working for a few weeks and knew it wasn't the clockspring or the fuse. Finally did it and was able to reuse the bracket for the new horns. The stock horn is a dual horn and one of the horns looked pretty close to the way it probably did in 2007 but the other was just a...
  6. J

    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...
  7. J

    Mountaineer to Car Transplant

    I love the way my mountaineer (AWD) drives, handles curves and accelerates.... However, I am starting a car build and was looking at engines and transmissions, fwd, rwd, awd, atc. It finally occurred to me that I'm expecting my car to perform as well as my mountaineer. (Lightbulb moment)...
  8. albi1cnobi1

    For Sale 1999 Mercury Mountaineer

    Hi everyone. The time has come to sell the Mountaineer. Those of you who have been on here for some time may know my truck. For those that don’t, most of what I’ve done is in my signature. I bought this truck in 1999 and have been the only owner. The 4.0 SOHC motor has 254,000 on it and I have...
  9. G

    Just bought a '99 Mountaineer

    Hey everyone, Just bought a '99 Mountaineer tonight. Lotta things I like about it, but plenty to fix and learn about. GSmith
  10. S

    Wanted 15" Rims for Mountaineer

    Looking for a set of 15" rims for my Mercury Mountaineer to get away from what I already have. I'm very open to Custom and/or other Explorer, Mustang and Ranger rims. Something to change it up. Similar or greater offset preferred. I have 31" tires on it now. PM me what you have. Thanks I...
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    Just Passed 100k on my 1998 Mercury Mountaineer

    Hi everyone! 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 springs (I mostly take...
  12. Mercury Mountaineer Grill support bolts for removal

    Mercury Mountaineer Grill support bolts for removal

    Red and Yellow are bolt locations to remove grill support. Blue are areas where headlights to be removed after support is off car.
  13. Mercury Mountaineer Grill support bolts for removal

    Mercury Mountaineer Grill support bolts for removal

    Red and Yellow are bolt locations to remove grill support. Blue are areas where headlights to be removed after support is off car.
  14. Mountaineer Front End on Explorer

    Mountaineer Front End on Explorer

  15. Mountaineer Front End 1 on Explorer

    Mountaineer Front End 1 on Explorer

  16. C

    Swapped in a 2003 Mountaineer cluster into my 2003 Explorer

    I've been lurking for the past year and have used a lot of information from this forum to keep my Explorer going. Last weekend LKQ was running a 40% off labor day sale so I went and looked around. I found a 2003 Mountaineer with the message center cluster and thought that would be a cool...
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    Tow Hitch and Light Wiring?

    My 97 Mountaineer AWD has pretty much every option except the tow package (go figure). I have a ball installed on the bumper, but obviously there is no hitch assembly and unless it's well hidden, there is no lighting hookups. How should I go about wiring up a wiring harness? At the very least I...
  18. J

    Driver's power seat limited range of movement

    99 Mountaineer - The driver's power seat does slide fore and aft some, but does not slide all the way forward. I don't see anything physically blocking it. Is that a common problem / easy fix? I've got the seat out of the vehicle at the moment. Thanks! -Jeff
  19. J

    Replacement Driver's door wire harness?

    99 Mountaineer power windows don't work because one of the wires is broken in the pillar to door wire bundle. I'll probably just fix the broken wire, but seems like if one wire is shot, there are probably more on their way out, so I'm thinking about replacing that whole door harness. Dealer...
  20. S

    New Member... 08 Mountaineer Driving me NUTS

    Hey yall... so I have a 2008 Mercury Mountaineer with 180k miles on it. She runs GREAT! But this "Check fuel inlet" message that keeps showing up on my dash board every time it rains, is driving me insane. Does anyone know how to make it stop? Ive tried cleaning it out and all but it still does...
  21. D

    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...
  22. C

    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...
  23. B

    $200 2004 Mountaineer Question

    Hello all. I couldn't think of a better place to ask this question so I created an account. I have a friend who wants to sell me a 2004 Mountaineer for $200. It has 193k miles on it and 2 known problems. #1 The real seals and bearings need replaced he recommended both sides. #2 New passenger...
  24. J

    Sporadic, Intermittent Whining Noise When shifting from Reverse to Driv

    I have a 2008 Mercury Mountaineer. It has 80,000 miles on it and has been well maintained and is overall in great shape. For a while now, there has been a random noise happening. It only happens when I have backed out of my driveway or a parking spot. Normally when it occurs, I had turned my...
  25. W

    Cruise Control issues 1997 Merc Mounty

    My cruise control isn't working, no surprise there it seems. Has never worked in my ownership. Replaced the cutoff switch and still nothing. I found a post on Ford Forums Online with the cruise control self...