2005 Mercury Mariner Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Mercury Mariner

2005 Mercury Mariner Problems

Knock/Pop Noise from the Steering Column when Turning

Looseness in the steering shaft and steering shaft coupling U-joint can cause a knocking / popping noise from the steering column when turning. The steering shaft and coupling U-joint will need to be replaced.

Transmission Fluid Leaks from Transmission Oil Cooler

The transmission oil cooler may develop a leak, which will require replacement to repair.

Knock Noise from Steering When Turning, Going Over Bumps

A defective power steering return line can cause a knocking noise when turning or going over bumps, especially when the engine has reached normal operating temperature. The power steering return line should be replaced.

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2005 Mercury Mariner Questions

no heat flush or replace heater core (1 answer)

3 alternators in 1 month. now i am told it was caused by the ecm could this be (1 answer)

act likes .running out of gas loose all eletrical power. try to start battery dead get jumped off starts just fine but will not pull out. eng. dies battery dead. this has happen 3 times the last time it only went 2 weeks now i am tols it is the ec burning out alternators.

Why did the battery light come on? (1 answer)

I was driving down the highway and the battery light came up. i restarted my car and it went off and i drove again and it went back on. Why does it keep going on and off. I drove home and it stayed on.

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2005 Mercury Mariner Recalls

Shift Lever Disengages From Transmission

For a vehicle that has had a remanufactured Ford automatic transmission installed, the shift lever bolt may be loose, allowing disengagement of the shift lever from the transmission. Dealers will inspect the transmission and either tighten the shift lever bolt or replace the shift lever assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

Inadequate Head Protection in the Event of a Crash

Inadequate head protection may be an issue at the left a-pillar (windshield) trim area. In the event of a crash, personal injury to vehicle occupants may occur. Dealers will make modifications to the energy absorbing material located above the headliner in the affected area. This recall is scheduled to begin on May 19, 2006. The Ford recall number is 06C12.

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2005 Mercury Mariner Reviews

DON'T BUY THIS CAR
I have about 140,000 miles on my car. This has been a great investment. The only problem I am having now are; the oxgyen sensors are bad. I am having a hard time trying to replace it. This has been an excellent buy. I am very happy I purchased this car.
2005 Mercury Mariner Premier AWD. My wife's vehicle that she has driven everyday religiously since we drove it new off the dealers show room is now at 218,000 miles. My wife droves from south Jersey to North Jersey or into New York city almost everyday for work. 750 mi - 1k miles per week average. This has been a great vehicle. I do all the regular maintence. Usually I use full synthetic or syn...

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