The automatic transmission may develop shifting concerns. On lower mileage vehicles, upgrading the software in the powertrain control module (PCM) and the transmission control module (TCM) may correct the problem. As the mileage increases, internal transmission damage can occur. Repairs could involve replacement of the valve body or a complete transmission rebuild. Whenever major transmission repairs are made, it is important to be sure th...
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2005 Mercury Montego Problems
If the rear brakes wear out abnormally fast, this can be caused by defective rear brake pads. The rear wheels may also appear to become excessively dusty. They should be replaced with revised brake pads, and all wheel drive (AWD) vehicles should replace front brake pads as well.
A defective electronic throttle body (ETB) can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate and could have limited to no throttle response. Our technicians tall us that replacing the electronic throttle body will commonly correct this concern.
Binding of the shifter slider can make the transmission shifter difficult to move. Replacing the bezel should fix this problem.
Electrolysis can cause repeated failures of the heater core and radiator. The diagnosing technician should check for voltage present in the coolant, with the battery disconnected, because electrical current in the coolant causes electrolysis. Corroded or deteriorated parts should be replaced, and the coolant should be flushed. Ground straps can be added to help prevent future corrosion of components.
2005 Mercury Montego Recalls (Recent)
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The side door latches may freeze in cold weather due to water intrusion. As a result, the door may not latch when closed, and could open while the vehicle is moving. Dealers will install a shield over the front door latches and seal a drain hole in the rear window molding on the Freestyle rear side doors. Grease will also be applied to all the latch mechanisms free of charge. The recall began November 8, 2006. The Ford recall number is 06S45.
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The straps securing the fuel tank to the vehicle may break, allowing the fuel tank and heat shield to drop onto either the driveshaft or exhaust, depending on the model. If this happens, drivers may hear a noise or notice a fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire. Dealers will replace both fuel tank straps. The recall began December 1, 2005. The Ford recall number is 05S37.
2005 Mercury Montego Questions and Answers
Postive battery terminal corrosion cleaned month ago.
When I push down on the brake pedal I hear a squeak, even if I'm stopped and in park. It sounds like a suspension problem? I have 96000 miles on this car.
What is the best battery for my Mercury Montego
my 2005 mercury sqeals upon turing.a mecanic at the dealership told me the stearing fluid is remarkedly dirty and needs replacing.would you please advise me as to how to do this myself?Thank you-fv...
2005 Mercury Montego Reviews
I own a 2005 Mercury Montego with 63,000 miles. Twice I took it to the dealer where I purchased it, and who has done all the oil changes, etc plus any repairs, telling them there was something wrong with the transmission, possibly slipping, and something wrong with the brakes making a jerking feeling when stopping. They could find nothing either time. About 2 weeks later they had to send a tow truck for the car and bring me a loaner car because the check engine and check transmission notice was flashing, and my maximum speed was 22 MPH. Estimate repair bill = $2500. They said a transmission sensor went out. Any ideas?
Heating & A/C At 88K the fan cracked on blower and the a/c compressor needed to be replaced but no new compressors are available . The dealer had to rebuild old compressor with new parts from two sources. Car was in the shop for 8 days
We hit a deer at 75 mph on the turnpike, the car was damaged to the tune of $8500.00 but no one was injured. we were sure the car was totaled, but no. after repair the car has worked perfectly for 3 years until a woman in her oversize SUV rammed into the driver's door knocking the front wheel assembly off the car. Once again no one was hurt and after repair the only problem we have had is the radiator hose had to be replaced last week. The brakes have been replaced once and it's time to replace them again, and now the shocks need replacing too. We have 70,000+ miles on this car we bought used with 12,000 miles on it. I think it's been a wonderful car, in ice and snow the all wheel drive is as good or better than my 4x4 pickup. The fact it has survived 2 crashes and no one was injured has impressed me, it still rides and drives like new just needs shocks to be perfect. It's a shame they stopped making these, i don't know what we'll do when it has to be replaced.
love the size and comfort...never had AWD and love it in Michigan winters...however my transmission started moaning around 63000mi took it in to the dealer who told me without tearing it apart and charging me $900 to do so, it was either the trans or PTU (sits near trans and runs AWD)...advised me to sell it or if keeping it to drive it till it drops...which it did today at 73000 miles. I can't believe Ford hasn't had a recall on this.
My Montego is also getting a new transmission, after just 67,000 miles! What a hassle.
Beware the CVT transmission....had I fully understood the "experimental" nature of the CVT, I would not have purchased this vehicle.