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1997 Mercury Mountaineer Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Mercury Mountaineer

1997 Mercury Mountaineer Problems

A failed heater blend door or actuator can cause the temperature control for the HVAC system to stop working. A clicking sound from the dash area would commonly indicate an actuator fault. If the heater gets stuck on the hottest setting, the heater blend door may be broken requiring replacement of the heater box to repair the issue.

The rear wiper may stop working. This could be due to a rear wiper motor that has failed requiring replacement.

The rear window wiper may not fully contact the rear window. To fix, replace both the wiper blade and wiper arm.

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1997 Mercury Mountaineer Recalls

THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: FORD IS REPLACING ALL FIRESTONE WILDERNESS AT 15, 16, AND 17 INCH TIRES MOUNTED ON FORD TRUCKS AND SUVS. FORD REPORTS TREAD SEPARATION ...

Ford has recalled certain 1997-1998 Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer vehicles equipped with a 4.0L SOHC engine for a potential issue with the throttle body. There is a manufacturing problem with the clearance of the throttle plate and the bore, which could lead to a binding situation. When binding is released, the engine could surge, causing a safety issue. Dealers will replace the throttle body assembly with a revised part.

Ford has recalled certain 1995-1997 Explorer and 1997 Mercury Mountaineer vehicles because the sway bar links could fracture. If one or both sway bar links fracture, vehicle stability is affected, which can cause handling issues. Dealers will replace both sway bar links with revised parts.

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1997 Mercury Mountaineer Reviews

Bought the truck used with 57,000 on it. It looks just like the one in the picture! Had the transmission rebuilt at 60,000 due to problems (used car dealer did under his warranty). Had to replace a cracked exhaust manifold. Battery acid dripped onto a vacuum line and caused major leak. Radiator sprang a leak and had to be replaced. Had to replace the front end suspension links at 190,000. Recen...

I bought my 97 used with 97,000 miles.. ran great for the first 4 months then the engine light came on and with constant repairs stays on. EGR tube and or compoant seems to always be the problem. My cd player has stoped working, my back doors will not open from the inside, my inside cover around the skylight is falling, the ac only works good if going on the highway and the electric side mirror...

I bought my Mercury Mountaineer new in 1997. After 5 years, the antenna stopped working. The emergency brake never has worked. The only response from the dealership was, "It works, you have a V-8. Stop putting so much pressure on the accelerator". I do not pass inspection each year. I show the paperwork that the company tried to repair problem. I can't afford another car. Presently, it is in t...

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