2001 Mercury Mountaineer Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Mercury Mountaineer

2001 Mercury Mountaineer Problems

Heater Stuck on Hottest Setting Due to Broken Heater Blend Door

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.

Worn Timing Chain Cassettes May Cause Rattling Noise From Engine

A rattling noise from the engine may indicate that the timing chain cassette is worn. Our technicians tell us that installing an updated cassette and timing chain tensioner should correct this concern.

Rough idle when cold due to upper intake manifold gasket leak

The Check Engine Light will illuminate and the engine will idle roughly when cold. There are updated upper intake manifold gaskets to resolve the problem.

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2001 Mercury Mountaineer Questions

Runs really rough starts good but when I step off the gas paddle it dies (1 answer)

check engine light. code p0303, the cab of the truck shakes. (1 answer)

today i went to mechanic and he scan my truck. the scanner code was p0303, and that code says that cylinder #3 have a misfire, then i remember that the truck have the original spark plug wires,i think that the wires are the problem is that correct? currently the truck has 147,000 miles.

What can cause me to have no heat? (2 answers)

I changed the thermostat, but still have no heat. Can it be the water pump, I do have a little belt noise when I start it.

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2001 Mercury Mountaineer Recalls

Recall 07V336000
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS, PASSENGER VEHICLES, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AND MOTOR HOMES CHASSIS, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY, UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, LEAK INTERNALLY AND THEN OVERHEAT, SMOKE, OR BURN.
Ford Recalls 1998-2002 SUVs for Driver's Seat Back Recliner Failure

Ford has recalled certain 1998-2002 Explorer, Explorer Sport Trac, and Mercury Mountaineer vehicles for an issue with the driver's seat recliner mechanism. The upper bolt that attaches the recliner mechanism to the seat back frame could fracture. If this happens, the seat back could fall backward and disrupt the driver, possibly causing an accident. Dealers will replace the upper bolt and, on some vehicles, replace a lower bolt as well.

Ford Recalls 1999-2001 SUVs for a Speed Control Cable Concern

Ford has recalled certain 1999-2001 Explorer, Explorer Sport Trac, and Mercury Mountaineer vehicles for a possible binding speed control cable. If the cable binds, throttle return could be affected, causing a sticking accelerator. Dealers will inspect the cable and replace it if necessary.

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