2002 Mercury Mountaineer Repair and Maintenance
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2002 Mercury Mountaineer ProblemsA Cosmetic Crack May Develop on the Liftgate
A cosmetic crack may develop on the plastic liftgate trim panel. Our technicians tell us the Ford has released a service procedure to replace the applique without damage the the liftgate glass.
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 composite (plastic) intake manifold may crack near the thermostat housing and cause a coolant leak. Ford released an updated manifold that was reinforced to prevent a recurrence. No recall was issued for this problem but Ford did extend the warranty to seven years on some models from the date of purchase.
2002 Mercury Mountaineer QuestionsWhy would yhe transmission shifts a little rough? (1 answer)
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When my 2002 Mercury Mountaineer is on, there is a constant noise of what sounds to me like gears grinding. Its coming from the latch on the rear door. It never stops! I am also having issues with the alarm coming on at random times, mostly in the middle of the night, could these be related issues?
I have to disconnect my battery everytime I'm out of car very long. Door ajar light stays on,my lights stays on when I get out of car. The door ajar light will come on and go off and come on again while driving.
2002 Mercury Mountaineer RecallsFord Recalls 2002-2003 Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer Vehicles for Liftgate Glass
Ford has recalled certain 2002-2003 model year Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer vehicles for possible issues with the liftgate glass strut brackets and glass hinges. On certain vehicles, the liftgate glass strut may come off or the hinge may fracture. This can cause the glass to fall from the liftgate, which may lead to personal injury. Dealers will replace the liftgate glass strut brackets and glass hinges.
Ford recalled certain 2002 Explorer and Mountaineer vehicles to inspect the sidewalls of the equipped tires for the presence of horizontal cuts on the edge of the tread. These cuts could lead to premature tire failure. Dealers will inspect the tires for cuts and replace affected tires.