2003 Mercury Mountaineer Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Mercury Mountaineer

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2003 Mercury Mountaineer Problems

Vacuum leak from intake manifold O-ring gaskets

The intake manifold O-ring gaskets commonly leak, causing stalling and poor idle quality; the Check Engine Light will illuminate.

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.

wheel Bearings

I keep having to replace my front wheel bearings, both sides. I'm luck if I get 6-8 mos, new or used do not matter.

Well because I can't get out from under the warranty, meaning I can't get the part to last as long as its supposed to, I'm basically guaranteed lifetime of the vehicle, replacement bearings and the dealership hates me cuz of it...

I have 2 other friends same make n model...same problem. Why isn't this recalled yet?


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2003 Mercury Mountaineer Recalls

Ford 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.

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2003 Mercury Mountaineer Reviews

Ive owned my mountaineer for the last 4 years and in that time ive replaced a tranny and now am onto the front drivers side wheel hub situation-im a single mother and i cant keep financing repairs on a vehicle that is so old but cuz i had to finance those repairs cant unload the vehicle to get another one--way to go ford--wont buy another one
I bought a brand new 2003 mercury mountaineer and have had to replace the transmission 3 times!!!! COSTING THOUSANDS OF $$$$!!! The first time, it only had approximatly 50,000 miles on it and was just out of warranty. The second time, it had approximately 100,000 miles on it and just out of the 2 year warranty. The 3rd time, it had approximately 130,000 miles on it. I will NEVER purchase a ...
Have 2003 Mercury Mountaineer, bought it new, now has 111,450 miles on it, has not had any repair problems,just oil, brakes and Tires. Not used for towing though.

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