2008 Mercury Mountaineer Repair and Maintenance
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2008 Mercury Mountaineer ProblemsProblems With 5-speed Automatic Transmission are Common
Various problems with the 5-speed automatic transmission were common. These problems can be more common on the 2002 models with build dates before March, 2002. There are many service bulletins describing the diagnoses and repairs, which include fluid leak repairs, transmission software updates, or internal failures requiring a costly repair.
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 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.
2008 Mercury Mountaineer QuestionsWhy is my 20008 mountaineer is only blowing cold air? it comes up to temp fine (1 answer)
It comes up to temp fine , has plenty of antifreeze and hose is hot on both ends.
the other vents are fine, they blow COLD a/c
Mountaineer has no transmission dip stick. At present it is a sealed system which requires a trip to Mercury to check the tans oil level!!
2008 Mercury Mountaineer RecallsOil Cooler Lines May Not Be Tight
A bolt securing the transmission oil cooler lines to the transmission may not have been sufficiently torqued during assembly. If the oil cooler lines separate from the transmission and transmission fluid contacts the catalytic converter, a fire could start. Dealers will inspect and tighten the transmission cooler line attachment. The recall began August 30, 2007. The Ford recall number is 07S56.