2008 Mercury Mountaineer Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Mercury Mountaineer

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2008 Mercury Mountaineer
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610
2008 Mercury Mountaineer
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224
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349
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652
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226
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854
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325
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499

2008 Mercury Mountaineer Problems

Problems 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.

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.

Crack on Lift Gate

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.

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2008 Mercury Mountaineer Questions

Why 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.

when I turn the a/c on, on the passenger vent, it begins by blowing heat, (1 answer)

the other vents are fine, they blow COLD a/c

Anyone successfully install a transmission dip stick on the 5-speed transmission? (1 answer)

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!!

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2008 Mercury Mountaineer Recalls

Oil 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.

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2008 Mercury Mountaineer Reviews

I have had issues of the car not starting when the starter relay gets hot. Relays in the fuse box under the hood should never get hot, or so hot it burns blisters on your fingers when trying to pull them out. Once I pull the starter relay and let it cool down I reinsert it and the car will start. I have taken it to 2 dealerships, called 2 others and have even written and called Ford and no he...

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