2008 Mercury Mountaineer Repair and Maintenance

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

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 rear wiper may stop working. This could be due to a rear wiper motor that has failed requiring replacement.

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.

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what could it be it was running alright and just stopped and wouldn't start had to call a towing truck

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While attempting to remove the trim around the shifter to find the light-bulb I'm getting som resistance on the left side - so if I pry too hard I know it's going to break. What's the trick?

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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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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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