1999 Mercury Mountaineer Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1999 Mercury Mountaineer based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.
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.
The rear wiper may stop working. This could be due to a rear wiper motor that has failed requiring replacement.
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.
4wd vehicles may develop a squealing noise coming from the front wheels when driving below 30 mph. This is generally caused by dry excluder seals, lubricating the seals will commonly correct this concern.
The intake manifold O-ring gaskets commonly leak, causing stalling and poor idle quality; the Check Engine Light will illuminate.
The rear window wiper may not fully contact the rear window. To fix, replacement of both the wiper blade and wiper arm is necessary.