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Mercury Mountaineer repairs by problem area

Engine (23%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (16%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (28%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (3%)

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Mercury Mountaineer suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (28%)

$500 - $999 (30%)

$100 - $499 (37%)

< $100 (4%)

Chart based on 46 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2010 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

67000 mi

US $100
Replace left front wheel bearing. 

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2008 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

292-horsepower 4.6L V8 6-speed automatic AWD

79000 mi

US $590
Front hub replaced 
84300 mi

US $1582
replaced rear wheel bearing 
113700 mi

US $500
Both front wheel hubs 

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2008 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

98000 mi

US $100
Maintenance done they let me know about it my last trip. 
25000 mi clanking noise from underneath metal on metal. changed out the front ball joints under the Original Warranty. 
46000 mi Leaking axle seals were replaced. 
49000 mi

US $100
major squeaking, grinding sound on stopping. both lower ball joints loose and both upper control arms creaking from rear bushings, ball joint deflection exceeds spec,rf 0.054 lf 0.066,spec 0.000 to 0.032, replace lower ball joints and upper ctrl arms 

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2007 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

64000 mi

US $300
Noise in rear end 
70000 mi Roaring noise from right front and rear axle- wheel bearings replaced under extended warranty. 
97000 mi

US $65
Steering wheel pulled to right abruptly when braking and sometimes went back. Inspection revealed that a bolt was missing on the upper right cross member 

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2007 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

122000 mi

US $900
Stabalizer pins had worn, one had broken 

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2006 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

292-horsepower 4.6L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

73000 mi

US $200
Replaced left front hub assembly due to noisy wheel bearing 
77000 mi

US $200
Replaced right front hub assembly due to bearing noise. 

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2006 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

292-horsepower 4.6L V8 6-speed automatic AWD

89000 mi

US $400
Replace rear shocks and struts 
99700 mi

US $1200
Front bearings and tie rods replaced 
101000 mi

US $479
Front right wheel bearing hub assembly. 

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2006 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

181000 mi

US $390
Unsteady wandering ride. Had alignment, technician said needed new struts. Replaced rear struts - $325.00 + $65.00 for alignment - Self performed in 8.0 hours. Difficult. 
94500 mi

US $200
Tie rod end replaced. 
170000 mi

US $400
Left and Right Upper and Lower control arms, ball joints and bushings, sway bar link kits front left and right 
75000 mi

US $500
Wheel Bearings replaced Lower tie-rod end replaced 
104000 mi

US $720
Left front wheel bearing replacement and front brakes and rotors 

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2005 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

239-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed automatic AWD

76700 mi

US $2175
replaced entire steering system 
86000 mi

US $350
inner hub bearing replaced. Driver's/Front 
90800 mi Replaced inner tie rod. Passenger side. 
110000 mi

US $70
Upper & lower ball joints changed. Drivers side. 
49000 mi

US $120
Squeak under drivers side. Turned out to be bushings. Replaced, and car runs fine. 
153000 mi

US $120
Broken Sway bar. Both Connectors replaced. 

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2005 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

107000 mi Upper and lower control arms. 

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2005 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

81000 mi

US $2000
wheel bearings replaced rear, front wheel bearing housings replaced rear differential bearings replaced 
91000 mi

US $1050
New struts and springs all the way around 

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2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

239-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed automatic AWD

96000 mi

US $180
LFT FRONT HUB BEARING MAKING NOISE. REPLACED HUB ASSEMBLY, PROBLEM SOLVED.(DIY) 
74000 mi

US $810
Both front wheel hubs needed to be replaced due to a loud gear whinning noise coming from the front of the vehicle 
115000 mi

US $800
Upper & Lower Balls Joints, Sway Bar bushings, Sway Bar end links 
123000 mi

US $275
Sway bar bushings & end link bushings replaced 
111000 mi Rear wheel bearings reamed out for the fourth time.  

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2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

100000 mi

US $600
REAR WHEEL BEARING 
119000 mi

US $500
wheel bearing failure 
102000 mi

US $300
Upper right ball joint 
105000 mi

US $650
had to replace both front end wheel bearings. 
89000 mi

US $500
Driver's side front wheel bearing replaced 

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2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

87500 mi

US $450
Wheel bearing was approx. $450. And rotors approx.. $350. 
101000 mi

US $1100
Ball Joint Wheel Bearing, ABS Pressure Sensor. 
78000 mi

US $1400
Front wheel bearings. 
97000 mi

US $2300
new front end. new rear wheel bearing, new front rotors and pads 

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2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

93000 mi

US $330
Struts were replaced 

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

239-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

86000 mi Sway bar links Changed all 4 struts changed left and right upper ball joints because the protective rubber dust covers were gone.  

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

239-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed automatic AWD

96000 mi

US $1200
Rear wheels hub bearings. Emergency brake shoes installed at the same time. 
69000 mi

US $500
A band in the wheel bearing broke. Mechanic said it was rusted out and wouldn't be surprised if the rest went soon. 
163000 mi

US $896
Right Rear Wheel Bearing replaced. Upper and lower front ball joints (two and two) needed to be replaced. Upper really bad, lower starting to go. 
164000 mi

US $700
Ball joints, upper and lower, falling apart needed replaced. 
118000 mi

US $900
shift lever disconnected from steering column 

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

140000 mi Crunching sound when turns front wheels 
178000 mi

US $300
Coil broke. 2 in front were replaced 

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2001 Mercury Mountaineer

Engine not specified

139000 mi

US $300
Upper and lower front ball joints had excessive play. LH lower ball joint damaged making excessive noise. 

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1999 Mercury Mountaineer 4-door

8-cylinder automatic AWD

82000 mi

US $500
and hubs replaced... Les Schwab Tires did the work. 

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