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Mercury Mountaineer repairs by problem area

Engine (23%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

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 transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (18%)

$1000 - $2499 (25%)

$500 - $999 (29%)

$100 - $499 (25%)

< $100 (4%)

Chart based on 28 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
Hard shifting from park into reverse and sometimes shifting into drive. Occasionally hard down shifting when approaching a traffic light. 

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2008 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

87000 mi

US $2675
The transmission failed. The transmission was rebuilt. 

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2007 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

292-horsepower 4.6L V8 6-speed automatic AWD

92000 mi Hesitates to upshift into higher gear causing jerky operation. 
94700 mi still hesitates at gear transfer. they put a lube into it and said it needs time to work its way in. this was after rebuilding the transmission. 
96000 mi same problem 

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2007 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

116700 mi

US $900
The transmission slipped going from 3-4 and then it would slam into gear. Found metal in pan so transmission has to be removed and gone through to find where metal came from. 

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2006 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

292-horsepower 4.6L V8 6-speed automatic AWD

24000 mi Had TSB 07-23-2 6R60 performed on my vehicle. While it did eliminate the bump stop when down shifting. the slippage while moving forward was not completely eliminated although it is much improved. 
33000 mi Replaced transmission shifter assembly. 
75300 mi

US $1200
choking at speed 40 mpg to 55 mpg. They changed some spark plugs drained trans fluid & air filter still not fixed. I HAD TO tell dealer needs a torque converter. They had no clue. They're "out of stock" of torque converters. hmmmm funny. 
106000 mi

US $300
Torque converter acting up. Drained and flushed system. 

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2006 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

115000 mi

US $200
Leak in seal 
109300 mi

US $3500
Transmission failure 

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2005 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

239-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed automatic AWD

95000 mi

US $3200
Complete trans rebuild. Weak transmission. rnThis is a very common problem with Ford Explorer & Mercury Mountaineer. 
46000 mi Transmission fluid leaking from vent tube. Dealer unable to find cause. 
51300 mi Replace transmission lines (dealer noticed leak while doing brakes), repair transmission cooler lines, transmission service including new fluid and filter, replace fuel filter. 
55000 mi

US $409
Leaking transmission cooler lines. 
56000 mi

US $2520
Hard shifts, intermittent "check transmission" and "overdrive" lights. Dealer re-sleeved the servo bores. 
58000 mi

US $350
Hard shifting, transmission light was on. Dealer replaced transmission main control valve. 
59000 mi Transmission light came on (recurring problem), accompanied by hard shifting. Dealer was unable to duplicate the problem, advised bringing the vehicle back next time light comes on, without turning vehicle off. 

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2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

239-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

146000 mi Differential whine 

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2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

239-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed automatic AWD

73000 mi Pinion seal leaking and rear axle seal leaking 
107000 mi

US $350
Planetary gear came loose in the t/case and started to break links on the chain. I have pics send email, if wanted. Replaced with a used unit by the aftermarket warrantee company 
111000 mi

US $703
Replaced all bearings, seals, rear end housing, and ajdusted the ring gear and pinion. Grooved axle unnoticed in previous repair causing seal failure. The loss of lubricant caused the failure of wheel bearings. Required replacement of carrier bearings, wheel bearings, ring gear and pinion, and all seals. 

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2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

105000 mi

US $500
REPLACE BALL JOINTS AND FRONT PINION SEAL 
96000 mi

US $994
Cracked flywheel replaced 

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer

Engine not specified

110000 mi

US $2400
Transmission was rebuilt 

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

239-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed automatic AWD

68000 mi

US $2000
A transmission gear broke. Had to have the transmission rebuilt. 
139000 mi

US $1600
The car monitor stated transmission needs to be serviced. I had a rebuilt transmission put in be Ford Company. It has a 3 year warrantee. I have a contract on my car, they paid $2600.00 on my bill. 
163300 mi About every 3 months this car does back to the shop. It leaks transmittion oil. It is now May 9, 2015, it leaking oil again. 
96000 mi

US $1200
Rear differential pinion bearings. 
86000 mi

US $1500
Torque Converter and Passenger side rear wheel bearing. 

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

111000 mi

US $270
Left front axle. 
123000 mi

US $3800
Transmission replaced along w/trans cooler -  
73000 mi

US $2700
automatic transmission failed. 
120000 mi

US $1700
Transmission failure. 
150000 mi

US $950
Wheels won't turn separately 

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