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Mercury Mountaineer repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

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 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.
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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. 

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2005 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

239-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed automatic AWD

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 AWD

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. 
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 
73000 mi Pinion seal leaking and rear axle seal leaking 

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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

96000 mi

US $1200
Rear differential pinion bearings. 

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

73000 mi

US $2700
automatic transmission failed. 
111000 mi

US $270
Left front axle. 
123000 mi

US $3800
Transmission replaced along w/trans cooler -  
120000 mi

US $1700
Transmission failure. 
150000 mi

US $950
Wheels won't turn separately 

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Mercury Mountaineer Transmission Problems

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