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Expensive Mercury Mountaineer repairs by problem area

Engine (19%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (35%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (32%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (8%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 37 repairs.
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Mercury Mountaineer repair cost distribution

$2500+ (25%)

$1000 - $2499 (75%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (0%)

< $100 (0%)

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Chart based on 32 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2008 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

292-horsepower 4.6L V8 6-speed automatic AWD

45000 mi

US $247
Climate Control Fan running at high speed all the time. Dealer replaced the blower motor control module, which fixed the problem. A/C fan running full speed all the time, replaced fan motor control unit. 
61000 mi

US $986
Driver's side exhaust manifold "ticking" from a leak and was replaced. Belt tensioner pully was also making a noise and replaced at the same time 
78700 mi

US $590
Front hub replaced 
83700 mi

US $1582
replaced rear wheel bearing 
88700 mi

US $766
Car missing badly and had problems going over hills. Found bad spark plug and coil, replaced all. Belt tensioner pully bearing going bad, replaced 

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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. 
85600 mi

US $738
High fuel pressure sensor failed. Required removal of throttle body and intake manifold and new gaskets all around. $390 in parts and $348 in labor and taxes. 
86000 mi

US $1500
Replace rear pads and rotors $600 Repair hydraulic brake line for front passenger caliper. $150 

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2007 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

41000 mi

US $1400
Rear wiper motor 
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 AWD

73000 mi

US $200
Replaced left front hub assembly due to noisy wheel bearing 
78300 mi

US $200
Replaced right front hub assembly due to bearing noise. Also have left rear seat hinge motor failed that has not been repaired yet. 
118300 mi

US $2776
Had changed spark plugs. One broke in head. Dealer had to R&R head. Ford refused to participate in this known design problem. Lisle's extraction tool would not remove broken plug and drove it deeper into head 
71500 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. 
42000 mi

US $100
Cracked housing on rear wheel speed sensor, causing ABS/TC light to go on at speeds over 60mph 
89000 mi

US $400
Replace rear shocks and struts 
99300 mi

US $1200
Front bearings and tie rods replaced 

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2006 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

55000 mi

US $1000
Radiator developed a leak along seam, would not hold pressure had to be replaced. 
94500 mi

US $200
Tie rod end replaced. 
108600 mi

US $3500
Transmission failure 
104000 mi

US $720
Left front wheel bearing replacement and front brakes and rotors 
115000 mi

US $1200
radiator leaking 
139000 mi

US $1020
Air conditioner compressor seized 
154000 mi

US $220
Thermostat housing cracked. 
167000 mi

US $450
Replaced alternator Replaced windshield reservoir 

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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. 
76300 mi

US $2175
replaced entire steering system 
153000 mi

US $120
Broken Sway bar. Both Connectors replaced. 
155300 mi

US $300
had to replace coil 
157500 mi

US $1192
fuel pump 
158100 mi

US $622
1 coil, 8 plugs, 6 boots 
55000 mi

US $409
Leaking transmission cooler lines. Malfunctioning tire pressure sensor. 
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. 
62000 mi

US $455
Alternator stopped charging battery. Replaced. Also replaced serpentine belt. 

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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 
90500 mi

US $1050
New struts and springs all the way around 
103300 mi

US $175
Idler tension pulley and belt. 
116000 mi

US $650
Upper ball joints, front wheel bearings,  rear hatch glass hinges 
120000 mi

US $350
no repair plus upper ball joints 
137000 mi

US $128
alternator replacement 
95000 mi

US $4500
The engine DIED the,after I fixed the transmission. end of the truck. 

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2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

239-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed automatic AWD

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 Changed both front wheels hubs due to high whining noise 
81000 mi

US $249
Engine starter motor needed to be replaced due to a dead spot. Truck would randomly refused to start due to no starter motor activity 
99200 mi

US $169
Starter Motor not working, wire corroded & broke. Tire pressure sensor needed to be replaced on 1 tire. 
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 
157300 mi

US $350
Both Idler Pulleys need to be replaced. Bearings were shot. 
152800 mi

US $290
The starter quit working and was replaced. 
179300 mi

US $100
The hood latch rusted and became inoperable. 
181300 mi

US $210
ABS Light stays illuminated, Wheel Hub w/ sensor needed to be replaced. Engine would skip on cylinder #8. Spark plug & coil was replaced. Engine oil filter adaptor was leaking oil through the gasket. The gasket was replace & oil change performed. 
204000 mi

US $1200
Replaced muffler and tailpipe Replaced all four strut assemblies  and front right wheel hub 

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2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

78000 mi

US $1400
Front wheel bearings. 
97000 mi

US $2300
new front end. new rear wheel bearing, new front rotors and pads 
87500 mi

US $450
Wheel bearing was approx. $450. And rotors approx.. $350. 
100500 mi

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

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer

Engine not specified

110000 mi

US $550
Transmission was rebuilt A/C had stopped working,was repaired, however backseat blower makes a thumping noise when running which wasn't able to be completed. 

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

239-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

144200 mi

US $130
Window regulator failed and glass fell into the door (unbroken). Replaced with new regulator motor assembly. 
148000 mi

US $1700
Plastic intake manifold cracked, well known problem for the 4.6l v8 ford engines Door ajar light and dining, sensor replaced 

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4dr SUV

239-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed automatic AWD

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. 
96000 mi

US $1200
Rear wheels hub bearings. Emergency brake shoes installed at the same time. Rear differential pinion bearings. 
98000 mi

US $340
Low on freon - small leak. System sealed and filled up. Runs perfect now. 
106300 mi

US $300
Parking brakes cables and pivots Rear brake caliper seized two weeks later. Replaced both rear calipers. 
135000 mi

US $260
Belt tensioner needed replacement. 
68000 mi

US $2000
A transmission gear broke. Had to have the transmission rebuilt. 
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. 
96000 mi

US $305
Master switch for the power windows on the driver side had to be replaced. Rolled window down would not roll back up. 
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 -  
117000 mi

US $250
Windshield wiper motor replaced. 
120000 mi

US $1700
Transmission failure. 
150000 mi

US $950
Wheels won't turn separately 
160000 mi

US $600
fuel pump replaced 
166000 mi

US $515
water tube broke. 
178000 mi

US $300
Coil broke. 2 in front were replaced 
73000 mi

US $2700
automatic transmission failed. 
133000 mi

US $2200
TIMING CHAINS TENSIONERS!!! 

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