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Shifting problem?
Hi There, It sounds like your vehicle may be low on transmission fluid or the transmission may have a faulty shifting solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use transmission fluid to lubricate internal parts and create hydraulic pressure inside which...
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I have a 2007 mountaineer and the seat will move on its own. now at times if I get in and the seat doesn't move the car makes a lo
Power seat malfunctions can be diagnosed and repaired if you request a power seat malfunction diagnostic. With regard to the hard starting, if you are able to get the car to start more readily by fully depressing the accelerator, you...
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I have a 97 mountaineer that is dumping brake fluid. The brakes suddenly went soft while driving how do I diagnosis the problem
The problem sounds like a brake hose blew out in the process of the sudden stop. You should have the fluid filled and when someone pushes the brakes locate where the fluid is coming from. If a hose blew out...
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My car won't start.
If you put in another set of spark plugs no matter the brand and the vehicle does not start and put back in the original plugs and engine starts. Without seeing the plugs and comparing i would have to say...
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does the plastic intake manifold warp and usally need repacement
There are reports of failure, and consequent leaks, of these plastic manifolds. Indeed, there was a settlement involving a range of Ford products years ago. However, looking at NHTSA data and other sources, I cannot find evidence of any particular...
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I have a 1998 mercury mountaineer. ,I just have the water pump replace and now it want start.The lights come on and it turn over b
Unless electrical connections were removed and not re-connected during the water pump replacement, that repair would not cause the present no start. If the starter motor is turning the engine over rapidly, at sufficient RPM, but the engine does not...
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Ignition switch
If you replaced the ignition key switch and now have new keys then you need to have the new keys programmed. If you still have an old key that is programmed then all you need to do is hold that...
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My car has to be cranked two or three times before it starts. New spark plugs did not help.
Usually when it takes multiple times to ignite, it's due to an obstruction of fuel or difficulty mixing the fuel / air correctly. I would have your mechanic inspect the mass air flow sensor, the EGR valve and the fuel...
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Oil pressure drops too low and then when I start the drive it goes back up to normal 2002 Mercury Mountaineer
Hello - low oil pressure at a hot idle is a normal indicator of worn engine bearings in a high-mileage engine. Since the oil light turns off when you accelerate indicates the oil pump is pumping more than 5 psi...
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Battery going dead in short time
You should have the battery charged and tested to see if you have a weak battery. If the radio, lights and key was on then after 30 minutes or more could cause the battery to go dead also. Have battery...
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It will not go in to park or shift in to any gears.
Hi there. Based on what you have written, it is quite possible that internal components inside the transfer case have broken. This is something that typically requires the transfer case (with internal components installed) to be replaced. Unfortunately, it's not...
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cannot figure out how to use the tensioner pulley for serpentine belt removal
Hello, and thank you for writing in. We currently do not have videos available to share with you, however we can do our best to walk you through the process and how the pulley works. What you see when you...
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I just had my exhaust manifold looked over and two mechanics told me I had holes in the manifold
The exhaust manifolds on this engine will warp and cause the exhaust manifold bolts to break off in the cylinder heads. The manifold will need to be removed and drill and tap out the broken bolts in the head. This...
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I was driving and all of a sudden my car made a loud horrible screeching sound and it continues as long as the engine is running
The noise sounds like you have a belt pulley that is seized. You will need to either start the vehicle and look for the pulley to component that is not turning or will need to remove the serpentine belt and...
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car losing power and dieing with stuggle to restart
Common causes of engine stalling and rough idle include a faulty mass airflow sensor, faulty engine coolant temperature switch/sensor (typically at cold start only), worn spark plugs, wires or defective ignition coil(s), inadequate fuel delivery or pressure (clogged fuel filter,...
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Idle problem and shutting off.
The Oxygen Sensor is picking up an issue with the engine's rpm change through the fuel air mixture. If an Oxygen Sensor was to fail, the computer will make the Idle Air Control Valve constantly move to try and correct...
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My vehicle is overheating.
If you have filled the coolant and it goes away without external leaks then you need to have the cooling system pressure tested to see if there is head gasket leaks inside the engine. If it is then you need...
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I have a 2000 mecury mountaineer. When driving spots in gears between 30 an 40. There is no back fire just misses.
The transmission has an accumulator spring that may be broken or the shift valve in the control module may have a broken spring. If an accumulator spring or a shift valve spring breaks in a transmission, the shifting will be...
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I replaced the output shaft sensor. Do I need to reset the code?
Try removing the battery cables and letting the computer sit for about 1 minute and then hook up the cables or if you have a scanner that can erase the codes. This will clear the engine light and codes to...
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Car won't start batary good relay good alternator good my lights work music plays what could this be
Hello there. In general, when the battery is good and you have a solid power supply to accessories, more often than not the issue exists within the ignition cylinder, ignition relay or the starter / starter relay. The only way...

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