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Posts Tagged: Mercury Mountaineer

AC blows warm air except in MAX mode – Ford

AC blows warm air except in MAX mode, Explorer, Mercury Mountaineer This one will really make you nuts. You set the A/C on cold and you don’t get any cold air. You’re thinking you’ve got an A/C problem. Low of refrigerant? Bad compressor? But then you switch it to MAX A/C and all of the sudden it blows cold. What gives? Well, if you’re driving a 1995-98 Ford Explorer or Mercury Mountaineer, the fix may be as simple as a bum blend door in the heater box. This only happens … Read More

No crank no start Ford

Ford won’t start Fix no crank no start Ford Ford has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) 03-13-06 to address a no crank, no start, condition on the following vehicles: 2002-03 Explorer 2003 Lincoln Aviator 2002-03 Mercury Mountaineer Ford advises that you check for a loose connect of the battery cable to the junction box. If it’s loose, tighten to 144-IN/lbs (not ft/lbs). Next, check for looseness at the B+ terminal of the starter solenoid. The B+ terminal should be 144-IN/lbs (not ft/lbs) and the S terminal should be 65-IN/lbs … Read More

Screeching noise Ford

Screeching noise Ford High pitched Screeching noise Ford, screech, hoot, whistle on Ford Mustang, Expedition, Explorer Sport Trac, Explorer, F-150, Lincoln Mark LT, Navigator, Mercury Mountaineer Ford has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) 09-9-7 to address a noise that occurs in these vehicle when equipped with the 4.6L and 5.4L engines. The noise appears as a hoot or whistle or a high pitched metallic screech after sitting in cold weather below 40 degrees. The noise is probably coming from the grooved nylon front end accessory drive (FEAD) idler pulley. … Read More


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