2.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,189 miles

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1998 Mercury Mountaineer transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 302003

Mountaineer

  • Automatic transmission
  • 129,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving, the vehicle began to drive rough and make noises. The driver pulled the vehicle over to the side of the road and noticed fluid leaking under the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a dealer which determined that the transmission casing had a large hole. The transmission must be replaced.

- Hempstead, NY, USA

problem #2

Apr 182003

Mountaineer 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,568 miles
1998 Mercury Mountaineer transmission repairs. There was no third gear and the transmission had to be replaced. Engine light stayed on and the egr sensor had to be replaced.

- Willowick, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 011999

Mountaineer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving heard a grinding noise. Had it repaired, grinding happened again. Currently, consumer can't put in drive only second.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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