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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
106,667 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. the new ford seal must be driven with a modifed seal driver (1 reports)
2002 Mercury Mountaineer drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 012012


  • Automatic transmission
  • 175,000 miles


This problem is the end all for me the rear wheel is bad and with me still paying for the transmission I can't afford to get these things fixed. I'm done with this product and when my friends ask about my truck I steer them away from this product. I have been able to point some things out to other people who have their vehicles and they're now trying to get rid of their vehicle before it gets too bad. They say they can see a little leak and they hear a noise. I've talked to some repair people and they tell me this is an expensive problem and now a lot of people are going through this. This vehicle is too expensive to keep.

- , Grimesland, NC, USA

problem #2

Oct 152008

Mountaineer 4.6L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

Ford does supply a small instruction sheet with the new seal. It is definitely wise to follow it.

- , Burnet, TX, USA

problem #1

May 242007

(reported on)

Mountaineer 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,002 miles

I have a new rear diff and I'm on my third set of axle seals. Ford is aware of the issue and has created "updated" seals... THEY STILL LEAK!!! If you don't stay on top of them and always have your diff refilled then it'll fail... AGAIN!!! Yeah, I'm selling this. Summary: new blower motor for AC/heat, 4 new bearing and hubs, 1 new diff, 2 new radiators, 3 sets of axle seals for the new diff... it's only a 2002!!!!

- , Clifton, VA, USA

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