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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
122,786 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace intake manifold (1 reports)
2002 Mercury Mountaineer engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 082011

Mountaineer 4.6L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 122,786 miles


Plastic?!!! You make the coolant crossover out of plastic? That is doomed to fail. How hot does coolant get ford? This should have been recalled a long time ago. they even lost a class action lawsuit but instead of doing what they should have (recall) they just extended the warranty and offered a refund to those who already spent outrageous money to fix it. Now I am pretty handy and fixed this myself saving me hundreds of dollars but it took me a couple months to get everything back together properly. Oh yeah and ford only offer the refund if you submitted a receipt to them with in 90 days of the settlement which I am 6 years too late. The next year model they figured it out so why not recall your customers and make them happy. A happy customer is a returning customer.

- , Mt. Wolf, PA, USA

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