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Transmission Jerks

7.2

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$410.00
Average Mileage:
55,287 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. replace solenoid pack, rebuild transmission (1 reports)
2005 Mercury Mountaineer transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 122011

Mountaineer Premire V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

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

Ford didn't make the transmission, they bought from overseas. The major problem is the servo pistons in this transmission are all aluminum boar (no steel or brass sleeves) just steel rubbing on magnesium aluminum dose not last very long might as well be plastic and paper mache. also the solenoid pack in this trannie. The electrical connections to it from the power train computer have been under sized for the electrical current needed to run them and are also designed in a way that the aluminum wear that gets in trannie fluid can get in solenoid pack and short connections of solenoid pack out that also burns connecting pins into on harness that plugs into solenoid pack in trannie.

By them hiring or contracting out the production of this trannie they don't have any liability for this transmission and this is why most people are buying foreign made cars. Ford, if you continue assembling autos and not standing buy a product you should have tested, then we will buy Toyota, Suzuki or Dodge and you will slowly be out of business.Toyota has made mistakes but they have done recalls to correct their problems. Ford you will not admit you made a mistake buy purchasing a junk transmission and installing in your foreign made assembled in America car, you are an American company you would think you would want to protect your American consumer, but I guess not!

- , Parkersburge, WV, USA

problem #4

Jan 012010

Mountaineer V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

I REALLY LIKE MY MOUNTAINEER. THE ONLY PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN THE TRANSMISSION RUMBLING AND GRINDING BETWEEN 2ND AND 3RD OR 4TH AND 5TH GEAR. ALSO I HAVE HAD THE CRACKING OF THE REAR DOOR PANEL. I HATE TO COMPLAIN, BUT THIS SEEMS TO BE A FORD/MERCURY DEFECT THAT SHOULD BE FIXED. I AM GOING TO A TRANSMISSION PLACE TO HAVE THE TRANSMISSION CHECKED OUT TOMORROW.

- , Leesburg, FL, USA

problem #3

May 012009

Mountaineer

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles

Its not the best to be driving down the street & you can't get it into gear...you got your pedal to the metal & the gear is not kicking in....I'm just waiting for someone to hit me in the rear...When you're driving it goes slow & then jolts your back & then kicks in...something isn't right???

- , West Allis, WI, USA

problem #2

Jun 012008

Mountaineer Premier V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,094 miles

I have had problems with this vehicle since i bought it almost.....i have taken it back to the dealer like 4 times and everytime i go they can't find anything wrong with it....now the transmission is jerking and also my check adv trac light is coming on and locking my truck in awd so you cant drive it. took it to the dealer once again and they said it was from my spare tire being on there well guess what i put the regular tire back on and it still doing it......if anyone has had this prolem and found out what it was please e-mail me and let me know...I have always wanted one of these and now that i have one i kinda regret getting it...just want it fixed so i drive my own truck again.....thanks

Update from Jul 17, 2009: well i found the problem with the adv trac and it locking in awd.....the front wheel bearing is what the dealer said so we ordered a part and it is getting fixed on sunday...i will update you on what happens

- , Russellville, IN, USA

problem #1

Mar 112009

Mountaineer V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,341 miles

I have a 2005 Mercury Mountaineer. It jerks and grinds when you accelerate. Also the tailgate has a crack in it by the Mercury emblem.

- , Hephzibah, GA, USA

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