Does the front end dive when you apply your brakes? The Mercury came only with 's venerable 5. But if the stint included a lot of city driving or if the previous gas station was uphill, it wasn't unusual to be in dire need of fuel after just 250 miles. As with the Explorer, the 292 hp was an option. In contrast to the Ford Explorer, the Mountaineer was available with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive; part-time four-wheel drive was not available. Fluid level should be at the bottom of the opening.
Check the engine oil level more frequently if the vehicle is carrying a heavy load, towing a trailer, idling for extended periods like police, taxi, or shuttle service vehicles , or driven at high speeds for extended periods of time. Far from love at first sight, our admiration for the rebadged increased over the year we spent with it. Snap the two halves back together. Headlamps Handle a halogen bulb carefully and keep out of. Conventional double-wishbone suspension replaces the venerable twin I-beams used on Explorer models for years and the Mountaineer uses this new suspension too. Release it once the engine starts. The Mountaineer's pushrod V-8 propelled it to a respectable 9.
To differentiate it from its Ford counterpart, the Mountaineer was styled with a distinct dark-gray lower body color scheme; while visually similar to the Explorer, the Mountaineer adopted the chrome waterfall grille styling of the Grand Marquis. Always set the parking brake fully and make sure that the gearshift is securely latched in P Park. Have your vehicle serviced as soon as possible. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. So I immediately called the owner and he basically tried saying it was my fault and to deal with it myself.
Some controversy resulted after the media highlighted a number of rollovers involving Explorers and Mountaineers fitted with Firestone tires. Also, the climb back to camp demanded a quicker, earth-damaging pace than low-range would allow. Depressing the brake pedal will cancel the speed control. You may notice smoke and smell the escaping gas after the air bags deflate. To raise the height of the shoulder belt, push the button and slide up. The Limited was also distinguished by monochromatic body trim, body-color bumpers, and chrome wheels. The interior lamps will illuminate.
Our surveyed drivers reported fuel mileage of 15. If a light fails to illuminate, have the vehicle serviced. SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter. The parking brake is released. Need assistance selecting the right Bilstein or Gabriel product? Pull both Velcro straps to release child seat cushion. A large 97 percent said they'd recommend a Mountaineer, while 95 percent said they'd buy another Mountaineer. Rear drive was standard, though the optional all-wheel drive was chosen for our tester.
Far from love at first sight, our admiration for the rebadged increased over the year we spent with it. The bulb and bulb holder will drop out. Yukon Gear was founded in Washington state — where extreme weather and off-roading are commonplace — and manufactures performance products that were built to perform and built to last in harsh environments. Select driver or passenger mirror by moving selector lever left for driver or right for passenger. As part of the redesign, the Mountaineer was given further differentiation from the Explorer; while sharing the same roofline and doors, much of the lower sheetmetal was different, with the Mountaineer having different front fenders and hood, front and rear bumpers, liftgate, and taillamps. This indicates that the safety belt is now in the automatic locking mode. In contrast to the outdoors-themed Explorer Eddie Bauer, the Limited was geared towards on-road driving; it was fitted with all-wheel drive in place of traditional four-wheel drive.
Determine which zone of the country you live in by referring to the zone map. If any of these lights do not illuminate, have your vehicle serviced. It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. For 1997, the Mercury Mountaineer was fitted with a 215hp 5. Make sure the headlamps and vehicle accessories are off. Still, rock-hopping and mud-slinging aren't pastimes of Mountaineer owners: 86 percent said they never drive on dirt trails, while more than half claimed to never even venture off pavement onto gravel roads. For 2010, Ford's was added as a standard feature on all trim levels; it is a programmable security system designed for vehicles owned by multiple drivers.
In a collision, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. Deactivating overdrive Press the transmission control switch on the end of the gearshift lever. Even when the engine is cool, be careful when removing the recovery cap. Separate the two halves of the air cleaner. Never use the built-in child seat as a booster cushion with the adult safety. Upshifts can be made by shifting to 2 Second or to Overdrive.
Fitting Mountaineer's V8 engine in a space previously occupied by a V6 required reshaping the floorpan sheetmetal around the transmission, but the alteration goes virtually undetectable. You can add about 20 cm 8 in to the belt length with a safety belt extension assembly part 611C22. As with all Mountaineers since 2001, a 210 hp was the standard engine. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557609134656 ; listingsSearchManager. . Pull on the safety belt tongues to ensure they are both securely latched. Press button again to deactivate hazard flashers.