Mercury Mountaineer: Key Stuck in Ignition → Diagnosis

There are a few easy to fix reasons why your Mercury Mountaineer’s key might get stuck in the ignition.  It’s often easy to unstick the key.  Whatever you do, don’t start trying to rip it out of the ignition.  That can cause bigger problems. This article is written with the assumption that your key is … Read moreMercury Mountaineer: Key Stuck in Ignition → Diagnosis

Mercury Mountaineer: Steering Wheel Difficult to Turn

If your Mercury Mountaineer’s steering wheel is hard to turn, it’s almost always going to be caused by an issue with the power steering system. The power steering system is responsible for taking energy from the engine, converting it to hydraulic pressure, and using that pressure to decrease the amount of force that you need … Read moreMercury Mountaineer: Steering Wheel Difficult to Turn

Mercury Mountaineer:  Blue Smoke → Causes & Diagnosis

  A very common problem that affects all vehicles (including the Mercury Mountaineer) is blue smoke coming from the exhaust.  Reasons for blue exhaust smoke include bad valve seals, valve train wear in general, the PCV valve, burning transmission fluid and more. Blue smoke indicates that your Mountaineer’s engine is burning oil.  The question is … Read moreMercury Mountaineer:  Blue Smoke → Causes & Diagnosis

Mercury Mountaineer: Airbag Light Stays On Diagnosis

Every time you start your Mercury Mountaineer, the computer system runs a self diagnostic check on all major systems.  If any of these checks fail, you will see a diagnostic warning light on the dash for the corresponding system.  When the airbag system fails this check, you’ll see the airbag light. Depending on the model … Read moreMercury Mountaineer: Airbag Light Stays On Diagnosis

Mercury Mountaineer Battery Draining Diagnosis

  If your Mercury Mountaineer’s battery is draining, it’s something that’ll need addressing right away.  If it is draining while your Mountaineer is off, it’s usually caused by something that is drawing current that shouldn’t be.  If the battery is draining while you’re driving, that is probably going to be the alternator or battery.  There … Read moreMercury Mountaineer Battery Draining Diagnosis

Common Reasons Your Mercury Mountaineer Wont Accelerate

If your Mercury Mountaineer won’t accelerate, that is a serious cause for concern.  There are a lot of different reasons that can cause this.  Diagnosing the issue can be narrowed down by whether the engine is still revving when you push the gas or not.  There is a section for each scenario with likely causes … Read moreCommon Reasons Your Mercury Mountaineer Wont Accelerate

Mercury Mountaineer: Pulling to the Left

A vehicle that is pulling to the left can be dangerous to drive.  In the US, left is the direction of oncoming traffic.  This makes pulling to the left even more dangerous than pulling to the right.  Keeping straight when your Mercury Mountaineer wants to veer into traffic makes driving stressful.  If your Mountaineer pulls … Read moreMercury Mountaineer: Pulling to the Left