Question about 2005 Mercury Mountaineer AWD

1 Answer

What could be the problem when I hear grinding in the front end mostly when turning, Abs light is on, AWD lock light periodically flashes, and advtrac will not turn on?

All these problems happened at the same time; shortly after having the front differential replaced. There are 112,000 miles.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Mercury Master
  • 40,734 Answers

Possible a loose front wheel bearing or a failed front wheel bearing
the abs light sensor is probably touching the rotor
tack it back to the shop that did the job as there is a problem in the assembly of the unit.

Posted on Apr 30, 2015

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 407 Answers

SOURCE: 1998 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER AWD. I HEAR A SLIGHT ROA

may be hub bearings or u-joints

Posted on Oct 14, 2009

  • 5 Answers

SOURCE: 2007 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER AWD 6-CYLINDER. ON

possibly the transmission

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

  • 2187 Answers

SOURCE: My Advtrack, ABS and AWD all get Disableed

The sound could be isolated and may not be related to you not having 4wheel drive. You may have to inspect the speed sensors on the hubs of the wheels. You may have it inpsected and see if there could be a faulty sensor. Some 4x4 relies on sensors for 4x4 to work and these sensors also help ABS to work. Inspect the drive shafts as well. This may have caused the noise and may have affected your 4wheel drive capabilities.

Posted on Mar 20, 2010

Testimonial: "Good Advice."

  • 1374 Answers

SOURCE: My ABS light is on and its like the brakes are

Bring the vehicle into a repair shop ASAP. There are several things that can be wrong such as calipers master cylinder, module,fluid exhaust valves . ABS problems will affect AWD. So in all likelyhood once ABS problem is cleared AWD will be fine.

Posted on Apr 14, 2010

rutherford_m
  • 63 Answers

SOURCE: bad grinding noise

The problem is likely the transfer case has locked up, the question is do you need it to continue to be an AWD vehicle? If not a simple solution is to remove the driveshaft from the transfer case to the front differential case. Takes maybe 15-20 minutes and there are no leakage issues by doing so. The vehicle will now be a rear-wheel only drive one. I recently did this to our own 2003 model and as the car stays in the south, there is no need for the AWD. The car performs as expected and that binding problem is gone.

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2005 ford explorer ABS, SES LIGHT, AND ADVTRAC LIGHT ON


The first thing to do is to have the ABS and engine computers scanned for trouble codes.
The problem with the check engine light could also turn on the ABS and traction control lights. Or it could be different issues.
The gas gauge being out of calibration could be the float in the gas tank or the gauge on the dash. I doubt that problem is related to the warning lights.

Feb 16, 2013 | 2005 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

The advance trac and awd are not working correctly At start up my 2005 mercury mountaineer has the abs light on , after driving about 50 yards the awd lock light blinks several times then goes to awd...


You current issue is no different than any other
vehicle problem you have had since 1996 when
the OBD2 Systems came into being

You have a MIL Lamp on or check light as some people
call it

You should have checked fore codes immediately within a day
or so to at least know the codes & then googled them to get
some idea of the issues

You know that you have an ABS Braking System issue based on
your owners manual & your abiltiy to recognize Advance Trac etc

Have to have a shop diagnose that system with professional tools

With an AWD issue possible I wouldn't even use it until fixed

The trac control is ussually a bad wheel speed sensor or related
issue

Jan 21, 2013 | 2005 Mercury Mountaineer AWD

1 Answer

ABS light off and on. Brakes grind hard when I turn left.


May have a problem with the hub assembly. some manufacturers combine the sensor and hub into one unit. check those
4X4: may be CV shaft issue. hard to say without hearing and inspecting the pickup.

Aug 03, 2012 | 2006 Ford Ranger

1 Answer

What are the signs off front wheel bearing going?Would ABS and AWD lock come on?


Generally not, you will hear a low rumbling vibrational sound when you are driving. Sometimes when you accelerate your wheel will feel like it is moving up and down.
If your ABS and AWD lock lights come on, you need to get your vehicle looked at and diagnosed.

Aug 01, 2011 | 2005 Mercury Mountaineer

1 Answer

My 2005 mountaineer Advtrac, ABS AWD and O/D Off flashes when im driving and no one can tell me what is wrong with it.


People can't tell you what is wrong with any vehicle issues

You must understand the technology and start a diagnostic
proceedure to find those problems

You have an ABS System issue
You retrieve whatever codes there may be & go from there

Obviously a repair shop or dealer can resolve it

May 17, 2011 | 2005 Mercury Mountaineer

1 Answer

Awd disable and anti lock light is on and a grinding noise in the front end


Hi, I can help

You have a bad wheel bearing assembly.
The bearing is starting to seize up, and it is telling computer there is a problem in ABS system, as well as AWD system.

First thing is to locate which bearing it is in the front end of the vehicle.

1)Jack up each side of the front end, place a safety support stand or jack stand under frame of vehicle.
2)Once vehicle wheel is free from ground spin the wheel and listen for grinding.
3)Compare each wheel as you spin and make your best judgment on which is more noisy.
4)This is your problem wheel you need to remember which side of the vehicle is the source of problem when ordering the part from your local auto parts store.

To repair: Remove wheel, remove brake caliper, then brake caliper bracket, then the rotor, remove center axle nut, then remove bolts for wheel bearing hub assembly.
Your ABS and AWD lights will reset themselves upon successful test drive following repair.
Let me know if you need more assistance or pictures.
Good Luck, have a great day.

May 07, 2011 | 2006 Buick Rendezvous

1 Answer

My ABS light is on and its like the brakes are


Bring the vehicle into a repair shop ASAP. There are several things that can be wrong such as calipers master cylinder, module,fluid exhaust valves . ABS problems will affect AWD. So in all likelyhood once ABS problem is cleared AWD will be fine.

Apr 14, 2010 | 2005 Mercury Mountaineer

1 Answer

05 Explorer. The ABS,ADVTRAC lights are on, & 4x4 high light flas


Disconnect the battery and try to reset the system to default. It may be a PCM issue.

Sep 13, 2009 | 2005 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

ABS/CHECK ADVTRAC/SKIDDING CAR LIGHTS GO ON


The abs sensors also control the traction control and 4 wheel drive actuators so if one of the sensors is faulty the traction control will be disabled and the drive system will be stuck in the mode set at time of failure be that 4x4 or 2wd
get the abs system repaired

Jul 25, 2017 | 2002 Ford Explorer

Not finding what you are looking for?
2005 Mercury Mountaineer AWD Logo

277 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Mercury Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75051 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5470 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

Are you a Mercury Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...