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This can be from warped rotors. Also try cleaning rear abs sensors. What happens in rear is brake dust does not have momentum at low speeds to fan out away from wheel sensors. Loose debris falls into abs sensors and makes abs activate. Big culprit in rear is emergency brake linings separate and get crushed then foul sensors.

1997 Mercury... | Answered on Jan 06, 2018

You need a portable press to remove and install ball joint. If you a r e not a mechanic you might be taking on a bit much. There are videos showing how to do it on Utube and many auto parts stores will lend you the ball joint press kit.. Good luck

1997 Mercury... | Answered on Nov 22, 2017

Raise the hood and use the battery terminal wrench, or a standard box wrench, to remove the negative battery cable. Wait 15 minutes before reconnecting the cable, then repeat Step 1. If your Mountaineer still will not start, and the flashing red light begins blinking rapidly when you attempt to start it, something is obviously malfunctioning. Either have the key reprogrammed or have more extensive troubleshooting and repairs done to the P.A.T.S. system by a certified technician.

1997 Mercury... | Answered on Nov 09, 2017

drop steering collum to replace lost screw and tighten all of the other shifter screws best solution is to replace the shifter tube ,plunger ,bushings and straps takes about an hour.do not forget to use loctite on the screws.

1997 Mercury... | Answered on Oct 22, 2017

This car you are driving is 20 years old. Have you thought of getting a newer model? It sounds like you are having too many problems.

1997 Mercury... | Answered on Jul 05, 2017


watch your oil pressure when cranking, you have to have some oil pressure to get the fuel system to start. you may have to find the hot wire at the relay and energize it to see if it is indeed the fuel pump going out. if its been sitting and its a 97 the fuel pump just might have went, you can also try hitting the gas tank from the outside in the middle to see if that works too. have a water hose or fire extinguisher around when your working on fuel system and leave one of your battery cable a little loose..


1997 Mercury... | Answered on Jul 04, 2017

indicates a failing cat converter blocking the exhaust pipe ' have a muffler shop check the condition of the cat converter

1997 Mercury... | Answered on May 02, 2017

On this website, you find fuse box diagram and description for Mercury Mountaineer (1996 - 2001)

Mercury Mountaineer First Generation 1996 2001 fuse box diagram Auto Genius

1997 Mercury... | Answered on Apr 10, 2017


here is the fuse diagram

1997 Mercury... | Answered on Nov 16, 2016

Hi Yada, I was looking up wiring diagram, maybe you'll can use it? My thought was check fuses for voltage, if no voltage, have to backtrack to dimmer. Have a good day.

1997 Mercury... | Answered on Oct 22, 2016

This info might be in your owners manual? I use gloves to handle bulb, not bare fingers. Sometimes the oil from your skin can cause a hot spot on the bulb.



1997 Mercury... | Answered on Oct 13, 2016

Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Light Green
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Yellow/Black
Car Radio Ground Wire: Black
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Light Blue/Red
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: Blue
Car Audio Front Speakers Location: Doors
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Orange/Light Green
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Light Blue/White
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Dark Green/Orange
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): White/Light Green
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: Rear Doors
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Gray/Light Blue
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Tan/Yellow
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Orange/Red
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Brown/Pink

1997 Mercury... | Answered on Sep 20, 2016

It should be in the concil but it also labels on the wirires

1997 Mercury... | Answered on Sep 03, 2016

Which engine there are three.

1997 Mercury... | Answered on Aug 18, 2016

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