You can't disconnect the 4-wheel drive. The Mountaineer is a ALL WHEEL DRIVE S.U.V.
Replace the transfer case , had same problem and that's what it was.
On a 2005 Mercury Mountaineer : All Wheel Drive ( AWD ) has engine power going to all 4 wheels , all the time , and doesn't require any driver input
( 4R70W ) automatic transmission is used on the 1998 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0 L - V8 all wheel drive
The fuel pump is in the fuel tank.
Bank 2 is the drivers side of the engine in a Mercury Mountaineer Sensor 2 is in the exhaust after the catalytic converter ( downstream )
There isn't one. In 1997, mountaineers were either 2 wheel drive or all wheel drive. Not 4 wheel drive
According to the 1997 Mercury Mountaineer owners manual : ( 13.9 quarts / 13.2 liters ) for the 4R70W automatic transmission ( rear wheel drive and all wheel drive ) ** that would be for the entire system , transmission , converter , lines , etcetera **
The check " gage " light on in your 1997 Mercury Mountaineer indicates that either your engine oil pressure is LOW , your engine temperature is HIGH or your gas tank is AT OR NEAR EMPTY .
If your vehicle has 4 wheel drive, then yes, it has a differential in the front axle.
Look under the the plastic cover on the drive side by the breaks and gas pedals
3aaa has a book on towing if its all wheel drive you can' T TOW WITHOUT REMOVING DRIVESHAFT FIRST
check out www . motorcraft service . com ( no spaces ) click on Owner Guides you can view the owners manual ( with drive cycle instructions ) on-line
is there a certain number of miles that you should drive after you have done a drive cycle?
check out www . motorcraft service . com ( no spaces ) click on Owner Guides The owners manual ( which includes the drive cycle instructions ) can be viewed on-line
If your vehicle is All wheel drive you don't unless you drop the front drive shaft, but don't my 1999 is AWD it has saved me numerous times.
The overdrive cancel switch has a fuse . It is fuse # 13 , a 5 amp fuse that also serves the flex fuel sender on your 2002 Mercury Mountaineer. That's 1 fuse I know of .
According to the 1997 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Guide : ( the 4R70W automatic transmission used in two wheel drive and all wheel drive versions takes Motorcraft MERCON automatic transmission fluid ) * the type used should be engraved into the automatic transmission fluid dipstick *
If you look on the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) at the bottom of the windshield there will be a long string of numbers and letters. In that string a section of three will say "U53" "U54" "U55" U53-Mountaineer 4x2 U54-Mountaineer 4x4 U55-Mountaineer AWD hope this helps u outAnswerIt would be all wheel drive not 4 wheel drive. the v-8 emblems on the fender and the tailgate say all wheel drive. Also look under the front of the vehicle at the inside brake rotor area if it's all wheel drive there will be an axle going into that area.
Check the condition of the accessory drive serpentine belt, belt idler pulley and belt tensioner pulley bearings.
Sounds like axle is no square with frame putting it in a bind.
Always depends how you drive, but my experience has been: city stop and go: 16.5 to 17.5; highway: 18.5 to 20.
Loosen the tensioner pulley. Remove the old drive belt. Install the new drive belt. Tighten the new drive belt with the tensioner pulley.
On the rear if you have the tire off and the disc wont release then try to tap the brake caliper with a hammer then it should release