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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Mercury Mountaineer AUTOMOBILES

Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Light Duty Trucks & Vans -> Instrument Panel, Replace -> 1996 -> Econoline -> Expedition & 1997 F-Series -> Explorer & Mountaineer -> Ranger -> Windstar
Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0 V8 GAS

Econoline
1996
  • Disconnect wiring on instrument panel in engine compartment by loosening bolt in center of connector.
  • Remove right and left inside windshield molding, Fig. .
  • Remove engine cover.
  • Remove left and center snap in molding on each side of steering column.
  • Remove attaching screws and bolts from steering column opening reinforcement.
  • Remove steering column shrouds, then disconnect electrical connectors at bottom of steering column.
  • Loosen retaining bolt and disconnect ignition switch connector from steerin...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Mercury Mountaineer AUTOMOBILES

Drum Brakes -> Expedition, Explorer, E-150, F-150, F-250LD, Mountaineer, Navigator & Ranger -> Adjustments -> Drums Installed -> Drums Removed -> Expedition, Explorer, F-150, F-250LD, Mountaineer & Navigator -> Parking Brake Except Rear Disc -> Parking Brake w/Rear Disc -> Service Brake
Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0 V8 GAS

Service Brake

The rear brake shoes adjust automatically when the vehicle is driven in reverse and the brakes are applied sharply several times. Manual adjustment is required only when brake shoes are replaced. When adjusting rear brakes, ensure parking brake is properly adjusted and adjuster is operating freely.

Drums Removed
  • With drums removed, clean areas where shoes contact backing plate, then apply suitable lubricant to contact areas. Ensure lubricant does not contaminate linings.
  • Adjust gauge to inside diameter of brake drum using suitable brake shoe adjusting gauge.
  • Reverse tool an...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Mercury Mountaineer AUTOMOBILES

Ford Motor Co. Light Trucks, SUVs & Vans -> Fuel Pressure Relief -> Gasoline Fuel Injected Engines Except Escape, Freestar, Mariner, Monterey, Villager, 2005-06 Aviator, Explorer & Mountaineer, 2005-06 Expedition & Navigator & 2004-06 F150 & Mark LT
Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0 V8 GAS

The fuel system remains under high pressure even when the engine is not running. This residual pressure must be relieved before servicing the fuel system. To avoid injury or fire, release pressure from the fuel system before disconnecting any fuel line.

The fuel system pressure must be relieved prior to disconnecting fuel lines to prevent accidental spray of fuel.

After the battery ...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Mercury Mountaineer AUTOMOBILES

DRIVESHAFT, Replace -> Four Wheel Drive (4WD) -> Front -> Rear -> Two Wheel Drive (2WD)
Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0 V8 GAS

Front

The electrical power to the air suspension system must be shut off prior to hoisting, jacking or towing an air suspension vehicle. This can be accomplished by turning off the air suspension switch located in the rear jack storage area. Failure to do so can result in unexpected inflation or deflation of the air springs, which can result in shifting of the vehicle during these operations.

  • With vehicle in neutral, raise and support vehicle.
  • Index-mark front axle pinion flange to front driveshaft.
  • Remove transfer case skid plate.
  • Index-mark transfer case pinion flange to front ...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Mercury Mountaineer AUTOMOBILES

Alternator, Replace
Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0 V8 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Remove air cleaner outlet tube.
  • Disconnect wiring at voltage regulator.
  • Remove attaching nut and wiring terminal from alternator output terminal.
  • Remov...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Mercury Mountaineer AUTOMOBILES

Ford Motor Co. Trucks -> Fuel Reset ->
Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0 V8 GAS

The FUEL RESET indicator is grounded through the inertia switch whenever vehicle is in a high force situation. The Inertia F...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Mercury Mountaineer AUTOMOBILES

Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0 V8 GAS

Lower

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Reposition hose clamp from radiator.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from radiator.
  • Reposition hose clamp from water pump.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from water pump and from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure to in...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Mercury Mountaineer AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0 V8 GAS

  • Remove air cleaner outlet tube.
  • Rotate drive belt tensioner clockwise, using a suitable tool to relieve ...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 1997 Mercury Mountaineer AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 1997 Mercury Mountaineer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Engine Compartment Diagram for 1997 Mercury Mountaineer  5.0 V8 GASEngine Compartment Diagram for 1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0 V8 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • 4WABS Pump Relay
  • Rear Wiper Up Relay
  • Starter Relay
  • Trailer Tow Right Turn/Stop Relay
  • Trailer Tow Left Turn/Stop Relay
  • Memory Seats Diagram for 1997 Mercury Mountaineer  5.0 V8 GASMemory Seats Diagram for 1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Memory Seat Module
  • Left Hand Front Seat Motor Assembly
  • Right Hand Front Seat Motor Assembly
  • Right Hand Power Lumbar Motor
  • Connector C-335
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 1997 Mercury Mountaineer AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 1997 Mercury Mountaineer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1997 Mercury Mountaineer  5.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Remote Anti-Theft Personality (RAP) Module
  • 4WABS Pump Relay
  • Battery
  • Starter Relay
  • Horn Relay
  • 1997 Mercury Mountaineer  5.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • LH Front Power Seat Control Switch
  • LH Front Seat Motor Assembly
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 1997 Mercury Mountaineer AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 1997 Mercury Mountaineer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: RECALL - CERTAIN 1992-2003 MODEL YEAR CARS AND TRUCKS - FUSED JUMPER HARNESS REPLACEMENT FOR VEHICLES SERVICED WITH AN INCOMPATIBLE FUSED JUMPER HARNESS
    Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0 V8 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Chassis Electrical, Wiring, Fuses & Breakers, Wipers, Motors
  • Document: RECALL - 1992-2004 MULTIPLE VEHICLE LINES - SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM MODIFICATION
    Vehicle: 1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0 V8 GAS

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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 1997 Mercury Mountaineer AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 1997 Mercury Mountaineer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 1997 Mercury Mountaineer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 1997 Mercury Mountaineer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 1997 Mercury Mountaineer cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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