1998 Mercury Mountaineer Transmission Service & Repairs

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Automatic or manual transmission, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. Schedule a transmission service or repair today.

What Does Your Mercury Mountaineer Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Mountaineer’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1998 Mercury Mountaineer transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. Let Mercury Mountaineer transmission problems linger and you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that your Mountaineer isn’t working at all.

Mercury Transmission Recommendations for 1998 Mountaineers

Your Mountaineer’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Mercury. For example, the transmission fluid in your Mountaineer should be exchanged regularly with Mercury-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1998 Mountaineer services and perform them according to Mercury-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your Mountaineer’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your Mercury running for miles and miles.

Mercury Mountaineer Transmission Service Cost

We do our best to keep Mercury Mountaineer transmission repairs and services affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your Mountaineer’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1998 Mercury Mountaineer Transmission Q&A

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Mercury? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Mercury Mountaineer? Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. Defying your Mountaineer towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • When should I have my Mountaineer's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Caring for your Mercury Mountaineer’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. About every 30,000 to 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your transmission fluid inspected and perhaps changed. Service intervals can vary depending on how you use your Mercury, so check with your technician first. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.
  • Is it possible for transmission fluid to leak from my Mercury Mountaineer? Over time, transmission fluid can leak from your Mercury Mountaineer, potentially causing transmission problems. A transmission fluid leak may be caused by a damaged transmission pan, faulty transmission cooler lines, worn-out seals, a cracked transmission housing, or an overfilled transmission.
  • Who fixes Mercury Mountaineer transmission leaks? Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care can troubleshoot and repair Mountaineer transmission systems. Book an appointment online today.
  • Should I avoid driving my Mercury Mountaineer if there is a transmission fluid leak? It’s not advisable to drive your Mountaineer if it’s leaking transmission fluid. Your transmission system needs transmission fluid to function properly, and a leak can lead to significant problems, such as overheating or reduced performance. You might even experience transmission failure.